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The SIP Forum Presents:



SIPNOC 2015: The SIP Network Operators Conference
“Making SIP Work in the Network”


Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel , Herndon, VA -- June 23-25, 2015





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 fifth annual SIPNOC conference 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. Distinguishing the event from other industry conferences, SIPNOC 2015 is not a sales event, a marketing event, nor an event for corporate positioning.



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SIPNOC 2015 Venue and Dates



In order to make travel to SIPNOC 2015 from points in Europe as well as locations in the United States as convenient as possible, the SIP Forum will be hosting SIPNOC 2015 in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel in Herndon, Virginia, just a few minutes from Dulles airport.

The dates for SIPNOC 2015 are confirmed for Tuesday, June 23 - Thursday, June 25, 2015.

For travel planning purposes, you should plan to arrive at the venue on Monday, June 22. The new training day being offered at this year's event will start promptly the morning of Tuesday, June 23rd.



Who Should Attend SIPNOC 2015?


SIPNOC 2015 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 2015 has been developed for the technical and operational staff of service providers, including network architects and engineers.



SIPNOC 2015 Program Committee and Call for Presentations

SIPNOC Call For Presentations


The SIPNOC Program Committee ensures that the SIPNOC 2015 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 2015 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.



NEW FOR 2015! SIP Training Day


By popular demand, the SIP Forum has added a special, new workshop to the SIPNOC agenda. For this year's SIPNOC, we've teamed up with Mark Lindsey and the team at ECG to offer a special full day of specialized SIP training. This new SIP Training Day is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, 2015, and is designed to offer SIPNOC 2015 attendees relevant training on the SIP protocol, as well as provide insights and considerations related to a variety of technical implementations. Ultimately, the goal of this special training workshop is to help ensure that SIPNOC attendees get the most out of the technical presentations that follow over the next two days.

In contrast to video training and online courses available elsewhere, during the SIP Training Day at SIPNOC 2015 you'll be working with experienced trainers who build, improve, and debug VoIP systems every day.

At the SIPNOC 2015 SIP Training Day, you’ll be able to brush up on the essentials of VoIP Network Operation. ECG's training will deliver insights from the trenches of Interop troubleshooting and the network engineering of the boardroom. Instead of a rehearsal of IETF RFCs, you'll see how VoIP is really done in live networks, today.

SIPNOC 2015 Training Day Topics Include:

  • SIP Call Control. How do calls get started? How are they changed? How is the codec negotiated? How is incompatibility worked out?
  • Session Border Controllers. When are these devices used? How does an SBC improve security? How does NAT interfere with normal VoIP? How does an SBC solve the NAT Traversal problem for VoIP? How is SIP Trunking and Carrier Peering Established? How can audio and video be improved by an SBC?
  • VoIP Media. How is audio and video encoded for transmission? What are codecs, and how are they selected? What is RTP? What is a jitter buffer, and what problems can it solve? How does Network congestion and QoS affect the user experience?
  • VoIP/IMS Network Components. What are the common equipment and terms you'll find used in VoIP/IMS networks? Which components are often combined? How do component failures affect ongoing phone calls?
  • The Future for VoIP Networks. What are the open challenges in most VoIP networks? What are the trends coming from software and hardware vendors? How does SDN and NFV affect network growth? How do you prepare to support VoLTE, and IPv6?

An added bonus: All training day participants will receive a hardcover training manual with detailed notes and diagrams covering all of the Training Day's topics.



SIPNOC 2015 Conference Topics



SIPNOC 2015 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 2015 will feature an agenda over the course of three days that includes a special SIP training day on the first day of the event, and a combination of special presentations and panel discussions during the conference’s general session on the following two days -- 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



Special Keynote Addresses by Eric Dreas, VP of the Voice Operations Group, Comcast Cable


Eric Dreas is Vice President, Comcast National Operations, responsible for National Voice and Internet services. He is a 20+ year veteran of the telecommunications and cable industry with experience ranging from long haul microwave and SONET transmission to IMS based Voice over IP and Internet services. His career includes work in both engineering and operations and is currently leading a team of over 100 engineers operating the largest ISP and fourth largest residential telephone service in the US.



SIPNOC 2015 Speaker Lineup


SIPNOC 2015 is proud to have great speakers share their knowledge and expertise, including:

