NOTE: This page is the archived overview of SIPNOC 2013, which concluded on April 25, 2013
The SIP Forum Presents:
SIPNOC 2013: The SIP Network Operators Conference
“Making SIP Work in the Network”
Hyatt Dulles Hotel, Herndon, VA -- April 22-25, 2013
Presented by the SIP Forum, the leading industry association focused on the advancement of IP communications products and services based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), the third annual SIPNOC 2013 is a unique event for service providers and carriers to gather to discuss the challenges of deploying and implementing SIP-based communications technology, and to learn the best-practices and strategies that enable the successful and profitable operation of SIP-based services and applications. SIPNOC 2013 is not a sales event, a marketing event, nor an event for corporate positioning.
SIPNOC 2013 Venue and Dates
In order to make travel to SIPNOC 2013 from points in Europe as well as locations in the United States as convenient as possible, the SIP Forum will be hosting SIPNOC 2013 in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon, Virginia, just a few minutes from Dulles airport.
The dates for SIPNOC 2013 are confirmed for Monday, April 22 - Thursday, April 25, 2013.
Who Should Attend SIPNOC 2013?
SIPNOC 2013 is a special event for operational personnel from service providers of all stripes, including:
- Major Backbone Providers
- Interconnect and Wholesale Solution Providers
- ITSPs (Internet Telephony Service Providers)
- Cable Operators
- Hosted and Managed Service Providers
- Wireless Network Operators
- International PTTs
- Large Enterprises
Specifically, SIPNOC 2013 has been developed for the technical and operational staff of service providers, including network architects and engineers.
SIPNOC 2013 Program Committee and Call for Presentations
The SIPNOC Program Committee ensures that the SIPNOC 2013 agenda is built by a panel of operational experts and presented in a setting that will encourage the meaningful exchange of day-to-day operational experiences.
The program committee will review workshop topic proposals and position statements, principally from service providers, and the resulting discussions will focus on implementation experiences and best practices relating to deploying SIP in the network.
The official SIPNOC 2013 Call For Presentations has been published and contains specific timelines and deadlines for submissions, and well as the various policies that govern the selection of content for the conference.
SIPNOC 2013 Conference Topics
SIPNOC 2013 will focus on issues critical to the reliable and successful deployment and operation of SIP-based services in today’s IP-based network environment.
SIPNOC 2013 will feature an agenda over the course of three days that includes a mix of special presentations and panel discussions -- an agenda designed to address the most important topics for today’s network operator.
Workshops, BOFs and Sessions will focus on topics such as:
- Application Development
- Testing Considerations and Tools
- Building a SIP-NOC
- Standardization Issues and Progress
- SIP Trunking and SIPconnect
- FoIP/T.38 Deployment
- User-Agent Configuration
- IPv6 Deployment Challenges
- Emergency Services
- Policy Servers
- Operational Issues
- Scaling and Capacity Issues
- Call Routing and Peering
- Troubleshooting and Monitoring
- SIP Interconnection (SIP-to-SS7 signaling gateways)
- HD-Voice Deployment Challenges
- Video Interop Issues
- Emergency Services
Special Keynote Addresses by Henning Schulzrinne, Chief Technology Officer of the FCC and Randy Nicklas, CTO and SVP of Engineering at XO Communications
The SIP Forum is proud to have Henning Schulrinne reprise his keynote address at SIPNOC 2013! As CTO of the FCC, Mr. Schulzrinne guides the organization’s work on technology and engineering issues, together with the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology. He advises on matters across the agency to ensure that FCC policies are driving technological innovation, including serving as a resource to FCC Commissioners. Mr. Schulzrinne joined the FCC in 2010 as an Engineering Fellow.
Mr. Schulzrinne serves as Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Mathematical Methods and Computer Science and Professor of Engineering at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering at Columbia University. Over the course of his career, he has published more than 250 journal and conference papers and more than 70 Internet Requests for Comment (RFCs) – working to shape the key protocols for enabling voice-over-IP (VoIP) and other multimedia applications, including the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) which have become Internet Standards. His research interests include Internet multimedia systems, applied network engineering, wireless networks, security, quality of service, and performance evaluation.
