Internet Society Honours Leading Chinese Technologist Dr. Jianping Wu With Postel Award

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Internet Society Honours Leading Chinese Technologist Dr. Jianping Wu with Postel Award

MAASTRICHT, Netherlands, July 29 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Recognition of pioneering role in Internet technologies and information access for Chinese research and educational


    The Internet Society today announced that its prestigious Jonathan B. Postel Service Award 2010 was awarded

to leading Chinese technologist Dr. Jianping Wu for the pioneering role he has played in advancing Internet

technology, deployment, and education in China and Asia Pacific over the last twenty years.

    Dr. Wu's best-known contribution is the development of the China Education and Research Network (CERNET)

which he designed and developed to be the first Internet backbone network in China. Created to establish a nation-

wide advanced network infrastructure to support education and research among universities, CERNET has since

become the world's largest national academic network. Since 1998, Dr. Wu has also devoted his time to the design

and development of a large-scale native IPv6 backbone in China that now serves to connect over 200 universities

and millions of users.

    The Postel Award was established by the Internet Society to honour individuals or organisations that, like Jon

Postel, have made outstanding contributions in service to the data communications community. Commenting on its

presentation to Dr. Wu, Lynn St. Amour, President and CEO of the Internet Society said:

    "Jianping Wu has dedicated his career in China to developing a broadly accessible Internet that brings people

together. Twenty years ago, Dr. Wu recognized the importance and future impact of the Internet and the pivotal role

it would play in terms of its impact on social reform, technology advancement and economic growth for China. He

has worked tirelessly to bring his vision to life. As a result, the networks that resulted from his determination and

hard work have played an important role in driving Internet development in China and have had a significant impact

on the Internet worldwide."

    The Internet Society presented the award, including a US$20,000 honorarium and a crystal engraved globe,

during the 78th meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in Maastricht, The Netherlands 25-30 July


    About the Internet Society

    The Internet Society (ISOC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related

standards, education, and policy. ISOC is the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF),

the Internet's premier technical standards body. With offices in Washington, D.C., and Geneva, Switzerland, it is

dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout

SOURCE: The Internet Society

    CONTACT: Anya Chambers of the Internet Society, 



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