APNIC BGP Routing Workshops in Siem Reap and Vientiane
APNIC Trainers (Nurul Islam, Senior Training Specialist and Ben O'Hara, Senior Network Engineer) were in Siem Reap, Cambodia to conduct a five-day BGP Workshop from 7 to 11 October 2013 for the first time.
The workshop was hosted by MaxBit, and was attended by 15 networking professionals from Cambodia who satisfied the prerequisites with a basic understanding of BGP. The focus areas of the workshop were on BGP Best Current Practices (BCP), traffic engineering for ISPs, IPv6 deployment issues, and multihoming design. By the end of the workshop, the participants demonstrated the skills gained through various operational configurations carried out during the latter part of the session.
BGP Routing Workshop in Vientiane, Lao PDR
Following Siem Reap, Nurul Islam continued to Vientiane, Lao PDR, to conduct another five-day BGP workshop from 14 to 18 October 2013, in collaboration with the Lao National Internet Centre (LANIC) and Cisco Systems.
Nurul was joined by another instructor, Therdtoon Theerasasana, a Consulting Engineer with Cisco Systems. Therdtoon has previously conducted collaborative training with APNIC on many occasions. The workshop was well attended with 26 participants, many of whom were network operators or from ISPs.
Following the training activity, APNIC trainers had further discussions with the LANIC senior management team on future collaborative activities in Lao PDR, in particular, how APNIC can support the Lao PDR community with their training-related needs, for example, Internet operations and resource management, Internet infrastructure development, and IPv6 deployment.
APNIC plans to schedule further training activities in Cambodia and Lao PDR in 2014.