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The SIP Forum is also very proud to have Randy Nicklas, CTO and SVP of Engineering at XO Communications, also deliver a keynote address during the conference.
As the Chief Technology Officer and SVP of Engineering for XO Communications, Randy Nicklas is responsible for the overall technology vision, architecture, implementation, sustaining engineering and capacity planning for the company’s voice, data, and transport networks. He and his team are also the technical leads on the design of XO’s commercial and wholesale voice, data and IP-based services.
Previously, Randy was vice president of Engineering, responsible for the design, implementation, and sustaining engineering of XO’s transport, voice and data networks, and he has been an employee since 1999. Before joining XO, he held engineering and technical management positions at MCI, Cisco, and Intelsat. Randy has also worked in the areas of software development and systems engineering on a variety of aerospace programs for Computer Sciences Corporation, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and NASA.
SIPNOC 2013 Speaker Lineup
SIPNOC 2013 is proud to have the following speakers share their knowledge and expertise, including:
- Mary Barnes, Principal Engineer, Polycom , Dispatch Chair, IETF and Executive Director, IAB, and Director, SIP Forum
- Dr. Eric Burger, Research Professor of Computer Science, Georgetown University
- Spencer Dawkins, Senior Standards Manager, Huawei Technologies and Technical Director, SIP Forum
- Harold Feld, Senior Vice President, Public Knowledge
- Laurie Flaherty, NG9-1-1 Program Lead, National Highway Safety Administration, U.S. Dept of Transportation
- Jim Gast, Director Network Architecture, TDS Telecom
- David Hanes, Technical Leader, Cisco Systems
- Roger Hixson, Technical Issues Director, NENA
- Hank Hultquist, Vice President-Federal Regulatory, AT&T
- Alan Johnston, Consulting Member of Technical Staff, Avaya and Director, SIP Forum
- Robert Kinder, Sr. Manager, Commercial Voice Product Development, Cox Communications, and Director, SIP Forum
- Carl Klatsky, Principle Engineer, Comcast
- Mark Lindsey, MTS, ECG
- Steve Mckinnon, Applications Product Line Manager, GENBAND
- Randy Nicklas, CTO, XO Communications
- Bruce Page, Senior VP, Current Analysis
- Thomas Quintana, Director of Cloud Engineering, TeleStax
- James Rafferty, Product Line Director, Dialogic
- Marc Robins, President and Managing Director, SIP Forum, and CEO, RCG
- Mike Romano, Sr. VP – Policy, NTCA
- Gonzalo Salgueiro, Technical Leader, Cisco Systems, INSIPID WG Chair, IETF, and Director and FoIP TG Co-Chair, SIP Forum
- Henning Schulzrinne, CTO, Federal Communications Commission, and Professor of Mathematical Methods and Computer Science, Columbia University
- Gernot Scheichl, VP Technical Services, Edgewater Networks
- Jack Shields, Senior Member of Technical Staff, XO Communications
- Manpreet Singh, Sr. Manager Signaling and IP Architecture, iBasis
- Richard Shockey, Chairman of the Board, SIP Forum and Principal, Shockey Consulting
- Dan Weber, CTO, Personal Time Software
- Chris Wendt, Principle Architect, IP Communications and Services, Comcast
- Dan York, Senior Content Strategist, ISOC
Attending Companies and Organizations
While the international carrier and service provider community is the lynchpin of the SIPNOC conferences, industry stakeholders involved in major SIP initiatives such as network equipment vendors, government agency representatives, large enterprise network operators and academic research organizations are also encouraged to attend.
The three-day conference, which focuses on the challenges and opportunities related to the deployment of SIP-based services in global service provider networks, has attracted technical leadership from MSOs and carriers from North America, South America and Europe including AT&T, Armstrong Utilities, Bell Canada, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Cinchcast, Cincinnati Bell, Comcast Cable, Cologix, Consolidated Telecom, Cox Communications, France Telecom Orange, iBasis, Liveops, nexVortex, Optimum Lightpath, Rogers Business Solutions, Socket Telecom, Sorenson Communications, Swisscom, TDS Telecom, Telefonica International, UNINETT, Vocalocity, Voxbone, WDT (World Discount Telecommunications), XO Communications, and Ziggo.
