ASIAN INTERNET INTERCONNECTION INITIATIVES THROUGH KEIO UNIVERSITY, JAPAN
The Asian Internet Interconnection Initiatives (AI3) Project is a Japanese-led research initiative that aims to develop cutting-edge technologies by supporting the development of various research initiatives of engineers and researchers. It also facilitates the development of knowledge-based information infrastructure in the Asian region. ASTI became a partner of AI3 on August 1999 prior to the establishment of PREGINET and eventually established its earth station in 2000 by connecting to the AI3 network.
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES INFORMATION NETWORK (MAFFIN), JAPAN
Japan's MAFFIN provides online hosting to a number of agriculture, forestry and fishery organizations in different countries. MAFFIN operates together with the Asia-Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) in order to replicate and disseminate data. MAFFIN provides funding and support for the connection of ASTI's PREGINET to the APAN link. Through this link, researches and education endeavours were facilitated including the crucial data in typhoon tracking and distance learning initiatives.
ASIA-PACIFIC ADVANCED NETWORK (APAN)
APAN is non-profit international research and education network which aims to facilitate and coordinate the development, deployment, operation, and technology transfer of advanced network-based applications and services in the research and education community within the Asia-Pacific Region. ASTI, as the institution that manages the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET) or the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of the country, serves as its partner to formalize and strengthen its participation in APAN related activities. The partnership between the two was established in January 2004.