Inaugural SIPNOC -- SIP Network Operators Conference -- Attracts Global Service Provider Decision Makers
An array of network operators set to convene near Washington DC April 25-27 to share ideas, lessons learned and best practices for SIP-network implementations
NORTH ANDOVER, MA (March 18, 2011) - The SIP Forum announced today a preliminary list of registered attendees and participants in the first SIP Network Operators Conference (SIPNOC), to be held April 25-27 at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA. The two-day conference, which is designed to be a first-of-its-kind international conference aimed at SIP network operations personnel, is attracting network architects and engineers from carriers on five continents, including AT&T, Comcast, Cbeyond, Time Warner Cable, Swisscom, COX Communications, Verizon, Uni-tel, A1Telekom Austria, Telecommunikasi Indonesia, XO Communications, and Sprint Nextel.
In addition to carrier participants, SIPNOC has also attracted a myriad of SIP community stakeholders from vendors, governments and research organizations such as Acme Packet (which has also signed on as a SIPNOC Diamond Sponsor), the FCC, Avaya, Cisco Systems, Microsoft Corp., IBM Research, CableLabs, Dialogic, Broadsoft, Ingate Systems, MetaSwitch, Polycom, Commetrex, Sonus, Sagemcom Canada, NGN Data Services Corp. and the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Registration for SIPNOC remains opens by visiting http://www.regonline.com/sipnoc_2011.
“When we initiated SIPNOC, 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 has justified our enthusiasm, and then some,” said SIP Forum Managing Director, Marc Robins. “We expect this event to be far more than just an educational conference, but a meeting of the brightest industry minds from across the entire spectrum of the global networking operator community. Our vision for SIPNOC is to make it 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 hopefully provide tangible results that further accelerate the development and propagation of SIP and SIP services in the years ahead. ”
SIPNOC will focus on issues critical to the reliable and successful deployment and operation of SIP-based services in carrier networks. The agenda will feature special presentations, panel discussions and workshops covering key topics by network operators related to SIP-based services and infrastructure, including testing, application development, SIP trunking, FoIP, call routing and peering, troubleshooting and monitoring, emergency services and more.
While the international carrier and service provider community is the lynchpin of the event, industry stakeholders involved in major SIP initiatives such equipment vendors, government representatives, large enterprises and research organizations are encouraged to attend.
The SIP Forum has gained an international reputation for developing important, educational events surrounding SIP. The organization’s SIPit series of interoperability testing events (www.sipit.net) regularly provides a test bed for SIP-based applications and equipment that has been heralded as critical for the development of new products and services in the industry. The SIP Forum also has a number of committees and task groups made up of well-known industry experts examining a myriad of SIP-related topics, including the use of SIP in smart grid installations, FoIP, video, and user-agent configuration.
To register for SIPNOC, please visit http://www.regonline.com/sipnoc_2011.
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SIPNOC Sponsorship Info
For information about corporate sponsorship opportunities at SIPNOC, please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director, at +1-718-548-7245 or marc.robins “at” sipforum.org.
About the SIP Forum
The SIP Forum is an IP communications industry association that engages in numerous activities that promote and advance SIP-based technology, such as the development of industry recommendations, the SIPit interoperability and testing events, special interoperability workshops, educational seminars, and general promotion of SIP in the industry. One of the Forum's notable technical activities is the development of the SIPconnect Technical Recommendation -- a standards-based recommendation that provides detailed guidelines for direct IP peering and interoperability between IP PBXs and VoIP service provider networks. The SIPconnect 1.0 Compliant Certification Program is an associated program through which eligible companies can gain SIPconnect validation and the right to license the use of the SIP Forum's 'SIPconnect Compliant' certification mark -- the official brand of the leading standard for SIP Trunking products and services. Other important Forum initiatives include work in Fax-over-IP interoperability, User Agent Configuration, and the opportunities for SIP in Smart Grid deployments. For more information, please visit: http://www.sipforum.org.
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