btNOG was established as a mailing list for Internet operations engineers in Bhutan.

Future Meetings

The fifth btNOG meeting will be held in Simtokha, and will run from 4th to 8th June 2018. The call for papers is now open. Please submit presentation proposals for the Monday 4th June plenary conference via the paper submission system.

The dates for future btNOG meetings have been set as follows:

  • btNOG 5.5 - with SANOG 33 in January 2019
  • btNOG 6 - 3rd to 7th June, 2019
  • btNOG 7 - 1st to 5th June, 2020
  • btNOG 8 - 7th to 11th June, 2021
Future btNOGs will be held on the first full week of June each year. They will generally be held in either Thimphu, Paro, or Phuentsholing.

Hosting btNOG Conferences

The btNOG Coordination Team would like to invite proposals to host future btNOG events in 2018 and future years.

The btNOG Coordination Team welcomes proposals to host future btNOG conferences. Please use the general enquiry form to contact the Management Committee.

Past Meetings

  • btNOG 2: September 2015, Thimphu
  • btNOG 1: November 2014, Phuentsholing

Abha Ahuja Bursary Award

Since 2008, the generosity of an anonymous donor and Verisign with the administration of the Internet Society, have created and agreed to administer a bursary for persons from developing economies to participate in a regional operators meeting.

The Abha Ahuja Bursary targets individuals from Africa, Asia, and Oceania who are actively involved in Internet development, in any of the following roles:

  • Engineers (Network Builders)
  • Operational and Infrastructure Support Personnel
  • Educators, Teachers, and Trainers

For more information about the Abha Ahuja Bursary Award and about how to apply, please consult the Abha Ahuja Bursary Award website.

Mailing List

The mailing list is targeted at network and operations engineers in Bhutan. It is open to everyone from all walks of life around the world who is interested in ISP operations activities in the Bhutan.

The mailing list was established to provide a forum for the exchange of technical information and the discussion of specific implementation issues that require cooperation among network service providers. To ensure that the list is a useful forum for discussion of relevant technical issues, participants are asked to respect these guidelines. Failure to do so can lead to posting rights being denied.

To subscribe, use the online form.

Note: You must be a subscriber in order to post a message to the mailing list.


Bhutan Network Operators Group (btNOG) is an 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. btNOG is open to all ISPs and Internet related organizations in Bhutan and also from around the world. As such it has no owners, just a small group of dedicated individuals who look after the mailing list and organise the regular meetings. More on the btNOG organisation.


For more information about btNOG or to contact btNOG, please complete the general enquiry form.


btNOG would like to acknowledge and thank APNIC for their support of btNOG, and for kindly agreeing to host this website.