Now in its eighth year, SIPNOC 2018 (December 4-6, 2018) is a unique educational conference for international telecommunications stakeholders responsible for the deployment, management and ongoing operation of SIP-based services in service provider networks, including telecommunications providers, major backbone operators, interconnect and wholesale solution providers, ISPs, cable operators, and wireless network operators.
While the international carrier and service provider community is the linchpin of the event, industry stakeholders such as equipment vendors, government agency representatives, large enterprises, and research organizations are also encouraged to attend.
The SIPNOC conferences have attracted technical leadership from service providers from around the world, including Accent Communications, ADP, Airespring, Allstream, AT&T, Armstrong Utilities, babyTel, Bandwidth, Bell Canada, Bluetone Communications, Brighthouse Networks, British Telecom, Broadvox, CableOne, Cablevision, Centracom, CDK Global, Cincinnati Bell, Cinchcast, Charter Communications, Cologix, Comcast, Consolidated Telecom, COX Communications, Deutsch Telecom, Dialpad, E Street Communications, Evolve IP, Frontier Communications, Global Crossing, GRUPO GTD, Hargray Communications, iBasis, IDT, IntelliVerse, Level 3, Livevox, LINX America, Lumos Networks, MarcaTel, Megapath, MTS Allstream, Nextel, Optimum Lightpath, One Access Networks, Orange, Purple Communications, Rogers, SDN Communications, Shentel, Socket Telecom, Somos, Sorenson Communications, Sprint, Swisscom, Telefonica, Telmex, Time Warner Cable, TDS Telecom, Telefonica International Wholesale Services, XConnect Networks, XO Communications, Uni-tel, Verizon, Vonage, Voxbone, Vocalocity, WDT, and Ziggo.
In addition to carrier participants, SIPNOC has also attracted a myriad of SIP community stakeholders from vendors, governments and research organizations such as Amazon, Apple, ATIS, AudioCodes, Avaya, BlueAlly, Broadsoft, CableLabs, California State University, Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), CaptionCall, Cequint, Cisco Systems, Columbia University, Commetrex, CounterPath, CTIA, Democon, Dialogic Corporation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Dialog Technology, DISA (U.S. Defense Information Services Agency), ECG, Edgewater Networks, EGH, Equinox Information Systems, Ericsson, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, First Orion, Frequentis AG, GENBAND, Georgetown University, Hiya, Huawei Technologies, iconectiv, Illinois Institute of Technology, Ingate Systems, ISOC, LogMeIn, Metaswitch, Microsoft, MITRE, Neustar, Netmaker Communications, NICE Incontact, Noble Systems, Numeracle, Penn State University, Polycom, Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE), Oracle, Redshift Networks, REVE Systems, Ribbon Communications, Sangoma Technologies, SecureLogix, Siemens, snom, Sonus Networks, TelcoBridges, Teraquant, TNSI, Unify, University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory, University of Virginia, U.S. Dept of Transportation, and Vigilsec.
The SIP Forum has also developed a world-class lineup of speakers for SIPNOC 2018, which can be viewed here.
“When we launched the first SIPNOC eight years ago, we knew we were embarking on a new type of event for the industry and that there would be interest, and the response we have received over the years has justified our enthusiasm, and then some,” said SIP Forum President Marc Robins. “In addition to being a world-class educational conference, we also expect SIPNOC 2018 to be a meeting of the brightest industry minds from across the spectrum of the global networking operator community. Our vision for SIPNOC also remains the same: to be a place for network operators of all shapes and sizes to come together to share their perspectives and ideas on how to make IP communications better, and provide tangible results that further accelerate the development of innovative and successful communications services and applications.”
Additional highlights for the upcoming SIPNOC 2018 include:
- Keynote addresses from Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Chairman and CEO Ian Scott, new FCC CTO Dr. Eric Burger, and SIP Pioneer and Former FCC CTO Dr. Henning Schulzrinne.
- A full-day robcall summit offering a unique opportunity to learn from the experts responsible for the development of the STIR/SHAKEN Framework in the Joint ATIS/SIP Forum NNI Task Force, designed to eliminate robocalls and caller ID spoofing.
- A world-class, peer-reviewed agenda that is commercial-free and fully focused on the important technical considerations of the day.
- Great networking opportunities for attendees to meet and share their real-world experiences and challenges.
Current corporate sponsors of SIPNOC 2018 include diamond sponsor Ribbon Communications, platinum sponsor Neustar, Inc., and gold sponsors ECG, First Orion, Ingate Systems, Metaswitch, SecureLogix, TelcoBridges, Transaction Network Services, and Transnexus.