NOG.BT: First Bhutan Network Operators Group Meeting

Date and Location

17 - 21 November 2014, Phuentsholing.



The Bhutan Network Operators Group (BTNOG) would like to thank College of Science and Technology, Royal University of Bhutan for hosting this event.


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.


We encourage you to register as soon as possible. Due to the popular demand for the courses, the limited seats could run out fast.

Registration for BTNOG's First Meeting comprising of 5-days training/workshop can be done by paying BTN 10,000 in cash/cheque to Bhutan Telecom. The registration fee goes towards covering the costs of the event.

Please contact secretariat at by email or call Kinzang Lhaden on 02 343434 Ext. 2008 for more information and to register for the first BTNOG meeting.


BTNOG was held at the College of Science and Technology in Phuentsholing.


The agenda for the first BTNOG is now available. The conference outline is below.

Day 1 (Monday, November 17th)

  • Plenary Conference

Day 2 (Tuesday) - Day 5 (Friday): Technical Workshops

  • Track 1: BGP Routing
  • Philip Smith (APNIC), Tashi Phuntsho (Bhutan Telecom)
  • Course Website
  • Track 2: Virtualisation and Cloud
  • Hans Kuhn (NSRC), Dean Pemberton (NSRC)
  • Course Website
  • Track 3: Network and Systems Security
  • Randy Bush (IIJ), Matsuzaki Yoshinobu (IIJ), Sheryl Hermoso (APNIC)
  • Course Website


The presentations were posted on the completion of BTNOG 1. Please see the agendapage for more info.

How to get to Phuentsholing

By road from Thimphu. International participants have a choice of airlines, DrukAir and Bhutan Airlines, flying from Singapore, Bangkok, Kathmandu, and 6 ports in India. It is also possible to fly to Siliguri (Bagdogra) in India and transfer by road to Phuentsholing.

More Information

For further information please contact the organising committee.



BTNOG is made possible with the support of many organisations with common interests in the development and stability of the Internet network infrastructure, operations, services and performance. We are always interested in expressions of interest of support from other organisations who share our desire to improve the Internet in the Bhutan.

Organisations who wish to support this or future BTNOG meetings should please contact the organising committee by sending email to btnog-coord at

We'd like to acknowledge the generous support of APNIC, ICANN, ISOC and NSRC.

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