btNOG: Fifth Bhutan Network Operators Group Meeting

Date and Location

4 - 8 June 2018, Simtokha


btNOG 5 is being hosted by the Network Operators of Bhutan.


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.


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 available 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 form 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.


btNOG 5 will be held in Simtokha at the Royal Institute of Management.


The call for papers for the 4th June btNOG plenary is now open. Please submit your presentation proposals as soon as possible. The programme will be assembled on a first come first served basis. Deadline for all submissions is 20th May 2018.

The conference outline is below.

Day 1 (Monday, 4th June)

  • Plenary Conference - Agenda
  • 08:30-09:00
    • Registration
  • 09:00-10:30
    • Keynote Speaker
  • 10:30-11:00: Tea Break
  • 11:00-12:30
    • Conference Presentations
  • 12:30-14:00: Lunch
  • 14:00-15:30
    • Conference Presentations
  • 15:30-16:00: Tea Break
  • 16:00-17:30
    • Conference Presentations
    • Open Microphone Session
    • Closing Remarks - btNOG

Day 2 (Tuesday 5th June) - Day 5 (Friday 8th June): Technical Workshops

  • Track 1: Campus Network Design
  • Philip Smith (NSRC) and Sonam Penjor (RUB)
  • Participants: 30 maximum
  • Track 2: Wireless Network Design
  • TBA
  • Participants: 30 maximum
  • Track 3: IPv6
  • Matsuzaki Yoshinobu (IIJ), Tashi Phuntsho (APNIC), Kuenzang Dorji (NANO) and Lungten Wangchuk (Zealous Systems)
  • Participants: 30 maximum


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

How to get to Simtokha

Simtokha is a few kilometres south of Thimphu.

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 picture to btnog-sec(at)nog(dot)bt. International delegates will also need to pay USD 40 as visa fee upon arrival at Paro International Airport, Bhutan.

More Information

For further information please contact the btNOG Secretariat at btnog-sec(at)nog(dot)bt.



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 NSRC, ICANN, APNIC, and IIJ.

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