2023 and beyond: where GNA is going

After a productive Board meeting, we wanted to introduce you to some of our latest initiatives. Taskforce: Keep Ukraine Connected This project will continue while the war in Ukraine rages on. We have recruited Daniel Houben as the Taskforce Lead. Daniel has been amazing in supporting the project for some time, organising equipment and transports with […]

The splicer has arrived — but we need more

Keep Ukraine Connected <h3>News &amp; Updates</h3> <h1>The splicer has arrived — but we need more.</h1>Our splicer, part funded by the campaign and a generous donor, has reached its intended location in Kharkiv, Ukraine and was immediately put to use. Here you can see our founding team member and driver Rene loading it into his truck in Ljubljana, Slovenia. […]

The first delivery has been made!

Keep Ukraine Connected <h3>News &amp; Updates</h3> The first delivery has been made! Yesterday, 13 April 2022, our intrepid leader René Fichtmüller crossed the boarder between Poland and Ukraine to deliver what we hope will be the first of many shipments to beleaguered Network Operators in the Ukraine. René loads a much-​​needed Fiber Splicing Tool, half of […]

New communication tools

In these difficult COVID-​​19 times, it can be hard to stay in touch with your fellow network operators. To help you, we’re hosting some communication tools that NOGs are free to use. Video calls Jitsi Jitsi is a video conferencing system like Zoom, but completely open source. It doesn’t have many fancy features like the commercial video conferencing […]

Looking for good speakers!

One of the difficulties Network Operator Groups often face is finding good speakers. Especially the NOGs in difficult to reach parts of the world (for geographic, economic, or political reasons) often struggle to find speakers that can share valuable knowledge with them. This is why we are making a list of good speakers that are willing to […]

What is a NOG?

Every so often people ask me “what is a NOG anyway?”. Many in our industry are aware of NOGs. But there are also many others, often exactly in the areas that need them the most, that have no experience with NOGs. Therefore a short introduction to NOGs is required. A NOG is a Network Operator Group, and they […]