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The SIP Forum Announces XO Communications CTO and SVP of Engineering Randy Nicklas to Keynote at SIPNOC 2013 – The SIP Network Operators Conference!

Randy Nicklas will join Federal Communications Commission Chief Technology Officer Henning Schulzrinne as the keynote presenters at SIPNOC 2013 – The SIP Network Operators Conference

NORTH ANDOVER, MA (April 4, 2013) – The SIP Forum, the leading industry association focused on the advancement of IP communications products and services based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), is proud to announce that Randy Nicklas, CTO and SVP of Engineering at XO Communications, will join Federal Communications Commission Chief Technology Officer Henning Schulzrinne as the keynote presenters at SIPNOC 2013 (, being held at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA, April 22-25, 2013.

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 will host an international audience focused on the operational and technical aspects of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) in service provider networks and issues critical to the reliable and successful deployment and operation of SIP-based services in carrier networks.

The SIPNOC 2013 agenda will feature special presentations, tutorials, panel discussions and workshops covering key topics by network operators related to SIP-based services and infrastructure, including WebRTC, codec handling, SIP trunking design and deployment, the SIP Forum’s various technical initiatives, Fax over Internet protocol (FoIP) interworking, implementing SIP with IPv6, toll fraud detection and prevention, security best-practices, HD Voice deployment, testing methodologies, applications development, call routing and peering, troubleshooting and monitoring, emergency services, SIP market research findings, standards developments, important regulatory and policy developments, and more. The event website is located at

“We are thrilled to have Mr. Nicklas join the SIPNOC community this year and present a keynote address to our conferees. His many years of large network operational experience, and lead role in helping run one of the world’s leading carrier networks, makes him a fantastic addition to the SIPNOC 2013 speaker lineup,” said Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director.

Attendees at SIPNOC 2013 will include engineers and network architects from telecommunications providers, major backbone operators, interconnect and wholesale solution providers, ISPs, cable operators, wireless network operators as well as large enterprises deploying major SIP initiatives.

Current corporate sponsors of SIPNOC 2013 include Platinum Sponsors Patton Electronics Co. and Polycom; and Gold Sponsors ECG, GENBAND, Integrated Research, SNOM Technology, Sorenson Communications, and Yealink Network Technology; and lanyard sponsor Acme Packet. For more information about SIPNOC 2013 sponsors, please visit

For more information about SIPNOC 2013, please visit or send an email to

Register Today – $100 Discount for Limited Time

Registration for SIPNOC 2013 is now open, and for a limited time attendees can take advantage of a special $100 discount off the regular registration rate by entering code “sipnoc13100” on the initial registration page. To register visit

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

For information about corporate sponsorship opportunities at SIPNOC 2013, please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director, at +1-203-829-6307 or email

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 and SIPconnect-IT interoperability and testing events, special workshops, educational seminars, and general promotion of SIP in the industry. The SIP Forum is also the producer of the annual SIPNOC conferences (for SIP Network Operators Conference), focused on the technical requirements of the service provider community. One of the Forum’s notable technical activities is the development of the SIPconnect Technical Recommendation – a standards-based SIP trunking recommendation that provides detailed guidelines for direct IP peering and interoperability between IP PBXs and SIP-based service provider networks. Other important Forum initiatives include work in Fax-over-IP interoperability, User Agent Configuration, VRS interoperability, security, and SIP and IPv6.For more information, please visit:

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