The Australian Network Operators Group (AusNOG) held their first conference on November 15-16 2007 in Sydney, Australia,Platinum partners included cisco and pipenetworks; Google and Vocus Communications were Gold partners; and, eIntellego, APNIC, Western Australia Internet Association and Communications Day provided Silver Partnership support. Participants at the conference included a plethora of carriers and ISPs from the region.Cisco speakers included Ric Pruss and Monique Morrow, both whom structured their presentations around the impact of dynamics and trends with regard to peer-to-peer networking constructs; RFID and sensory systems, content distribution as some examples to the overall infrastructure architecture, thus highlighting”the network as the platform” issue, and provoking discussions around subsequent industry preparation.Bill Norton, Equinix, discussed how video Internet instantiate itself as the next wave of disruption to the U.S. Peering EcoSystem. Hear Bill’s NANOG 41 presentation on this topic.Geoff Huston, APNIC, presented on 4-byte Autonomous System Numbers or ASNs in BGP. Here’s the memo from the Network Working Group.Dr. Paul Brooks Layer-10, spoke about Inter-provider Interconnect Standards, ITU-T, IETF and cited also the MIT Future Communications Program white paper on the topic.Brooks further proposed an implementation model for Australian providers. It should be noted that companies like cisco have been very active driving inter-provider standards for industry.Whilst AusNOG-1 was advertised as an inauguration event, this venue is just getting started and has relevance not only for Australian Network Operators, but for the Internet community overall, reserve your calendars for AusNOG-2 in 2008!