APNIC staff attended the inaugural Bhutan Network Operators Group (BTNOG 1) in Phuentsholing, Bhutan, from 17 to 21 November 2014.
BTNOG was established for network operators in Bhutan in early 2014 following the success of SANOG 23 in Bhutan.
BTNOG is a joint effort between Bhutan Telecom, DrukNET, and TashiCell, with support from ISOC, ICANN, APNIC, and NSRC.
The event was attended by about 90 people and included presentations about the History of the Internet in Bhutan, Synched clients and Traffic Trends, and Introduction to RPKI, and DNS and its uses. The presentations are available to view.
- At the Conference Plenary, Sunny Chendi gave the APNIC Update about APNIC services and new service initiative including RPKI, ISIF and the state of IPv6 deployment in Bhutan.
- Philip Smith, along with Tashi Phuntsho (Bhutan Telecom) instructed at the BGP Routing Workshop. Sheryl Hermoso joined Randy Bush (IIJ) and Matsuzaki Yoshinobu (IIJ) for the Network Security Systems Workshop. The Workshops were well attended with great participation from the training alumni.
- During the week, Sunny also took the opportunity to meet up with our Members and the government in Bhutan to discuss the importance of IPv6 deployment.
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