In addition to carrier participants, past SIPNOCs have also attracted a myriad of SIP community stakeholders from vendors, governments and research organizations such as Acme Packet, Avaya, Broadsoft, CableLabs, Cequint, Cisco Systems, Commetrex, Current Analysis, Dialogic, ECG Inc, Edgewater Networks, Faxcore, Federal Communications Commission, GENBAND, Georgetown University, Huawei Technologies, Integrated Research, Internet Society (ISOC), Metaswitch Networks, NENA, NTCA, Patton Electronics, Polycom, Public Knowledge, RecordMyCalls, Sangoma Technologies, Sansay, Siemens Enterprise Communications, SNOM Technology, Sonus Networks, UNH-IOL, and Yealink Network Technology.
SIPNOC 2013 Conference Schedule
The SIPNOC 2013 Schedule and Agenda has been published, and can be found HERE.
Below is a "Quick-Glance" truncated Schedule of Events which lists the start and end times of the main conference events. Please note that the exact timing of various networking events and conference sessions may change slightly as the agenda is finalized. A final schedule of events, with firm dates and times, will be posted approximately two weeks prior to the start of the event.
22 April 2013 - 12pm-5pm
SIPNOC 2013 Attendee Welcome Reception
22 April 2013 - 7pm-10pm
SIPNOC 2013 General Session - Day 1
23 April 2013 - 9:00am-6pm
SIPNOC 2013 "Beer and Gear" Dinner Reception
23 April 2013 - 7:00pm-10:00pm
General Session - Day 2
24 April 2013 - 9:00am-5:30pm
Day 2 Networking Reception
24 April 2013 - 5:30pm-7:00pm
General Session - Day 3
25 April 2013 - 9:00am-3pm
SIP Forum Full Member Discounts
For individuals of companies that are active Full Members of the SIP Forum, a special discounted conference rate will be provided for registrations, and special full member-only discounts will be offered for a variety of special SIPNOC 2013 sponsorship packages.
Please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director, directly at marc "dot" robins "at" sipforum.org or call +1-203-829-6307 for more information and to take advantage of these special offers.
SIPNOC 2013 Sponsors
We are very proud to have the following companies help support SIPNOC 2013 through their generous support as event sponsors:
SIPNOC 2013 PLATINUM SPONSORS
Patton is all about connections. It is our joy and mission to connect real-world customer challenges with high-quality, right-priced solutions—complemented by unrivaled customer service and technical support. Incorporated 1984, Patton has built everything from micro-sized widgets that connect "this-with-that," to carrier-grade Telecom gear that connects subscribers to service-providers. Patton's specialty is interconnecting legacy TDM and serial systems with new-generation IP-based voice, data, and multi-media technologies.
Headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Patton equipment—including VoIP, Ethernet extension, and wireless router technologies—is up-and-running in carrier, enterprise and industrial networks worldwide. Patton works in connection with a growing network of technology, business, and sales-channel partners. To connect with local-market requirements, Patton operates training and support centers in Switzerland, Hungary, Lebanon, India, Vietnam, and the USA. Visit www.patton.com for more information. Patton… Let's Connect!
Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over 7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability, and lowest TCO. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn how we're pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward.
SIPNOC 2013 GOLD SPONSORS
- Augment your Voice Network Engineering team with experienced professionals
- VoIP Network Engineering, Reliability and Security Auditing
- VoIP Training, Led by practicing VoIP network engineers
- 24x7x365 Network Monitoring and Fraud Response
- MPLS, IP and VoIP Network Architecture and Design
- VoIP Interop testing, integration, and network migrations
- Real-Time Fraud Detection Service: FraudStopper
- Power Tools for BroadWorks Providers: Alpaca
- Advanced Custom Routing Engine to solve unique dialing challenges
- 30 person staff, based in Valdosta, Georgia, USA with offices worldwide
- For more information: http://ecg.co/ or
GENBAND is a global leader of IP infrastructure solutions, enabling service providers and enterprises around the world to evolve communications networks through IP innovation. The Company offers market-leading Switching, Applications, Networking and Service solutions, with products deployed in over 600 customer networks spanning more than 80 countries. GENBAND is headquartered in Frisco, Texas, and has vast resources in R&D, sales and support spanning more than 50 countries. To learn more, visit us on the web at www.GENBAND.com..
