NIXI, ISPAI to organise workshop on building telecom networks

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 19:58

New Delhi: National Internet Exchange of India and industry body ISPAI will host an international workshop to educate people about technologies and methods required for setting up telecom and data networks.

"The government is giving great push to telecom and broadband networks. We will host first SANOG workshop in India that will give an overview on latest technologies and infrastructure required for telecom and data networks to pave way for new entrants in the sector," Internet Service
Provider Association Of India (ISPAI) President Rajesh Chharia told PTI.

SANOG (South Asian Network Operators Group) is a non-profit organisation and its workshops are held in South Asian countries.
The workshop to be held in India will start from August 1 and end on August 9.

"SANOG workshops are vendor neutral. Leading companies in every segment coach people. Following huge response to SANOG, ISPAI is also starting INOG which will coach youth in B and C grade cities and towns on setting up data networks," he said.

Besides technologies, the workshop will coach participants on issues around security and regulatory issues around networks.
NIXI and ISPAI are also holding the first Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum and Youth Internet Governance Forum to generate awareness on issues related to internet. These forums play a crucial role in framing international rules related to internet.

"It has become important for India to participate in discussions and regulation formation on internet related issues. Snooping issues and revelation by US whistleblower Edward Snowden has further pushed need for countries like India to participate in global forums," Chharia said.

NIXI and ISPAI have invited members from judiciary, police and the government to participate in the event. The participation fee for the nine day event is Rs 15,000 but Indian participants will have to pay about 25 per cent and students only 10 per cent for the workshops.

PTI

First Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 19:58

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