APAN (Asia Pacific Advanced Network) refers to both the organisation representing its members and to the backbone network that connects the research and education networks of its member countries/economies to each other and to other research networks around the world.
APAN Ltd. is the not-for-profit association that is the legal entity created to undertake the activities on behalf of APAN members. APAN members are the entities representing research and education network interests in the countries/economies of Asia and Oceania.
APAN coordinates activities related to network technologies, services and applications among its members and with its peer international organisations.
APAN is also a key driver in promoting and facilitating network-enabled research and education activities. These include research collaboration, knowledge discovery and sharing, tele-health and natural disaster mitigation.