Integrated Research is a leading global provider of high-definition performance monitoring, diagnostics and reporting software. The creator of award-winning Prognosis® - IR builds scalable, customizable solutions designed to manage continuity-critical IT infrastructure, payments and communications ecosystems. IR provides real time solutions that give customers the insight they need to run their business, reduce their operating costs, minimize risk, and gain competitive advantage. For more information, please visit www.ir.com.
snom technology AG develops and manufacturers Voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephones based on open standard for enterprise communications.
snom phones can be operated with a large number of compatible IP-PBX that support the SIP (Session Initiation Protocol), giving customers a great choice for enterprise communication systems. Recognized for its high-quality, customizable and cost-effective business solutions, snom is also differentiated by the company's ten-year history in the VoIP industry, and its dedication to high security standards. The devices are suitable for use in all business environments ranging from home offices to small- and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations. snom also works directly with carriers, Internet Service Providers, and OEM customers. The company is globally present through branch offices and a partner network. For more information, please visit www.snom.com.
Sorenson Communications® (www.sorenson.com) is a provider of industry-leading communications products and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. The company's offerings include Sorenson Video Relay Service® (SVRS®), the highest-quality video interpreting service; the Sorenson ntouch® VP videophone, designed especially for use by deaf individuals; ntouch® PC, software that connects users to SVRS by using a PC and webcam; ntouch® Mobile, an application empowering SVRS communication via mobile devices; ntouch® for Mac®, an application that provides Mac users with on-the-go VRS; and Sorenson IP Relay® (SIPRelay®), a text-to-speech relay service.
Founded in 2001, Yealink, the Global Top5 SIP Phone Provider and a leading provider of VoIP Phone and IP communication solutions, has been focusing on VoIP products characterized by reliable quality, easy deployment and affordable price for over a decade. Today, customers from over 140 countries rely on Yealink as the backbone of global collaboration to extend the value of network communications. For more information, please visit www.yealink.com.
SIPNOC 2013 LANYARD SPONSOR
Become a SIPNOC 2013 Sponsor!
The SIP Forum will be providing a wealth of valuable sponsorship benefits and promotional opportunities to companies interested in becoming a SIPNOC corporate sponsor. Sponsors of SIPNOC 2013 will receive the most exposure to the SIPNOC community - before, during, and after the conference.
For more information about the various sponsorship options available, please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum Managing Director, at marc.robins "at sipforum "dot" org, or call +1-203-829-6307.
SIPNOC 2013 Media and Analyst Access Policy
SIPNOC is being developed as an educational conference for technologists and engineers within the operator community to share ideas, experiences (both good and bad) and best practices in a private setting. As a result, the SIP Forum has decided not to issue credentials for media and analysts to attend the conference, and as a result SIPNOC conference sessions will be closed to media and analysts.
It is our hope that our SIPNOC conferees will appreciate this decision, and that our friends in the press and analyst community -- those that have supported the SIP Forum with their coverage of our activities over the years -- will understand the rationale that went into making this decision.
SIP Forum representatives and select speakers will be available for interviews and briefings following the conference upon request, as well as various content that emerges from the conference proceedings.
For more information about this policy, please feel free to contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum Managing Director, at
For More Information
For more information about SIPNOC 2013, you can click HERE to access the SIPNOC US 2012 Document repository, which offers presentations given at the last event.
You may access the results of a post-event attendee survey from SIPNOC US 2012.
In addition, you can also access the results of a post-event attendee survey from SIPNOC 2011.
If you still can't find what you need, please send your inquiry to the conference email address at
In addition, your email address will be added to the SIPNOC conference mailing list so that you can receive news and special updates relating to the conference (don't worry -- you can easily unsubscribe if you do not want to remain on the list).