Event Wrap: SANOG 34

By on 19 Aug 2019

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Vivek with GZ Kabir from APNIC Member, BDCOM.

APNIC supported and participated in the 34th South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG 34) meeting in Kolkata, India, from 31 July to 7 August 2019.

More than 200 attendees from 15 economies in the region participated in the event, including 16 fellows (8 male and 8 female), supported by APNIC and the Internet Society. The program included presentations on routing security, OTT challenges and disaster recovery and business continuity. Visit the agenda for more information.

APNIC activities:

  • APNIC hosted a booth, welcoming Members and assisting with their IP address and membership-related queries and other technical questions. APNIC also took the opportunity to visit several Members during the event.
  • In the Technical Plenary 2 – Routing Security session, Tashi Phuntsho presented ‘Securing Internet Routing’ and also moderated the session.

  • There was an APNIC Update session, chaired by Sunny Chendi, with the following activities:
    • Vivek Nigam presented ‘Internet Number Registry Services – the Next Generation’ on RDAP.
    • Sofia Silva Berenguer presented on new products in the APNIC Product Management suite, Dashboard for Autonomous System Health (DASH) and the Network Operators ToobOX (NetOX).
    • Sofia also introduced the ‘APNIC Community Insights Initiative’; a community insights group to help APNIC create better products and services for the community.
  • Following the APNIC Updates session, Sunny Chendi hosted a BoF on the APNIC Policy Development Process (PDP). During the BoF, Sunny discussed recent APNIC policy implementations, gave an overview of the APNIC PDP, encouraged participation in Policy activities, and gave a demonstration of the CONFER tool.
  • Che-Hoo Cheng participated at the ‘NOG Updates and Peering’ session to invite direct peering with APNIC’s own network (AS4608) at Internet exchanges. He also invited participants to attend Peering Asia 3.0, being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 6 to 7 November 2019, for more direct peering with other networks.
  • Tashi Puntsho presented the btNOG update at the ‘NOG Updates and Peering’ session in his capacity as a btNOG committee member.
  • Tashi also helped conduct the Network Security workshop for 25 participants.
  • Before SANOG 34, APNIC participated at the IRINN Open Policy Meeting (OPM) on 30 July, where Sunny presented on recent APNIC policy implementations and encouraged IRINN staff to gather feedback from their members on the policy proposals being discussed at APNIC 48.
  • APNIC also held a Member Gathering dinner for 18 participants on 30 July. APNIC staff shared information on APNIC’s activities and new service initiatives, the APNIC Academy and training, and product development activities.
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