  • Mary Barnes, Principal Consultant, MLB@Realtime Communications, LLC; Dispatch Chair, IETF and Executive Director, IAB, and Director, SIP Forum
  • John Barnhill, Senior Member of the Office of Corporate Development, GENBAND
  • Dr. Eric Burger, Research Professor of Computer Science, Georgetown University
  • Timothy Carlin, Senior Manager, University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory
  • Sherwin Crown, MTS, ECG
  • Spencer Dawkins, Senior Standards Manager, Huawei Technologies and Technical Director, SIP Forum
  • Martin Dolly, Lead Member Technical Staff, Core & Government/Regulatory Standards, AT&T
  • Eric Dreas, VP of the Voice Operations Group, Comcast
  • Andy Hutton, Head of Standardization, Unify
  • Monear Jalal, VP Product Management, Edgewater Networks
  • 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
  • Russell Penar, Senior Lead Architect, CenturyLink
  • Bruce Page, Senior VP, Current Analysis
  • Karen Reidy, Comptel
  • Michael Reiman, Director Software Solutions, Edgewater Networks
  • Marc Robins, President and Managing Director, SIP Forum, and CEO, RCG
  • Kevin Rupy, USTelecom
  • Gonzalo Salgueiro, Technical Leader, Cisco Systems, INSIPID WG Chair, IETF, and Director, SIP Forum
  • Doug Sauder, Senior Software Engineer, Broadsoft
  • Josh Seidemann, VP of Policy, NTCA
  • Manpreet Singh, Director Signaling and IP Architecture and Innovations Engineering, iBasis
  • Richard Shockey, Chairman of the Board, SIP Forum and Principal, Shockey Consulting
  • Chris Wendt, Principle Architect, IP Communications and Services, Comcast, and Director, SIP Forum
  • Chao Zhao, Software Engineer, Valid8.com
  • Tong Zhou, Principal Engineer, Comcast



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 ADP, Airespring, Allstream, AT&T, Armstrong Utilities, babyTel, Bandwidth.com, Bell Canada, Brighthouse Networks, British Telecom, Broadvox, CableOne, Cablevision, Cincinnati Bell, Cinchcast, Charter Communications, Cologix, Comcast, Consolidated Telecom, COX Communications, Deutsch Telecom, Global Crossing, iBasis, IDT, IntelliVerse, Level 3, Lumos Networks, MTS Allstream, Optimum Lightpath, One Access Networks, Orange, Purple Communications, Rogers, Socket Telecom, 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, past SIPNOCs have also attracted a myriad of SIP community stakeholders from vendors, governments and research organizations such as Amazon, AudioCodes, Avaya, Broadsoft, CableLabs, Cisco Systems, Commetrex, Dialogic Corporation, Edgewater Networks, Ericsson, Federal Communications Commission, GENBAND, Georgetown University, Huawei Technologies, Illinois Institute of Technology, ISOC, Metaswitch, Polycom, Oracle, Sangoma Technologies, Siemens, snom, Sonus Networks, Unify, and the US Dept of Transportation.



SIPNOC 2015 Conference Schedule


The SIPNOC 2015 Preliminary Conference Schedule has been published! Click here to view the current SIPNOC 2015 agenda, with session descriptions and assigned speakers.

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




Sponsor Setup

23 June 2015 - 5pm-7pm

SIPNOC 2015 SIP Training Day

23 June 2015 – 8am-5pm

SIPNOC 2015 Attendee Welcome Reception

23 June 2015 - 7:00pm-10pm

SIPNOC 2015 General Session - Day 1

24 June 2015 - 8:00am-5:00pm

SIPNOC 2015 "Beer and Gear" Dinner Reception General Session - Day 2

24 June 2015 - 7:00pm-10:00pm

SIPNOC 2015 General Session - Day 2

25 June 2015 - 8:00am-3:00pm

SIPNOC 2015 Ends

25 June 2015 -3:00pm




Conference Registration


Registration for SIPNOC 2015 is Officially Open!

The regular attendee SIPNOC 2015 conference registration fee is $995 for one full day of SIP Training and two days of conference proceedings, including all meals (breakfasts, lunches and dinners) and break refreshments.

Individuals from SIP Forum Full Member companies are entitled to special SIPNOC 2015 pricing! The discounted rate for Full Members is $850. 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/sipnoc2015 to register or click the button below:


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SIPNOC 2015 Hotel Reservations


The SIP Forum has negotiated a nicely discounted room rate of $149/night at the four-star Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel. This rate includes free in-room WiFi Internet access, self-parking, shuttle bus service to and from the airport, and double HHonors points!

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.

The cut-off date to receive this great rate is June 8, 2015! 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 Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel, please click the following link to make your online reservations: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/SIPNOC2015.

To register for your stay at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel by phone, please call the Hilton reservation number at 1-800-HILTONS (toll-free number for U.S. callers), or 1-703-478-2900 for International callers, and mention that you are booking a room for SIPNOC 2015.



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 2015 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 2015 Sponsors


We are very proud to have the following companies help support SIPNOC 2015 through their generous support as event sponsors:




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



Edgewater Networks

Edgewater Networks has more than 11 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.





The SIP School

The SIP School™ is the global leader in online education and certification on the protocol called SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) and has a roster of over 15,000 students around the world. The SIP School also has a 'sister' site called the WebRTC School™ that provides education and certification on this new and exciting specification.

Training programs include:

  • SIP Comms for Sales and Marketing professionals
  • Networking for Voice and Video over IP
  • WebRTC Integrator
  • WebRTC Developer

For more information on any of the programs and certifications please contact Graham Francis, CEO of The SIP School™ at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Members of the SIP Forum are entitled to a special discount.





Edgewater Networks



Become a SIPNOC 2015 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 2015 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 2015 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 2015, you can click HERE to access the SIPNOC 2014 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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