Sify's Naresh Ajwani elected as member of number resource organization

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Chennai, Sept 9, (ANI/Business Wire India): Sify Technologies Limited (Nasdaq National Markets: SIFY), a leader in Consumer Internet and Enterprise Services in India with global delivery capabilities, today announced the election of Naresh Ajwani - President, Consumer Infrastructure and Operations, Sify Technologies Limited, as a member of the Number Resource Organization - Number Council (NRO-NC), a global policy formulation body for the Internet. Naresh Ajwani is the first and the only Indian to be elected to the NRO-NC since its inception.

NRO-NC consists of 15 members representing five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). Naresh will represent Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC), one of the registries and also co-ordinate with other RIRs for developing the Internet in other countries. Naresh was chosen out of twelve contestants representing eight countries.

According to APNIC, as a member of NRO- NC, Naresh Ajwani will contribute to helping developing economies improve their access to the Internet. As an Executive Council Member with ISPAI (Internet Service Providers Association of India), he brings over 25 years of core operational experience to this position. His rich expertise from the Indian Internet story will help bring new perspectives to the making of global policies on Internet.

Raju Vegesna, CEO and Managing Director, Sify Technologies Limited, said, "Sify has been at the forefront in providing thought leadership for the industry while pioneering Internet and network services in the country, and this is indeed a testimony to the kind of work we have been involved in. I am sure that as member of the NRO- NC, Naresh will contribute meaningfully to the country and to global business".

Naresh Ajwani, President, Consumer Infrastructure and Operations, Sify Technologies Limited, said, "It is a critical period for the Internet community with the forthcoming transition from IPv4 to IPv6. In India, the Internet market will witness major action with the opening up of VoIP. I am excited to represent NRO-NC that will play a significant role in catalyzing and ushering in these developments. NRO-NC will also handle issues such as hardware security application and bandwidth."

Besides being at the helm of Policy and Regulations pertaining to Telecom, IT and ITES, Internet Governance, e-Commerce, eSecurity and Internet and Broadband, Naresh Ajwani is a member of the CII National Committee on IT, ITES and eCommerce. He is also a Director of the NIXI (National Internet Exchange of India) Board, since September 2007.

ANI

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