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Tuesday December 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - Thursday December 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

$595 – $1295

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SIPNOC 2018 (SIP Network Operators Conference) is all set for December 4-6, 2018. Registration is still open, and complete event information can be found on the SIPNOC 2018 event webpage.

SIPNOC 2018 is the latest and eighth iteration of the Forum’s successful “SIP Network Operators Conference”. The SIPNOC events are educational conferences focused on the challenges and opportunities related to the deployment of SIP-based carrier services.

While the international carrier and service provider community is the linchpin 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 Accent Communications, ADP, Airespring, Allstream, AT&T, Armstrong Utilities, babyTel, Bandwidth, Bell Canada, Bluetone Communications, Brighthouse Networks, British Telecom, Broadvox, CableOne, Cablevision, Centracom, CDK Global, Cincinnati Bell, Cinchcast, Charter Communications, Cologix, Comcast, Consolidated Telecom, COX Communications, Deutsch Telecom, Dialpad, E Street Communications, Evolve IP, Frontier Communications, Global Crossing, GRUPO GTD, Hargray Communications, iBasis, IDT, IntelliVerse, Level 3, Livevox, LINX America, Lumos Networks, MarcaTel, Megapath, MTS Allstream, Nextel, Optimum Lightpath, One Access Networks, Orange, Purple Communications, Rogers, SDN Communications, Shentel, Socket Telecom, Somos, 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, SIPNOC has also attracted a myriad of SIP community stakeholders from vendors, governments and research organizations such as Amazon, Apple, ATIS, AudioCodes, Avaya, BlueAlly, Broadsoft, CableLabs, California State University, Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), CaptionCall, Cequint, Cisco Systems, Columbia University, Commetrex, CounterPath, CTIA, Democon, Dialogic Corporation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Dialog Technology, DISA (U.S. Defense Information Services Agency), ECG, Edgewater Networks, EGH, Equinox Information Systems, Ericsson, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, First Orion, Frequentis AG, GENBAND, Georgetown University, Hiya, Huawei Technologies, iconectiv, Illinois Institute of Technology, Ingate Systems, ISOC, LogMeIn, Metaswitch, Microsoft, MITRE, Neustar, Netmaker Communications, NICE Incontact, Noble Systems, Numeracle, Penn State University, Polycom, Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE), Oracle, Redshift Networks, REVE Systems, Ribbon Communications, Sangoma Technologies, SecureLogix, Siemens, snom, Sonus Networks, TelcoBridges, Teraquant, TNSI, Unify, University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory, University of Virginia, U.S. Dept of Transportation, and Vigilsec.

The SIPNOC 2018 agenda will feature special presentations, tutorials, panel discussions and workshops covering key topics by network operators related to SIP-based services and infrastructure, including a special new one-day Robocall Summit – available to all SIPNOC 2018 Regular and Full Member “All-Access” attendees at no additional cost. The SIPNOC 2018 Robocall Summit, to be held on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018, has been specifically developed for industry stakeholders in the Robocall elimination/mitigation ecosystem, including service providers seeking to deploy new solutions, governmental regulators and agencies, equipment manufacturers, enterprise and government agency contact centers, application providers and data analytics firms.

To address unwanted and illegal Robocalls, the SIP Forum and the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) formed the Network to Network Interface (NNI) Joint Task Force to develop standards to verify and authenticate caller identification for calls carried over an Internet Protocol (IP) network using the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). The outcome of this effort has been the SHAKEN Call Authentication Framework.

The Robocall Summit, comprised of presentations and panel discussions, will examine in detail the work and milestones of this Task Force, as well as the efforts of various industry stakeholders. With currently more than 150 participants, the NNI Task Force has been meeting regularly for the past four years to define specifications to support SIP-based Service Provider to Service Provider IP Interconnection. The Task Force is comprised of telecommunications technical experts representing a range of telephony service providers and suppliers, both large and small, which serve both consumers and businesses.

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.

Extraordinary SIPNOC 2018 Keynotes!

