• Date & Location : 4 Jun, 2018 - 8 June 2018
  • Host :

    Network Operators of Bhutan

  • About :

    The btNOG Conference and Workshop is an opportunity for capacity development for the professionals of IT/ICT involved in the operation of networks and network services in Bhutan.

  • Venue : Royal Institute of Management, Simtokha

btNOG’s Fifth Meeting consists of 1 day of conference followed by 4 days of training by hands-on workshops.

  • The registration fee for the conference is Nu.3000 (US$60).
  • The registration fee for both workshops and conference is Nu.9500 (US$150).


Registration is availableĀ now. We encourage you to register as soon as possible. Due to the popular demand for the courses, the limited number of training seats will run out quickly.


Residents of Bhutan interested in participating in btNOG5 are requested to bring their completed registration formĀ to their nearest TashiCell Customer Care centre to register. Registration fees must be paid at the time of registration – no training seat is guaranteed until registration has been paid for.

International guests who wish to participate in btNOG5 are requested to complete the registration form and send it to btnog-sec(at)nog(dot)bt to confirm their registration.


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The conference outline is below.

Monday, 4th June

Plenary Conference – Agenda


  • Registration


Welcome Remarks

  • btNOG Organising Committee

Opening Remarks

  • Honourable Secretary MOIC – Royal Government of Bhutan

Introductory Remarks: The Benefit of NOGs

  • Paul Wilson – APNIC

Keynote: Analysis of IXP Benefits

  • Philip Smith – NSRC

Presentation slides

11:00-11:30: Tea Break


Being Open: Facebook and its Edge

  • Matt Jansen – Facebook

The State of On-Line Video

  • Gaurab Raj Upadhaya – Limelight Networks

Presentation slides

Why and How to Begin Considering about Security

  • Alisha Gurung – Bhutan Telecom

Presentation slides

13:00-14:00: Lunch


Akamai CDN, Peering, and Traffic Trends

  • Kams Yeung – Akamai

Presentation slides

Network Automation

  • Tashi Phuntsho – APNIC

Presentation slides

Virtualisation and Clustering at RUB – My Experience

  • Sonam Penjor – Royal University of Bhutan

Presentation slides

15:30-16:00: Tea Break


College Campus Network Management: Case of Royal Thimphu College

  • Samir Patel – Royal Thimphu College

Presentation slides

DrukREN Implementation and Operation Update

  • Karma Jamyang – DITT/MOIC

Presentation slides


  • Sonam Choki – DITT/MOIC

Presentation slides

Open Microphone Session

  • btNOG Organising Committee

Closing Remarks


btNOG 5 Social Event

  • Terma Linca Resort, Babesa

Tuesday 5th – Friday 8th June: Technical Workshops

  • Topic : Campus Network Design
  • Speakers : Philip Smith (NSRC), Sonam Penjor (RUB) and Urpan Adhikari (TashiCell)
  • Participants : 36 maximum
  • Workshop Website

  • Topic : Wireless Network Design
  • Jon Brewer (NSRC), Mike Jager (NSRC) and Karma Jamyang (DITT)
  • Participants: 20 maximum
  • Workshop Website

  • Topic : IPv6 Deployment
  • Speakers : Matsuzaki Yoshinobu (IIJ), Tashi Phuntsho (APNIC), Kuenzang Dorji (NANO) and Lungten Wangchuk (Zealous Systems)
  • Participants : 30 maximum
  • Workshop Website

Wednesday 6th June

Women in ICT Social sponsored by NSRC

  • Time : 19:00
  • Venue : TBA
  • Social event for women participants only

Friday 8th June

Workshop Closing Dinner

  • Time: 19:00
  • Venue: TBA

The presentations will be made available by following the agenda links above after the conference has completed.