Bhutan Telecom (BT) is hosting the regional gathering of South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG) in Thimphu from 13 – 21 January 2013.
SANOG comprises Internet Service Providers (ISP) from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka.
According to the announcement by BT, SANOG brings together network operators especially the data operators like (ISP) for educational as well as cooperation as it provides a regional forum to discuss operational issues and technologies of interest to the operators and stakeholders in the South Asian Region.
This non-commercial networking platform South Asian version of NANOG in North America, RIPE Meetings in Europe and APRICOT in Asia.
The SANOG Thimphu gathering will have nine days events comprising 2 days conferences, 2 days tutorials and 5 days hand workshops.
The customized topics and courses selected for this SANOG from the areas of cyber security, cloud services, virtualization, wireless, Internet traffic routing, network optimization, network management and monitoring, etc. will be of high relevance to the participants especially to the national ICT professionals.
Bhutan Telecom hosted SANOG twice in the past: in 2005 in Thimphu and 2010 at Paro.