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The SIP Forum Announces Detailed Conference Agenda for SIPNOC 2018

8th Annual SIPNOC conference to provide a key opportunity for information exchange among network operators and engineers seeking to deploy STIR/SHAKEN and explore management and monitoring best-practices for their SIP-based networks and services

NORTH ANDOVER, MA (October 24, 2018) – The SIP Forum has announced its conference agenda and detailed session descriptions for the eighth annual SIP Network Operators Conference (SIPNOC 2018), to be held December 4-6, 2018 at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA. The three-day event, an international conference aimed at service provider operations personnel, will feature presentations, speeches and panels from communications network professionals in a cooperative environment aimed at sharing information and best practices regarding SIP-based services in carrier networks.

“Eight years ago we initiated this event with the goal of providing a meeting place for the international community of communications engineers and network operations professionals that deal with the real-world intricacies of SIP on a day-to-day basis,” said Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Chair of the SIPNOC Program Committee. “In keeping with past SIPNOCs, we have built a world-class agenda designed to not only be intriguing and informational, but to also to foster the free exchange of ideas that will have a positive, tangible effect on SIP deployments and related applications.”

As previously announced, the SIP Forum is proud to have an extraordinary lineup of keynote speakers set to take the podium at this year’s SIPNOC, including Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Chairman and CEO Ian Scott, Current United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chief Technology Officer Dr. Eric Burger, and former FCC CTO and SIP Pioneer Dr. Henning Schulzrinne.

Another key highlight of the SIPNOC 2018 agenda is The Robocall Summit – a unique opportunity to learn from the experts responsible for the development of the STIR/SHAKEN Framework designed to eliminate Robocalls and Caller ID Spoofing.

The SIPNOC Robocall Summit, to be held during SIPNOC 2018 on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018, is comprised of presentations and panel discussions given by the experts responsible for the development of the STIR/SHAKEN Framework – the leading technical specification designed to eliminate the scourge of Robocalls and Caller ID Spoofing.

The SIPNOC 2018 Robocall Summit has been specifically developed for industry stakeholders in the Robocall and Caller ID Spoofing elimination/mitigation ecosystem, including service providers seeking to deploy STIR/SHAKEN, governmental regulators and agencies, equipment manufacturers, enterprise and government agency contact centers, and application providers and data analytics firms.

Important, associated domestic and international regulatory issues will also be on the Summit agenda, as the United States Federal Communications Commission, the CRTC in Canada, and OFCOM in the United Kingdom, have all endorsed this important work.

In addition to the focus on STIR/SHAKEN, SIPNOC 2018 conferees will explore a variety of SIP-related subjects in a variety of sessions, including panel discussions, general session talks, and Bird of a Feather (BoF) ad-hoc meetings.  The conference agenda includes key topics by network operators and engineering professionals related to SIP-based services and infrastructure, including tackling security issues, troubleshooting and monitoring, performance metrics, large-scale SIP interoperability challenges, SIP Trunking, application development, call routing and peering, and much more.

For the full agenda of the SIPNOC 2018 event, including speakers and session descriptions, please visit:

Registration for SIPNOC 2018 remains opens by visiting

About the SIP Forum

The SIP Forum is a leading IP communications industry association that engages in numerous activities that promote and advance SIP-based technology, such as the development of industry recommendations; interoperability testing events including SIPit, and special workshops, educational activities, and general promotion of IP communications standards, services, and technology for service provider, enterprise and governmental applications. 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 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, and the SIPconnect Certification Testing Program, a unique certification testing program that includes a certification test suite and test platform, and an associated “SIPconnect Certified” logo program that provides an official “seal of certification” for companies products and services that have officially achieved conformance with the SIPconnect specification. Other important Forum initiatives include work in security, SIP and IPv6, and IP-based Network-to-Network Interconnection (IP-NNI). For more information about SIP Forum initiatives, please visit:

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