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SIPNOC 2017 Overview

The SIP Forum Presents:


The SIP Network Operators Conference
“Making SIP Work in the Network”

Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel, Herndon, VA – November 28-30, 2017


Presented by the SIP Forum, the leading industry association focused on the advancement of IP communications products and services based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), the seventh annual SIPNOC conference is a unique event for service providers and carriers to gather to discuss the challenges of deploying and implementing SIP-based communications technology, and to learn the best-practices and strategies that enable the successful and profitable operation of SIP-based services and applications. Distinguishing the event from other industry conferences, SIPNOC 2017 is not a sales event, a marketing event, nor an event for corporate positioning.

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SIPNOC 2017 Venue and Dates

In order to make travel to SIPNOC 2017 from points in Europe as well as locations in the United States as convenient as possible, the SIP Forum will be hosting SIPNOC 2017 in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel in Herndon, Virginia, just a few minutes from Dulles airport.

The dates for SIPNOC 2017 are confirmed for Tuesday, November 28 – Thursday, November 30, 2017.

For travel planning purposes, you should plan to arrive at the venue on Monday, November 27. The training day being offered at this year’s event will start promptly the morning of Tuesday, November 28th.

Who Should Attend SIPNOC 2017?

SIPNOC 2017 is a special event for operational personnel from service providers of all stripes, including:

  • Telcos
  • Major Backbone Providers
  • Interconnect and Wholesale Solution Providers
  • ISPs
  • ITSPs (Internet Telephony Service Providers)
  • Cable Operators
  • Hosted and Managed Service Providers
  • Wireless Network Operators
  • International PTTs
  • Large Enterprises

Specifically, SIPNOC 2017 has been developed for the technical and operational staff of service providers, including network architects and engineers.

SIPNOC 2017 Program Committee and Call for Presentations

The SIPNOC Program Committee ensures that the SIPNOC 2017 agenda is built by a panel of operational experts and presented in a setting that will encourage the meaningful exchange of day-to-day operational experiences.

The program committee reviews workshop topic proposals and draft presentations, helping to ensure that the resulting discussions focus on implementation experiences and best practices relating to deploying SIP in the network.

The official SIPNOC 2017 Call For Presentations has been published and contains specific timelines and deadlines for submissions, and well as the various policies that govern the selection of content for the conference.

Intensive Training Workshop featuring “Wireshark for VoIP Ninjas!”

The SIP Forum will once again offer specialized training at SIPNOC 2017 presented by the expert trainers of ECG, this year focused on learning the numerous tips and tricks of Wireshark – available to all SIPNOC 2017 “All-Access” attendees at no additional cost!

This Training Day is scheduled for Tuesday, November 28, 2017, and is designed to offer SIPNOC 2017 attendees relevant training on the SIP protocol, as well as provide insights and considerations related to a variety of technical implementations. Ultimately, the goal of these special training workshops is to help ensure that SIPNOC 2017 attendees get the most out of the technical presentations that follow over the course of the conference.

In contrast to video training and online courses available elsewhere, during the Training Day at SIPNOC 2017 you’ll be working with experienced trainers and experts who build, improve, and debug VoIP systems every day.

The “Wireshark for VoIP Ninjas” workshop will equipt you with the core and advanced skills you need to diagnose and solve the thorniest problems using the popular, open-source tool Wireshark. The course prepares to you to install and configure Wireshark to maximize your effectiveness for VoIP, creating captures, locating calls and associated media, analyzing QoS for audio and video problems, and using Wireshark’s analytics tools to find trouble spots in a busy SIP/IMS VoIP network.

This Wireshark workshop will also include:

  • Installing and Customizing Wireshark for effective VoIP Analysis
  • Understanding SIP, RTP, Fax, and T.38 DTMF
  • Finding a specific call, SIP transaction, or dialog
  • Matching a SIP call with its matching audio and video
  • Finding SIP error codes
  • Analyzing audio/video quality, and QoS marking
  • Identifying healthy RTP (SSRC, Mark, ptime, Payload Type)
  • Identifying SIP problems with SIP, NAT, DNS, routing
  • Interpreting RTP streams to identify network engineering problems
  • Finding SIP problems with I/O Graph Analysis
  • Extracting an individual VoIP phone call to a separate file
  • Removing duplicate packets
  • Introduction to tshark for Command-Line VoIP Analysis
  • Big-Data Analysis of SIP and media with tshark
  • Building a packet-capture solution for a carrier or enterprise network
  • Wireshark compared with other tools: Empirix, HOMER, VoIPMonitor, OCOM, RADCOM, Tektronix

An added bonus: All training day participants will receive a training manual with detailed notes and diagrams covering the Training topics.

SIPNOC 2017 Conference Topics

SIPNOC 2017 will focus on issues critical to the reliable and successful deployment and operation of SIP-based services in today’s IP-based network environment.

SIPNOC 2017 will feature an agenda over the course of three days that includes a special, intensive Wireshark training workshop on the first day of the event, and a combination of special presentations and panel discussions during the conference’s general session on the following two days — an agenda designed to address the most important topics for today’s network operator.

