PacNOG: Twenty Fifth PacNOG Meeting, Conference and Educational Workshop: Agenda

PacNOG 25 Agenda

2nd to 6th December 2019, Suva. Fiji


Unless otherwise stated, the daily schedule is:

  • Start: 09:00
  • End: 17:30
  • Morning Break: 10:30 - 11:00
  • Lunch Break: 13:00 - 14:00
  • Afternoon Break: 15:30 - 16:00

Conference Plenary

DAY 1 - MONDAY - 2nd December 2019
Venue: Room IT13, Building Block A, Pacific-Japan ICT Centre; USP, Suva

08:00-08:55: Registration

09:00: Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Mr Fred Christopher, Manager, Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association & PacNOG
  • Mr Kisione Finau, Director ITS, University of the South Pacific

09:10: ICANN Update

  • Savenaca Vocea, Vice President Engagement Oceania, ICANN
  • Abstract: A presentation to share some of the high interest topics currently discussed in ICANN. Hear how to participate and engage in ICANN processes.
  • Presentation Slides

09:35: APNIC Update

  • Che-Hoo Cheng, Infrastructure & Development Director, APNIC
  • Abstract: A presentation to share some of the high interest topics currently discussed in APNC, in particular of the IP Addressing policies and allocations, and the APNIC Academy. Hear how to participate and engage in APNIC processes and academy.
  • Presentation Slides

10:00: Routeviews: The BGP Collector for Today's Network Operator and Researcher

  • Dr Philip Smith, Senior Network Engineer, NSRC
  • Abstract: This presentation describes RouteViews and how it can be useful as a network diagnosis tool for today's network operators, as well as provide valuable analysis data for network researchers.
  • Presentation Slides

10:30: Morning Break

  • Group Photograph
  • Refreshments

11:00: Keeping Local Traffic Local by Doing Local Peering

  • Che-Hoo Cheng, Infrastructure & Development Director, APNIC
  • Abstract: To help Internet development with faster and cheaper Internet access in Pacific Islands which have multiple network operators, it is essential to keep local traffic local by doing local peering. In this talk, the speaker will talk about the concept of peering and the benefits of local peering. He will also talk about the roles of Internet exchange Points (IXPs) to facilitate easier local peering and will share his experience in operating an IXP.
  • Presentation Slides

11:30: Contents and Benefits of local caching

  • Matt Jansen, Edge Strategy Manager, FACEBOOK
  • Abstract: This presentation is to share on best practices on serving content & the benefits of local caching.

12:00: Life of a QR code. To scan or not to scan, that is the question?

  • Warren Finch, Senior Network Analyst / Technical Trainer, APNIC
  • Abstract: An overview of QR codes, what makes up a QR code, and Proof of Concept on ways that it can be used, maliciously or otherwise. The presentation discusses the use of QR Codes and where it could be used maliciously. Including a review of Kali Linux and the Social Engineering Toolkit to send phishing emails. Then demonstration of the QRLJacking toolkit to hijack a whatsApp login. Then finally looking at the technical specifications of QR codes and some of the newer security features of the Q Platform
  • Presentation Slides

12:30: Lunch Break

14:00: Campus networks expectations and challenges - USP

  • Edwin Sandys, Manager Ent. Systems & Network Infrastructure, IT Services, University of the South Pacific
  • Abstract: USPNet is a USP owned Wide Area Network (WAN), a private network purely for USP use and incorporating an array of local area networks, server and management systems throughout its 12 member countries in the Pacific Island, connected by a 5MHz IP Satellite based technology. Services include distance learning, educational and administrative services throughout its 12 member countries, students and staff access to interactive audio tutorials, communications by e-mail and access to the World Wide Web, online MIS and banner applications, watch a live Video multicast, access multimedia material via Server downloads and live video conferences (and tutoring). This presentation aims to update audience on the USPNet and discuss experiences and significant developments in the design and operations, with some typical demands, and case issue scenarios of this network spread over 12 countries and serving a total population of over ten thousand students and staff.
  • Presentation Slides

14:30: Overview of growing Network Connections via the FINTEL Landing Stations + Regional Telecommunications Hub

  • Filipe Tukana Gauna, Engineer IP & IT Systems, FINTEL
  • Abstract: FINTEL is the submarine cable landing station operator and regional carrier in FIJI, celebrating its centennial this year and being in existence before any other country in the South Pacific become landing standings. Initially connecting Fiji to New Zealand, Australia and the USA as early as 1902, today more cable schemes are now connected via FINTEL, with the Southern Cross Cable and NEXT being the major player, and other direct cables to Vanuatu, Tonga, Samoa. With more Pacific Island countries to be connected, this presentation will share on the growing traffic trends for Fiji and the Pacific, and the network developments and operations required, challenges, experiences, in particular with the emerging digital transformation of SMEs, governments, the growth of edge intelligences, CDNs and cloud, and national digital economy vision-missions. This presentation will also discuss anticipations with the role of FINTEL as a connectivity hub that has resulted from the landing of the new cable schemes connecting via FINTEL.
  • Presentation Slides

15:00: Network Modernisation, design and operational considerations and challenges

  • Jashneel Kumar, Manager Data Networks & Services, VODAFONE FIJI
  • Abstract: To share on case presentation for the Vodafone Fiji's network modernization, the demand and emerging considerations, implementations and challenges. Key areas to discuss include Network Capacity Upgrades, the Introduction of IoT and Smarts, and ISP Connectivity - Peering and Transit preferences
  • Presentation Slides

15:30: Tea Break

16:00: Tutorial: Introduction to Network Design and Operations

  • Dr Philip Smith, Senior Network Engineer, NSRC
  • Abstract: This presentation introduces the key topics and best practices for the PacNOG 25 Campus Network Design & Operations Workshop.
  • Presentation Slides

16:30: Routing & Route Origin Validation Workshop

  • Warren Finch, APNIC
  • Abstract: This presentation introduces the key topics of the Routing & Route Origin Validation Workshop
  • Presentation Slides

17:05: End of Conference

17:30-19:00: Welcome Reception

  • Venue: Catering Area, Building B, Pacific-Japan ICT Centre
  • Drinks and Canapes, Social Networking and Technology Activity


DAY 2 to 5 - TUESDAY 3rd to FRIDAY 6th December
Venue: Video Conference Rooms 1 & 2, Building Block B, Pacific-Japan ICT Centre, USP Suva
  • Track 1: Campus Network Design and Operations Workshop
  • Instructors: Philip Smith (NSRC) and Edwin Sandys (USP)
  • Class size: 30
  • Workshop Website and Curriculum
  • Track 2: Routing & Route Origin Validation Workshop
  • Instructors: Warren Finch (APNIC) and Etuate Cocker (APNIC Community Trainer)
  • Class size: 28
  • Workshop Website and Curriculum

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