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APAN Member Categories

There are two principal membership categories of APAN Ltd. These are Voting Members and Non-voting Members.
There can be only one Voting Member for each country/economy, also known as the Primary Member.
There are four sub-categories of Non-voting Members. These are Associate Member ; Affiliate Member ; Liaison Member ; and Industry Member .

Member Category Attributes

Voting (Primary) Member:
  1. There shall only be one Primary Member from each country / economy.
  2. The Primary Member will normally be designated APAN-XX, where XX is the country/economy code.
  3. A Primary Member is an entity, organization or consortium that typically coordinates advanced research and education network provisioning within a country / economy.
  4. The organization that represents the Primary Member shall be one that comprehensively represents that country's / economy's interests in the fulfilling the objectives of APAN.
  5. The organization that represents the Primary Member shall have the support of other organizations that are stakeholders or beneficiaries in fulfilling the objectives of APAN.
  6. The entity that represents the Primary Member may be a consortium of organizations in the country / economy, or may be represented by a single organization for administrative purposes.
  7. The Primary Member will be the contact point for all matters between that country / economy and APAN.
  8. Only eligible Primary Members shall have voting rights within APAN where the weighting of the votes shall be determined by the Council of Primary Members.
  9. The number of votes for each Primary Member shall be decided by the Council of Primary Members.
Non-voting Member sub categories:
(a) Associate Member
  1. An Associate Member is an entity, organization or consortium that has common interests in the objectives of APAN.
  2. An Associate Member is an entity, organization or consortium that typically coordinates advanced research and education network provisioning within a country/economy or geographical area.
  3. An Associate Member shall recognize the role of the Primary Member as the main contact and representative of a particular country / economy.
  4. There may be multiple Associate Members from each country.
  5. An Associate Member shall have no voting rights.
(b) Affiliate Member
  1. An Affiliate Member is an entity, organization or consortium that has common interests in the objectives of APAN.
  2. An Affiliate Member typically represents a community that benefits from the use of the advanced research and education networks that APAN aims to facilitate and promote.
  3. An Affiliate Member shall have no voting rights.
(c) Liaison Member
  1. A Liaison Member is a peer entity/organization/consortium that represents the common interest of a community in advanced networking.
  2. A Liaison Member shares common interests in the objectives of APAN.
  3. A Liaison Member has no voting rights.
(d) Industry Members
  1. An Industry Member is a corporate entity with common interests in the objectives of APAN.
  2. An Industry Member may have an interest in working with other APAN Member categories in researching and developing new products and services.
  3. An Industry Member has no voting rights.

For further information about becoming a member of APAN, please contact sec AT apan.net.

 
Last Updated: 21 Aug 2014


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