The SIP Forum is very proud to have an extraordinary lineup of keynote speakers set to take the podium at this year’s SIPNOC, including Canadian Radio-Television and Communications Commission (CRTC) Chairman and CEO Ian Scott; Current United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chief Technology Officer Dr. Eric Burger; former FCC CTO and SIP Pioneer Dr. Henning Schulzrinne; and Jonathan Rosenberg, outgoing Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Collaboration Technology Group, Cisco Systems.

Read the Full Announcement here!

About CRTC Chairman and CEO Ian Scott

CRTC Chairman and CEO Ian Scott has over 25 years of policy and regulatory experience in broadcasting and telecommunications both in the public and private sectors. After working at the Competition Bureau, he joined the CRTC from 1990 to 1994, where he collaborated on the development of a framework for long-distance telephone service competition in Canada. Between 2007 and 2008, as part of the Executive Interchange Program, he was Senior Policy Advisor to the Chairman at the CRTC.

Before rejoining the CRTC in 2017, Mr. Scott held various executive positions in the communications industry, including at Telesat Canada, Telus and Call-Net Enterprises, one of the first companies to offer competition in the Canadian long-distance market. He also provided leadership on broadcasting policy and regulatory issues as an executive at the Canadian Cable Television Association.

About U.S. FCC CTO Dr. Eric Burger

The United States Federal Communications Commission’s Chief Technology Officer Dr. Eric Burger serves as an advisor to the Chairman and as the senior technology expert in the agency.

Prior to joining the Commission, Dr. Burger served as director of the Security and Software Engineering Research Center in Washington, DC. The center helps propose solutions to network problems like Robocalling, rural call completion, accessibility of communications for Americans with hearing and speech impairments, reducing the cost of deploying and operating communications networks, and ensuring communication network security and stability. He holds patents in telecommunications and is an expert in standards for telecommunications, network, and Internet technologies.

Dr. Burger has also held senior engineering and technology positions in various telecommunications companies and served as a technology consultant to others. He is also the Former Chairman of the SIP Forum, and he has taught computer science at Georgetown University, George Mason University, and The George Washington University. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Illinois Institute of Technology, an MBA from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, and bachelor’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About Dr. Henning Schulzrinne

Serving as CTO and in various other roles at the FCC from 2010 to 2017, Dr. Schulzrinne guided the organization’s work on technology and engineering issues, together with the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology.

Dr. Schulzrinne holds the Julian Clarence Levi Chair of Mathematical Methods and Computer Science at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering at Columbia University. Over the course of his career, he has published more than 250 journal and conference papers and more than 70 Internet Requests for Comment (RFCs) – working to shape the key protocols for enabling voice-over-IP (VoIP) and other multimedia applications, including the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) which have become Internet Standards. His research interests include Internet multimedia systems, applied network engineering, wireless networks, security, communication policy, and performance evaluation.

About Jonathan Rosenberg

Jonathan Rosenberg was most recently the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Collaboration Technology Group (CTG) at Cisco. In that role, he was responsible for the product and technology strategy for Cisco’s multi-billion dollar collaboration portfolio. He was the principle behind Cisco Spark, Cisco’s new cloud architecture and associated client software and hardware.

Jonathan has dedicated his career to transforming the Telecommunications industry. Prior to rejoining Cisco in early 2013, Jonathan was Skype’s Chief Technology Strategist, where he guided the company’s technology strategy. Before that, he was a Cisco Fellow, focused on IP collaboration. Jonathan is most well known in the industry for his lead authorship of the SIP protocol. He is the 4th most impactful author of Internet standards of all time, and many of his technologies -SIP, STUN, TURN, ICE, SIMPLE – are now the foundations of modern IP telecoms. In his roles over the years Jonathan shipped many of the industry’s first products – first SIP stack, first SIP proxy, first Session Border Controller (SBC), first SIP application server, first Internet Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network, and the second team collaboration tool.

