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Pakistan to host 29th South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG) Conference

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ISLAMABAD: (January 9, 2017): The Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) are all set to host the 29th South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG) Conference from January 23-30, 2017 in joint collaboration with Internet Society (ISOC), Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) and Internet Corporation for Assigning Names and Numbers (ICANN).

SANOG provides an opportunity to bring together network operators for educational as well as co-operation purposes. A regional forum to discuss operational issues and technologies of interest to data operators in the South Asian Region, scope of SANOG is in line with established practices like NANOG in North America, RIPE Meetings in Europe and APRICOT in Asia. Earlier, 8th and 13th SANOG conferences were also hosted by Pakistan in 2006 and 2009.

SANOG 29 will consist of conference presentations, tutorials and hands-on workshop tracks. The first three days of SANOG29 consists of conference and tutorial presentations from diverse local and international community. The sessions will focus on current technology updates, trends and challenges related to data networks. Some of the Conference presentations include Label Generation Rules for Root Zone of the Internet, BGP Routing Hijacking and IPv4 Routing Table & Deaggregation Update.

The second part of the event include five-day parallel workshops on three different tracks i.e. Domain Name System (DNS)/DNSSEC, IPv4/IPv6 Routing, and Campus Network Design and Security. These workshops will be conducted by eminent international experts like Mr. Champika Wijayatunga from ICANN, Mr. Aftab Siddiqui and Mr. Fakrul Islam from ISOC, and Mr. Philp Smith and Dr. Nimal Ratnayake from NSRC.

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