Tuesday, December 3 @ 8:00 am - Thursday, December 5 @ 4:00 pm$695 – $1295
“Focus on STIR/SHAKEN”
SIPNOC 2019 “Focus on STIR/SHAKEN” — is all set for December 3-5, 2019. Registration is now open, and complete event information can be found on the SIPNOC 2019 event webpage.
SIPNOC 2019 is the latest and ninth 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.
The primary focus of SIPNOC 2019 is on the STIR/SHAKEN Framework and it’s role in the mitigation of Robocalls and Caller ID Spoofing. For this year’s conference, the agenda has been specifically developed for industry stakeholders in the Robocall and Caller ID Spoofing elimination/mitigation ecosystem, including service providers seeking to deploy 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.
SIPNOC 2019 will examine in detail the work and milestones of this Task Force, the efforts and solutions of various industry stakeholders, and current SHAKEN deployments. With currently more than 225 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 agenda, as the United States Federal Communications Commission, The United States Senate, the CRTC in Canada, and OFCOM in the United Kingdom, have all endorsed this important work.
The three-day conference has attracted technical leadership from MSOs and carriers from North America, South America and Europe including Accent Communications, ADP, Airespring, Allstream, AT&T, Approved Networks, Armstrong Utilities, babyTel, Baltimore-Washington Telephonone Company, Bandwidth, Bell Canada, Bluetone Communications, Brighthouse Networks, British Telecom, Broadvox, CableOne, Cablevision, Centracom, CDK Global, Centurylink, 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, Lanck Telecom, Level 3, Livevox, LINX America, LogMeIn, Lumos Networks, MarcaTel, Megapath, MTS Allstream, Nextel, Optimum Lightpath, One Access Networks, Orange, Purple Communications, RingCentral, Rogers, SDN Communications, Shentel, Socket Telecom, Soleo Communications, Somos, Sorenson Communications, Sprint, Swisscom, Telefonica, Telmex, TelNet Worldwide, Time Warner Cable, TDS Telecom, Telefonica International Wholesale Services, XConnect Networks, XO Communications, Uni-tel, Verizon, Videotron, Vonage, Voxbone, Vocalocity, WDT, Windstream, 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 Alorica, 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, LucidTech, Metaswitch, Microsoft, MITRE, Neustar, Netmaker Communications, New York Department of State, NICE Incontact, Noble Systems, Nuance Communications, Numeracle, Penn State University, Polycom, Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE), Oracle, Redshift Networks, REVE Systems, Ribbon Communications, Sangoma Technologies, Sansay, SecureLogix, Siemens, snom, Sonus Networks, TelcoBridges, TeleStax, Teraquant, TNSI, Unify, University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory, University of Virginia, U.S. Dept of Transportation, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), USTelecom Association, and Vigilsec.
Registration for SIPNOC 2019 is Officially Open!
Regular All-Access Conference Pass: The regular “All-Access” SIPNOC 2019 conference registration fee is $1295, and includes three 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 $400 on the All-Access Pass (for a total fee of $895). Please send an email to email@example.com to request the exclusive Gov’t/Military discount code.
Day One Only Pass: Just want to attend the first day of proceedings? No problem. Simply select this registration type, with an associated fee of $695. Includes networking-friendly meals and breaks for the day, as well as access to the SIPNOC 2019 Welcome Reception in the evening.
Day Two and Three Only Pass: Just want to attend the second and third days of proceedings? No problem! Simply select this registration type, with an associated fee of $1095. Includes networking-friendly meals and breaks, and access to the Beer and Gear Networking Dinner reception on December 4, 2019.
Please visit https://www.regonline.com/sipnoc2019 to register. Note that a new browser page will open taking you to our registration application powered by Regonline.
For your reference, the SIPNOC 2019 Regonline registration form options include:
- Regular All-Access Attendee – $1295
- Full Member All-Access Attendee – $1095
- Gov’t/Military All-Access Attendee – $895
- Day One-Only – $695
- Day Two and Three-Only – $1095
SIPNOC 2019 Sponsors
We are very proud to have the following companies help support SIPNOC 2019 through their generous support as event sponsors:
SIPNOC 2019 Diamond Sponsors
iconectiv, the authoritative partner of the communications industry, has signed the agreement to serve as U.S. Secure Telephone Identity Policy Administrator (STI-PA) for the FCC-endorsed ATIS-SIP Forum SHAKEN (Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs) — the industry-wide solution to mitigate illegal robocalls and help consumers once again trust their calling number displayed on their caller ID.
As policy administrator, iconectiv serves in an operational role and has been selected by the industry led Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA) Board to apply and enforce the rules defined for the SHAKEN framework. These rules specify a practical mechanism for service providers to authenticate calls and let consumers know that the telephone number displayed on the caller ID is accurate. As the policy administrator, iconectiv will confirm which service providers are authorized to request certificates and review and approve Certificate Authorities to issue them. For more information about iconectiv, please visit https://iconectiv.com/.
Nobody likes fraudulent robocalls. That’s why Comcast is excited to announce that Comcast and A&T have taken an important step forward to address the problem – an exchange of authenticated calls between two separate providers’ voice networks that is believed to be the nation’s first.
This milestone helps pave the way for Comcast and AT&T to begin offering authentication on calls between networks to customers later this year. Customers could soon start to see verified calls not only from callers using the same provider, but more importantly, from other participating providers.
The test used phones on the companies’ consumer networks – not in a lab or restricted to special equipment. It was conducted March 5, 2019, between AT&T Phone digital home service and Comcast’s Xfinity Voice home phone service.
The calls were successfully authenticated and verified using the SHAKEN/STIR protocol – believed to be an industry first for calls between separate providers. Comcast and AT&T played key roles in developing and refining SHAKEN/STIR, which is an important tool in the broader effort to combat fraudulent robocalls.
In addition to its leadership role in developing and implementing SHAKEN/STIR, Comcast’s Xfinity Voice works with Nomorobo to make robocall blocking technology available to the vast majority of Xfinity Voice customers. Customers can sign up to use Nomorobo service using their Xfinity username and password. Detailed instructions for using Nomorobo with Xfinity Voice are available here.
SIPNOC 2019 Platinum Sponsors
Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN) delivers market-leading software solutions that secure and power many of the world’s leading service provider and enterprise communications environments. Built on world-class technology and intellectual property, the company’s cloud-native solutions deliver intelligent and secure real-time communications solutions for the cloud, network and enterprise edge. Ribbon’s Kandy Cloud real-time communications software platform delivers advanced and embedded CPaaS and UCaaS capabilities enabling service providers to rapidly create and deploy high-value communications services. To learn more, visit ribboncommunications.com.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, generated revenues of $130.9 billion in 2018. The company operates America’s most reliable wireless network and the nation’s premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. With brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and HuffPost, the company’s media group helps consumers stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect. Verizon’s corporate responsibility prioritizes the environmental, social and governance issues most relevant to its business and impact to society. To learn more, visit https://www.verizon.com.
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.
SIPNOC 2019 Gold Sponsors
SIPNOC 2019 Association Sponsors