14 November 2017, Tirana

First Albanian Network Operators Forum

RASH and NaMeX have organized the “First Albanian Network Operators Forum (ALNOF)”, which brought Albanian Internet operators (technical managers and network engineers) together to discuss about Internet infrastructure and interconnection in the region.

The event was held between 9:30 and 17:00 on the 14th of November 2017 in Tirana International Hotel. See the list of registered attendees.


  • 09.30-10.00  Registration
  • 10.00-10.10 Welcome and objectives of the Forum (Arjan Xhelaj, Director – RASH, Maurizio Goretti, CEO – NAMEX) – [Slides]

Part I: Interconnection

  • 10.10-10.30  Interconnection in Albania and the Albanian Neutral IXP (Daniele Arena, NAMEX) – [Slides]
  • 10.30-10.50  The experience of a regional IXP: MIXP (Božo Krstajić, MIXP) – [Slides]
  • 10.50-11.00  PeeringDB (Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX) – [Slides] [Addendum: PeeringDB Tutorial]
  • 11.00-11.20  Facebook: network infrastructure and interconnection (Lee Hetherington, Facebook) – [Slides]
  • 11.20-11.30  The transition to IPv6 (Marco d’Itri, Seeweb) – [Slides]
  • 11.30-12.00  Coffee break

Part II: Networking Community

  • 12.00-12.20  RIPE NCC Services and Activities (Mirjam Kühne, RIPE NCC) – [Slides]
  • 12.20-12.40  Network Operator Groups: What, Why and How – the example of SINOG (Jan Zorz, ISOC) – [Slides]
  • 12.40-13.30  Panel: Interconnection and Networking Community in Albania
  • 13.30-14.30  Lunch
  • 14.30-17.00  BGP Workshop


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Tirana International Hotel
8 Sheshi Skënderbej
Tirana, Albania