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The SIP Forum Presents:

 

SIPNOC 2014 Logo

SIPNOC 2014: The SIP Network Operators Conference
“Making SIP Work in the Network”

 

Hyatt Dulles Hotel, Herndon, VA -- June 9-12, 2014

 


 

Introduction

 

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 fourth annual SIPNOC 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 2014 is not a sales event, a marketing event, nor an event for corporate positioning.

 


 

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SIPNOC 2014 Venue and Dates

Hyatt Dulles Hotel

 

In order to make travel to SIPNOC 2014 from points in Europe as well as locations in the United States as convenient as possible, the SIP Forum will be hosting SIPNOC 2014 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 2014 are confirmed for Monday, June 9 - Thursday, June 12, 2014.

 


 

Who Should Attend SIPNOC 2014?

 

SIPNOC 2014 is a special event for operational personnel from service providers of all stripes, including:

  • Telcos
  • Major Backbone Providers
  • Interconnect and Wholesale Solution Providers
  • ISPs
  • ITSPs (Internet Telephony Service Providers)
  • Cable Operators
  • Hosted and Managed Service Providers
  • Wireless Network Operators
  • International PTTs
  • Large Enterprises

Specifically, SIPNOC 2014 has been developed for the technical and operational staff of service providers, including network architects and engineers.

 


 

SIPNOC 2014 Program Committee and Call for Presentations

SIPNOC Call For Presentations

 

The SIPNOC Program Committee ensures that the SIPNOC 2014 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 reviewed workshop topic proposals and draft presentations, helping to ensure that the resulting discussions focus on implementation experiences and best practices relating to deploying SIP in the network.

The official SIPNOC 2014 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 2014 Conference Topics

SIPNOC Topics

 

SIPNOC 2014 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 2014 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
  • WebRTC
  • Building a NextGen SIP-NOC
  • Standardization Issues and Progress
  • SIP Trunking and SIPconnect
  • FoIP/T.38 Deployment
  • User-Agent Configuration
  • IPv6 Deployment Challenges
  • Emergency Services
  • Policy Servers
  • Security
  • 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

 


 

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 2014 Conference Schedule

 

Below is a "Quick-Glance" truncated Schedule of Events which lists the general start and end times of the main conference events.

A preliminary SIPNOC 2014 agenda has been posted. Please note that the exact timing of various networking events and conference sessions may change 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.

 

Event

Date

Sponsor Setup

9 June 2014 - 12pm-5pm

SIPNOC 2014 Attendee Welcome Reception

9 June 2014 - 7pm-10pm

SIPNOC 2014 General Session - Day 1

10 June 2014 - 9:00am-6pm

SIPNOC 2014 "Beer and Gear" Dinner Reception

10 June 2014 - 7:00pm-10:00pm

General Session - Day 2

11 June 2014 - 9:00am-5:30pm

Day 2 Networking Reception

11 June 2014 - 5:30pm-7:00pm

General Session - Day 3

12 June 2014 - 9:00am-3pm

 


 

Conference Registration

 

Registration for SIPNOC 2014 is officially open!

The regular SIPNOC 2014 conference registration fee is $995 for three days of conference proceedings, including all meals (breakfasts, lunches and dinners) and break refreshments.

Individuals from SIP Forum Full Member companies save $145! Please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director, at marc "dot" robins "at" sipforum.org to obtain the exclusive Full Member discount code.

Please visit http://www.regonline.com/sipnoc2014 to register or click the button below:

 


 

SIPNOC 2014 Hotel Reservations

 

The SIP Forum has negotiated a nicely discounted room rate of $159/night at the four-star Hyatt Dulles Hotel. This rate includes in-room WiFi Internet access!

Other valuable benefits include a free shuttle bus to and from Dulles Airport and free parking in the hotel parking lot.

The hotel shuttle bus begins its runs at 5:15 am – 12:30 am, and picks up passengers at the airport on the hour and half-hour at curb 2A and 2H. For trips back to the airport, the shuttle leaves the hotel at the 15's and 45's of each hour.

Room Block Deadline Extended: The cut-off date to receive this great rate has been extended to June 3, 2014! Please note that reservation requests made after this cut-off date will be based on availability at the hotel's prevailing rates.

To register for your stay at the Hyatt Dulles, please click the following link to make your online reservations: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/SIPNOC2014.

To register for your stay at the Hyatt Dulles by phone, please call the hotel at 1-888-421-1442 (toll-free number for U.S. callers), or 1-402-592-6464 for International callers, and mention that you are booking a room for SIPNOC 2014.

 


 

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 2014 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 2014 Sponsors

 

We are very proud to have the following companies help support SIPNOC 2014 through their generous support as event sponsors:

 

SIPNOC 2014 PLATINUM SPONSORS

 

AudioCodes and ScanSource logos

AudioCodes designs, develops and sells advanced Voice-over-IP (VoIP), converged VoIP and Data networking products and communications applications for Service Providers and Enterprises. AudioCodes is a VoIP technology market leader focused on converged VoIP & data communications and its products are deployed globally in Broadband, Mobile, Cable, and Enterprise networks. To learn more, visit www.audiocodes.com.

AudioCodes products are distributed by ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) a leading international distributor of specialty technology products, focusing on communications, point-of-sale (POS), barcode and physical security solutions. ScanSource is committed to helping its reseller customers choose, configure and deliver the industry's best products across almost every vertical market in North America, Latin America and Europe. Founded in 1992, the Company ranks #711 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, visit www.scansource.com.

 

SIPNOC 2014 GOLD SPONSORS

 

Edgewater Networks logo

Edgewater Networks has more than 10 years of experience in providing managed services platforms for the delivery of IP-based voice, video and data services. More than 4 million Edgewater ESBC sessions are currently deployed by some of the largest service providers, including one of the two largest U.S. carriers and three of the top five U.S. cable operators. The company is developing a new patent-pending platform that employs recent advances in SDN and NFV to open new markets for service providers by allowing them to quickly and profitably deliver a new class of business services. For more information, visit www.edgewaternetworks.com.

 

Oracle logo

Oracle Communications solutions span the communications industry landscape – from cross-channel customer experience and business and operational support systems, to network service and session delivery and control solutions – enabling service providers and enterprises to deliver and monetize innovative digital lifestyle services, build strong customer relationships, and streamline operations. For more information, visit www.oracle.com/communications.

 

Sonus logo

Sonus is a leader in IP networking with proven expertise in delivering secure, reliable and scalable next-generation infrastructure and subscriber solutions. With customers in over 50 countries across the globe and over a decade of experience in transforming networks to IP, Sonus has enabled service providers and enterprises to capture and retain users and generate significant ROI. Sonus products include session border controllers, policy/routing servers, subscriber feature servers and media and signaling gateways. Sonus products are supported by a global services team with experience in design, deployment and maintenance of some of the world’s largest and most complex IP networks. See more at www.sonus.net.

 

Sorenson logo

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.

 

 

SIPNOC 2014 POWERSTATION SPONSORS

 

AudioCodes and ScanSource logos

 

 


 

Become a SIPNOC 2014 Sponsor!

 

SIPNOC Sponsorships

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 2014 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 2014 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


 

For More Information

 

For more information about SIPNOC 2014, you can click HERE to access the SIPNOC 2013 Document repository, which offers presentations given at the last event.

If you can't find what you need, please send your inquiry to the conference email address at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact the Managing Director (see above).

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).

 

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