• Date & Location : 3 Jun, 2019 - 7 Jun, 2019
  • About : btNOG is informal group set up to provide an educational and operational forum for Internet network operators and interested professionals/engineers related to the Internet's technologies and operational practices to discuss matters of mutual interest, exchange technical information and learning, and discuss specific implementation issues, usually through a combination of mailing list and annual meetings
  • Venue : Tashi Namgay Resort, Paro

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btNOG 6 – Celebrating 20 Years Of Internet In Bhutan.

btNOG6 will have one day conference followed by 3 workshop tracks. btNOG6 Coord Team circulated the survey to all ICT Professionals in the country to determine its workshop tracks. Unlike past btNOG events, Bhutanese ICT community has selected the following tracks which will be on offer during btNOG6:

1. Network Monitoring and Management

2. Routing and Switching

3. Network Security with packet analysis

Workshop Participants will learn to implement, operate, troubleshoot and support network and its related services based on these subjects. All three workshop tracks will be focused on service providers as well as enterprise campus network operators, i.e. government and corporate offices, academia and private businesses establishments. These courses will be delivered by international experts supported by local resource persons.


Programme Agenda: Day  1 – Conference day of btNOG6

Plenary Conference – Agenda

  • 08:30 – 09:45
    • Registration
  • 10:00 – 10:45
    • Welcome Remarks
      • btNOG6 Chair
    • Opening Remarks
      • Chief Guest, Lyonpo Karma D Wangdi, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Information & Communications
    • Keynote: Impact of Internet in Bhutanese Society
      • Dasho Kinley Dorji, Former Secretary, Ministry of Information & Communications
  • 10:45 – 11:15: Tea Break
  • 11:15 – 12:45: Technical Session I
    • Improving Connectivity in the Least Connected World
      • Hevery Allen – NSRC (slides)
    • Next Generation Internet Registry Services
    • Building Reliable ISP Platform
    • Securing Internet Routing
      • Tashi Phuntsho – APNIC (slides)
  • 12:45 – 14:00: Lunch
  • 14:00 – 15:30: Technical Session II
    • RPKI Case Study in Tashi Infocomm
      • Choki Wangda – TashiCell (slides)
    • Tales of Two Honeypots in Bhutan
      • Tashi Phuntsho – APNIC (slides)
    • Bhutan Internet Exchange Update
      • Urpan Adhikari – Tashi InfoComm (slides)
    • DNSSEC and Signing .bt
      • Alisha Gurung – Bhutan Telecom (slides)
    • Cybersecurity in Bhutan
      • Sonam Choki – btCIRT (slides)
    • Government Network
      • Sangay Choden – DITT (slides)
  • 15:30 – 16:00: Tea Break
  • 16:00 – 16:30: Technical Session III
    • RouteViews: The BGP Collector for Today’s Network Operator and Researcher.
      • Dr. Philip Smith – NSRC (slides)
  • 16:30 – 16:45: Bhutan Internet History
    • Jichen Thinley – Bhutan Telecom

  • 16:45 – 17:30: Panel Discussion:
    • 20 Years of Internet in Bhutan – the good and the bad
      • Dr. Philip Smith – NSRC
      • Jichen Thinley – Bhutan Telecom Ltd.
      • Wangay Dorji – BICMA
      • Ganga R. Dhungyel – TICL
      • ModeratorTashi Phuntsho – APNIC
    • Closing Remarks



1. Network Monitoring and Management

2. Routing and Switching

3. Network Security with packet analysis

How to get to Tashi Namgay Resort, PARO.

Tashi Namgay Resort (TNR) is right opposite to Paro international airport (PBH). Participants can take a right turn while coming from Airport end towards Bondey and drive towards Airport View Point. TNR is located on the right-hand side of the road. Participants travelling from Thimphu can take a left turn from the Bonday bridge and follow the same route.

International participants have a choice of airlines, DrukAir and TashiAir, flying from Singapore, Bangkok, Dhaka, Kathmandu, and 6 airports in India.

International delegates other than Indian and Bangladeshi nationals need to send their completed, signed and scanned visa form with a picture to kjamyang@dit.gov.bt International delegates will also need to pay USD 40 as visa fee upon arrival at Paro International Airport, Bhutan.

More Information

Information on the meeting venue, accommodation, visa matters, and other practical arrangements are provided on the “General Information” document.


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