Year Table

Year Table of Internet History of Asia and World

Year

Asia

World

1971

1974

Ethernet

BBN Telenet Service 

1978

CACHE (BBS) 

1980

ACSNET, Australia

Networks-80, India

IPv4 Network Development Proposal (South Korea) 

1982

International Academic NetWorkshop (IANW) 

1985

BITNET in Asia, Japan

Pacific Computer Comm. Symposium (PCCS) 

DNS Deployment

Pacific Computer Comm. Symposium (PCCS)

2000 Hosts 

1986

ccTLDs in Asia

Int'l Academic NetWorkshop-AsiaPacific

Joint Workshop on Computer Communications

SDN Workshop (changed to WCCW, SWCC) 

1990

IP Meeting, Japan (changed to Internet Week) 

1993

JPNIC (originally JNIC)

APNIC Pilot Project

IETF RFC  ( Japan , South Korea ) 

KRNET

1994

Interop, Tokyo

Broadband Network Project, South Korea 

1997

APAN

TransPac Project

M Root Server, Japan

ThruNet, South Korea

Naver, South Korea 

STAR TAP

Google 

1998

APTLD  (originally APccTLD)

APBioNet

Singapore-MIT Alliance(Remote Class)  

Int'l Forum on the White Paper (IFWP)

ICANN

US-EU Safe Harbor Agreement 

1999

First ICANN Meeting, Singapore

Remote Intercontinental Class (USA-Japan)

Alibaba, China

Tencent, China

SayClub, and Cyworld, South Korea 

2000

Trans-Eurasia Information Network(TEIN)

APOPS

AP* Retreat

Baidu, C hina

Chinese Domain Name Consortium (CDNC)

2001

School on Internet (SOI) Asia

Asia PKI Consortium 

2002

APCERT

APNG Camp , Bangkok

IETF, Yokohama

Silk Programme 

2004

GLORIAD (China, Russia, South Korea,...) 

GLORIAD

Facebook 

Alipay 

2005

100 Million Internet Users in China 

WSIS, Tunis

YouTube 

2007

SIGCOMM, Kyoto

Smart Phone (iPhone)

Android OS 

2008

AsiaFI.net

IGF, Hyderabad  

Africa Asia Forum on Network R & Eng

China: Largest Internet Users (220m) 

Blockchain and Bitcoin

OIC-CERT

Airbnb 

2009

Interop, Mumbai

Weibo, China

Central Asia R&D Network (CAREN) 

100 Million Websites with Apache

WhatsApp

Uber

One ZB Data/Year (IDC) 

2010

APrIGF

APIX

Asia Cloud Computing Assoc. (ACCA) 

KakaoTalk

2011

One Billion Internet Users in Asia

IPv4 Exhaustion at APNIC

Asia Internet History Project 

WeChat

Two Billion Internet Users

IPv4 Exhaustion at IANA

Cyberspace Conference, London

2 Million Monthly New Malware Samples (McAfee)  

2012

DiDi Chuxing, China 

Douyin (TikTok) by ByteDance, China

WCIT-2012 , Geneva

TikTok

Facebook with One Billion Users 

2013

One Billion Messaging Users in Asia

Alipay: Mobile payment platform 

Snowden Revelations

One Billion Messaging Users in the World

One Billion Smartphones/Year 

2014

World Internet Conference, Wuzhen, China

Korea Internet History Project 

NETmundial, Sao Paulo

3 Billion Internet Users

Ten ZB Data Created/Year (IDC) 

2015

India: Second Largest Internet User Population

2016

AlphaGo vs Lee Sedol

Aadhaar Act, India

TikTok, China

IANA Transfer (2016-10-01)

Mirai, First IoT DDoS 

2017

Internet Shutdown Rule in India

1 Trillion-Dollar E-Commerce in China 

2019

5G Deployment   (China, South Korea) 

2020

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) - Cambodia,  China,...

2022

Generative AI(Open AI, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Meta, xAI,...)

2023

Generative AI in Asia (China, Japan, Korea,...)

AI in wars (Ukraine, Gaza)

2024

 Abuse of AI in elections (USA,...)

NVIDEA (AI hardware and software)

7 Central Banks on Digital Currency Experiment

2025

2027

2028

2029

2030


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