Jonathan received his bachelors and masters from MIT and holds a PhD in electrical engineering from Columbia University. In 2002 he was named one of the most innovative young technologists in the world by Technology Review magazine. He also was named a “Top Supergeek” by CRN and won a Pulver Von Pioneer award for contributions to the VoIP industry. In 2015 he was presented with the Ohio University Strowger Award for transformational innovation in the Telecommunications industry.

Registration for SIPNOC 2018 is Officially Open!

Regular All-Access Conference Pass: The regular “All-Access” SIPNOC 2018 conference registration fee is $1295, and includes access to the Robocall Summit followed by two days of General Session conference proceedings. This “all-inclusive” fee also includes networking-friendly breakfasts, lunches and break refreshments and snacks, and special networking receptions the first and second nights of the event!

Full Member All-Access Pass: Individuals from SIP Forum Full Member companies save more ($200 to be exact) on an All-Access Pass! (Please note that in order to qualify for this rate, you must be employed by a SIP Forum Full Member company.) If you qualify, please send an email to sipnocinfo@sipforum.org to obtain the exclusive Full Member registration access code.

Gov’t/Military Employee All-Access Pass: Individuals who work for government agencies or the military are entitled to a special savings of $445 on the All-Access Pass (for a total fee of $850). Please send an email to sipnocinfo@sipforum.org to request the exclusive Gov’t/Military discount code.

Conference Sessions Only Pass: Aren’t interested in the Robocall Summit but want to attend the General Sessions part of the conference? We have you covered! Register by selecting the “Conference Sessions Only” option. The regular “Conference Sessions Only” Pass is $1095 for two days of conference proceedings, networking-friendly meals and breaks, and the Beer and Gear Networking Dinner reception.

Gov’t/Military Employee Conference Sessions-Only Pass: Individuals who work for government agencies or the military are entitled to a special savings of $345 on the Conference Sessions-Only Pass (for a total fee of $750). Please send an email to sipnocinfo@sipforum.org to request the exclusive Gov’t/Military Conference-only registration access code.

Robocall Summit Only Pass: Just want to attend the Robocall Summit? No problem! Simply select this registration type, with an associated fee of $595.

Please visit https://www.regonline.com/sipnoc2018 to register. Note that a new browser page will open taking you to our registration application powered by Regonline.

For your reference, the SIPNOC 2018 Regonline registration form options include:

  • Regular All-Access Attendee – $1295
  • Full Member All-Access Attendee – $1095
  • Gov’t/Military All-Access Attendee – $850
  • Conference Sessions-Only (No Robocall Summit) – $1095
  • Gov’t/Military Conference Sessions-Only (No Robocall Summit) – $750
  • Robocall Summit-Only (No General Sessions Attendance) – $595

SIPNOC 2018 Sponsors

We are very proud to have the following companies help support SIPNOC 2018 through their generous support as event sponsors:

SIPNOC 2018 Diamond Sponsor

Ribbon Communications is a global technology software company with more than two decades of leadership in real-time communications. Built on world-class technology and intellectual property, Ribbon delivers secure, engaging real-time communications for today’s world. The company transforms fixed, mobile, cable/Multiple System Operator (MSO) and enterprise communications networks from legacy environments to next generation core, cloud and edge architectures, enabling highly productive communications for businesses and consumers.

With locations in more than 25 countries and on six continents, Ribbon’s innovative, market-leading portfolio empowers service providers and enterprises with carrier-grade real-time communications solutions, along with a new level of security that runs in their network infrastructure, data centers and private cloud, or in the public cloud.


SIPNOC 2018 Platinum Sponsor

Neustar, Inc. logo



Neustar, Inc. is a leading global information services provider driving the connected world forward with responsible identity resolution. As a company built on a foundation of Privacy by Design, Neustar is depended upon by the world’s largest corporations to help grow, guard and guide their businesses with the most complete understanding of how to connect people, places and things. Neustar’s unique, accurate and real-time identity system, continuously corroborated through billions of transactions, empowers critical decisions across our clients’ enterprise needs. More information is available at https://www.home.neustar.


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Tuesday December 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am
Thursday December 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
$595 – $1295


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