Event Wrap: SANOG 28, Mumbai

By on 12 Aug 2016

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Left to right: Paul Wilson, Samiran Gupta, Head of ICANN India, and Sunny Chendi

The South Asian Network Operators Group returned to Mumbai, India for their 28th conference – SANOG 28 – held from 1 to 9 August 2016.

SANOG is a non-profit forum for network operators in South Asia. SANOG 28 was hosted by the Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI) in collaboration with the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI).

APNIC staff, including Director General, Paul Wilson, and APNIC Executive Council members Gaurab Raj Upadhaya, Rajesh Chharia, and Roopinder Singh Perhar, joined more than 200 registrants from across South Asia, as well as many regional and international speakers for the two-day conference. The SANOG 28 conference was followed by two days of tutorials and five days of workshops.

APNIC activities:

  • Paul Wilson gave a keynote speech on the IANA Stewardship transition, explaining why the outcome is important for the future of the Internet

  • Byron Ellacott delivered a presentation remotely on IPv6 deployment in South Asian economies and how they compare to other economies around the world

  • Fakrul Alam spoke on how operators can help with securing global routing systems using RPKI

  • APNIC signed an updated MoU with ISPAI, which included an agreement between both organizations to encourage ISPAI members to attend technical training programs, seminars, and conferences organized by APNIC in India and elsewhere in the Asia Pacific
  • Sunny Chendi chaired the fourth network operations session during which Adli Wahid presented on the CERTs/CSIRTs community, Vivek Nigam presented the APNIC Update, and Dinesh Bakthavatchalam discussed ways to improve Whois data quality
  • Vivek and Dinesh ran a Member Services helpdesk throughout the conference answering Members’ questions regarding resource requirements, assisting them with updating whois details, and helping attendees create ROAs
  • Adli convened the FIRST Technical Colloquia, a 1-day seminar on Security topics; while Fakrul presented tutorial sessions on RPSL and RPKI
  • Fakrul and Adli also joined Matsuzaki Yoshinobu (IIJ) and Shahadat Hossain (Grameenphone) to deliver a five-day network security workshop. Jessica Wei worked with Simon Sohel Baroi and Zobair Khan from Fiber@Home to deliver an IPv4/IPv6 routing workshop to around 40 attendees
  • Before the conference, APNIC held a Member Gathering for APNIC Members from the region. APNIC staff answered questions regarding Internet resources including how much of the free pool is remaining with IANA, delegation sizes available to APNIC Members (including wait list delegations), IPv4 transfers and billing queries
  • Also before the conference, APNIC, ISPAI and ICANN jointly hosted a round table meeting for around 30 senior technical experts from Indian ISPs to discuss the importance of Indian stakeholder participation and engagement in Internet Governance and regional/international organizations’ bottom-up policy development processes


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