btIX held its first Annual General Meeting on 3rd December 2018

Bhutan Internet Exchange held its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 3rd December 2018. Five of the Seven members were physically present for the AGM.

The Chairman of Bhutan Internet Exchange, Mr. Ganga R Dhungyel, presented the Annual Report to the Board and Members. Summarizing the report at the end, Mr. Dhungyel informed the meeting that during the last one year, Bhutan Internet Exchange has succeeded in operationalizing the IX and this would not have been possible without the cooperation and support of the members. He further informed the meeting that while many tasks are still be done or are ongoing, the primary goal of an IX is to facilitate the exchange of between peered members and Bhutan Internet Exchange has met that goal. He requested the members to build upon the achievements made so far to further strengthen first IX for the benefit of all members and the Bhutanese internet community. The full minutes of the AGM are available here.

The AGM also oversaw the election of new office bearers for Bhutan Internet Exchange. The New office bearers are:

Jichen Thinley (Bhutan Telecom Representative) — Chairman
Tashi Daw (DCS Representative) – Secretary
Sherab Lhamo (DrukCom Representative) – Treasurer (Second term)

Ganga R Dhungyel, current Chairman of Bhutan Internet Exchange, congratulating and handing over the Chairmanship to Jichen Thinley during the AGM.

btIX MoA/AoA Signing

Members of Bhutan Internet Exchange (btIX) signed the Memorandum of Association (MoA) on 22nd October, 2018 at Hotel Druk, Thimphu.

The representatives from Bhutan Telecom Limited, Data Centre Services, Drukcom Pvt Limited, DrukREN, GovNet, NANO & Tashi InfoComm Limited highlighted on the objectives to be pursued by the Association.

The objectives are:
to establish and operate neutral Internet Exchange Points within Bhutan that provide
performance and value for mutual benefits of the members and the Bhutanese Internet
to be the leading entity within Bhutan for Internet related research and knowledge sharing in the interest of the members and the Internet community.
to represent and promote the interest of its members in matters of public interests.

You can read the btIX MoA/AoA here!

The fifth btNOG Meeting at Simtokha

The fifth btNOG meeting organized by Network Operator in Bhutan, was held from 4th to 8th June, 2018 at Royal Institute of Management, Simtokha, Thimphu.

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.