Workshops, BOFs and Sessions will focus on topics such as:

  • Application Development
  • Testing Considerations and Tools
  • WebRTC
  • Building a NextGen SIP-NOC
  • Standardization Issues and Progress
  • SIP Trunking and SIPconnect
  • FoIP/T.38 Deployment
  • User-Agent Configuration
  • IPv6 Deployment Challenges
  • Emergency Services
  • Policy Servers
  • Security
  • Operational Issues
  • Scaling and Capacity Issues
  • Call Routing and Peering
  • Troubleshooting and Monitoring
  • SIP Interconnection (SIP-to-SS7 signaling gateways)
  • HD-Voice Deployment Challenges
  • Video Interop Issues
  • Emergency Services

Attending Companies and Organizations

While the international carrier and service provider community is the lynchpin 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 ADP, Airespring, Allstream, AT&T, Armstrong Utilities, babyTel,, Bell Canada, Brighthouse Networks, British Telecom, Broadvox, CableOne, Cablevision, Cincinnati Bell, Cinchcast, Charter Communications, Cologix, Comcast, Consolidated Telecom, COX Communications, Deutsch Telecom, Global Crossing, iBasis, IDT, IntelliVerse, Level 3, Lumos Networks, MTS Allstream, Optimum Lightpath, One Access Networks, Orange, Purple Communications, Rogers, Socket Telecom, 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, past SIPNOCs have also attracted a myriad of SIP community stakeholders from vendors, governments and research organizations such as Amazon, AudioCodes, Avaya, Broadsoft, CableLabs, Cisco Systems, Commetrex, Dialogic Corporation, Edgewater Networks, Ericsson, Federal Communications Commission, GENBAND, Georgetown University, Huawei Technologies, Illinois Institute of Technology, ISOC, Metaswitch, Polycom, Oracle, Sangoma Technologies, Siemens, snom, Sonus Networks, Unify, and the US Dept of Transportation.

SIPNOC 2017 Conference Schedule

Below is a “Quick-Glance” truncated Schedule of Events which lists the general start and end times of the main conference events.

Event Date
Sponsor Setup 27 November 2017 – 5pm-7pm
SIPNOC 2017 Training Day 28 November 2017 – 8am-6pm
SIPNOC 2017 Attendee Welcome Reception 28 November 2017 – 7:00pm-10pm
SIPNOC 2017 General Session – Day 1 29 November 2017 – 8:40am-5:45pm
SIPNOC 2017 “Beer and Gear” Reception 29 November 2017 – 7:00pm-10:00pm
SIPNOC 2017 General Session – Day 2 30 November 2017 – 8:30am-3:30pm
SIPNOC 2017 Ends 30 November 2017 – 4:00pm

Conference Registration

Registration for SIPNOC 2017 is Officially Open!

The regular SIPNOC 2017 “All-Access” registration fee is $1195, and includes access to the Training Day Workshop and two days of General Session conference proceedings. This “all-inclusive” fee also includes breakfasts, lunches and break refreshments and snacks, and special dinner networking receptions the first and second nights of the event.

Take advantage of Early-Bird Savings! Save $200 off the All-Access fee when you register by September 15, 2017!

Note: “All Access” Attendees from SIP Forum Full Member companies enjoy an exclusive, additionally discounted early-bird registration rate of $895! Please contact Marc Robins at to verify eligibility and obtain the exclusive Full Member discount code.

Please visit to register. Note that a new browser page will open taking you to our registration application powered by Regonline.

SIPNOC 2017 Hotel Reservations

The SIP Forum has negotiated a nicely discounted room rate of $149/night at the four-star Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel. This rate includes free in-room WiFi Internet access, self-parking, shuttle bus service to and from the airport, and double HHonors points!

The hotel shuttle bus begins its runs at 5:15 am – 12:30 am, and picks up passengers at the airport on the hour and half-hour at curb 2A and 2H. For trips back to the airport, the shuttle leaves the hotel at the 15’s and 45’s of each hour.

The cut-off date to receive this great rate is November 14, 2017! Please note that reservation requests made after this cut-off date will be based on availability at the hotel’s prevailing rates.

To register for your stay at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel, please click the following link to make your online reservations:

To register for your stay at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel by phone, please call the Hilton reservation number at 1-800-HILTONS (toll-free number for U.S. callers), or 1-703-478-2900 for International callers, and mention that you are booking a room for SIPNOC 2017.

SIP Forum Full Member Sponsorship Discounts

Special Full Member-only discounts will be offered for a variety of special SIPNOC 2017 sponsorship packages.

Please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director, directly at or call +1-203-829-6307 for more information and to take advantage of these special offers.

Become a SIPNOC 2017 Sponsor!

The SIP Forum will be providing a wealth of valuable sponsorship benefits and promotional opportunities to companies interested in becoming a SIPNOC corporate sponsor. Sponsors of SIPNOC 2017 will receive the most exposure to the SIPNOC community – before, during, and after the conference.

For more information about the various sponsorship options available, please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum Managing Director, at, or call +1-203-829-6307.

SIPNOC 2017 Media and Analyst Access Policy

SIPNOC is an educational conference for technologists and engineers within the operator community to share ideas, experiences (both good and bad) and best practices in a private setting. As a result, the SIP Forum has decided not to issue credentials for media and analysts to attend the conference, and as a result SIPNOC conference sessions will be closed to media and analysts.

It is our hope that our SIPNOC conferees will appreciate this decision, and that our friends in the press and analyst community — those that have supported the SIP Forum with their coverage of our activities over the years — will understand the rationale that went into making this decision.

SIP Forum representatives and select speakers will be available for interviews and briefings following the conference upon request, as well as various content that emerges from the conference proceedings.

For more information about this policy, please feel free to contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum Managing Director, at

For More Information

For more information about SIPNOC 2017 content, you can access the SIPNOC Document repository, which offers presentations given at all previous events.

If you can’t find what you need, please send your inquiry to the conference email address at or contact the Managing Director (see above).

In addition, your email address will be added to the SIPNOC conference mailing list so that you can receive news and special updates relating to the conference (don’t worry — you can easily unsubscribe if you do not want to remain on the list).