Event Wrap: SANOG 24

By on 15 Aug 2014

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APNIC participated at the 24th South Asia Network Operator’s Group (SANOG 24) from 1 to  9 August in New Delhi, India. This event was unique as it was held concurrently with the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) and the Youth Internet Governance Forum (yIGF), both of which APNIC attended.

SANOG is a regional forum that discusses operational issues and technologies of interest to network operators in the South Asian region.

The SANOG 24 sessions focused on technical network operations such as Large scale passive monitoring using SDN, Anycast on a shoe string, BGP route leaks, and IPv6 in mobile networks.

APNIC activities:

  • APNIC Executive Council member and SANOG Founding Chair, Gaurab Raj Upadhaya, gave the welcome remarks at the Opening Ceremony and Plenary. He also gave the closing ceremony Keynote Address on interconnection networks, bandwidth, complexity, and costs.
  • Sunny Chendi chaired the APNIC session, with Tuan Nguyen kicking it off with the APNIC Services update. Tuan also spoke about APNIC’s Resource Certification service. Around 80 participants attended, including 4 APNIC Members.
  • Sunny presented an overview of the:
    • APNIC Policy Development Process,
    • Current resource policies, and
    • Policy proposals recently discussed and implemented.
  • Sunny then talked about the Internet Measurement Network, which is a global network of probes that measures Internet connectivity and reachability in real time.
  • Sunny met with representatives of the Nepal Internet Exchange (NPIX), the Bangladesh Internet Exchange (BDIX), Spectranet, and Bhutan Telecom to discuss hosting a RIPE Atlas Anchor. They all welcomed the initiative.
  • Sunny met with the Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI) to discuss preparations for the inaugural Indian Network Operator’s Group, which is currently scheduled in November 2014.
  • Sunny also met with Tshering Norbu from Bhutan Telecom to discuss preparations for the inaugural Bhutan Network Operator’s Group (BTNOG), which at this stage, may be in early November 2014.

After the conference sessions ended on 2 August, there were tutorials and workshops conducted from 3 to 9 August, including:

  • IPv6 planning, deployment and migration and BGP techniques tutorials led by APNIC Consultant, Srinath Beldona.
  • MPLS workshop also led by Srinath and assisted by Yogamurthy Basappa (Accentrue) and Arpit Goyal (Cisco).
  • Internet resource management tutorial, conducted by Tuan.

They were all well attended, with engaged and interactive participants. In particular, the MPLS workshop received positive feedback, with a request to continue to provide this training in future.

You can view photos from the event on APNIC’s Flickr page.

SANOG 25 will be held from 16 to 24 January 2015 in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

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