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SIPNOC 2017 Overview

The SIP Forum Presents:

 

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

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


Introduction

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 special workshop 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 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 equip 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, including Empirix, HOMER, VoIPMonitor, OCOM, RADCOM, and 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
  • NNI (Network-to-Network Interconnection)
  • Mitigating Robocalls and Caller ID Spoofing
  • 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

Special Keynote Address by Dr. Eric Burger, New Chief Technology Officer at the Federal Communications Commission (and Former Chairman of the SIP Forum!)

The SIP Forum is very proud to have Dr. Eric Burger take the podium to keynote this year’s SIPNOC event! Dr. Burger is universally acclaimed as one the foremost experts in IP Communications technology. Dr. Burger will address the SIPNOC community on the Robocalling Epidemic and the challenges and opportunities facing the IP communications industry.

The FCC’s Chief Technology Officer serves as an advisor to the Chairman and as the senior technology expert in the agency. The position is housed within the FCC’s Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis. Dr. Burger replaces Dr. Henning Schulzrinne, who returned to Columbia University.

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.

View the full SIPNOC 2017 agenda.


SIPNOC 2017 Speaker Lineup

SIPNOC 2017 is proud to have great speakers share their knowledge and expertise, including:

  • Mary Barnes, Senior Industry Relations Advisor, iconectiv; Dispatch Chair, IETF and Executive Director, IAB, and Director, SIP Forum
  • Dr. Eric Burger, CTO of the FCC
  • Tim Carlin, UNH-IOL
  • Jon Chleboun, Member of Technical Staff, ECG
  • Mark Collier, CTO, Securelogix Corporation
  • Dr. Ann Cox, Program Manager, DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Cyber Security Division (CSD)
  • Patrick Gardner, CTO, BlueAlly
  • Ruibing Hao, Comcast
  • Ben Hedges, CEO, Linx-America
  • David Hiers, Network Engineer, CDK Global
  • Richard Jobson, President, Teraquant Corporation
  • Robert Kinder, Director, Product Development, Cox Communications, and Director, SIP Forum
  • Mark Lindsey, MTS, ECG
  • Jim McEachern, Senior Technology Consultant, ATIS
  • Amitava Mukherjee, CEO, Redshift Networks
  • Russ Penar, Principal Service Engineer, Microsoft
  • Ken Politz, Product Management Director, NeuStar
  • Gary Richenaker, Principal Solutions Architect, iconectiv
  • Marc Robins, President and Managing Director, SIP Forum, and CEO, RCG
  • Satish Sampangiramiah, Senior Principal Architect, Comcast
  • Gernot Scheichl, VP of Support and Services, Edgewater Networks, and Director, SIP Forum
  • Manpreet Singh, Director Signaling and IP Architecture and Innovations Engineering, iBasis
  • Richard Shockey, Chairman of the Board, SIP Forum and Principal, Shockey Consulting
  • Tom Soroka, Director Fraud Mitigation, Bandwidth
  • Chris Wendt, Principle Architect, IP Communications and Services, Comcast, and Director, SIP Forum

View the full SIPNOC 2017 agenda.


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, Bandwidth.com, 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

The SIPNOC 2017 Schedule and Agenda has been published.

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-5pm
SIPNOC 2017 Attendee Welcome Reception 28 November 2017 – 7:00pm-10pm
SIPNOC 2017 General Session – Day 1 29 November 2017 – 7:45am-5:30pm
SIPNOC 2017 “Beer and Gear” Reception 29 November 2017 – 7:00pm-10:00pm
SIPNOC 2017 General Session – Day 2 30 November 2017 – 8:00am-4:00pm
SIPNOC 2017 Ends 30 November 2017 – 4:00pm

Conference Registration

Registration for SIPNOC 2017 is Officially Open!

All-Access Conference Pass: The regular “All-Access” SIPNOC 2017 conference registration fee is $1195 for a full day of Wireshark Training followed by 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!

Missed the early-bird discount? Don’t despair! Until the end of day on November 17, you can still enjoy special registration savings on SIPNOC 2017 – enter code “sipnocdisc150” (minus the quotation marks) to save $150 off the All-Access regular rate!

Full Member All-Access Pass:  Individuals from SIP Forum Full Member companies save more ($200 to be exact) on an All-Access Pass! Send an email to sipnocinfo@sipforum.org to obtain the exclusive Full Member discount code.

Training Day Only Pass: Just want to attend the Wireshark For VoIP Ninjas Training Workshop? No problem! Simply select this registration type, with an associated fee of $495.

Conference Sessions Only Pass: Aren’t interested in the Wireshark Training Day 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 $995 for two days of conference proceedings, meals and breaks, and the Beer and Gear Networking Dinner reception.

And until the end of day on November 17, you can save $100 off the regular Conference Sessions Only rate by entering the discount code “gendisc100”!

Please visit https://www.regonline.com/sipnoc2017 to register. Note that a new browser page will open taking you to our registration application powered by Regonline.

For your reference, the SIPNOC 2017 Regonline registration form options include:

  • Regular All-Access Attendee – Regular Rate: $1195, Limited-Time Discount Rate: $1045
  • Full Member All-Access Attendee – $995
  • Training Day Only (No General Sessions Attendance) – $495
  • Conference Sessions Only (No Wireshark Training) – Regular Rate: $995, Limited-Time Discount Rate: $895

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 rate was officially November 14, 2017. However, rooms in the hotel are still available and you can still book one. Please note that reservation requests made after the 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: http://group.hilton.com/SIPNOC2017.

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 marc.robins@sipforum.org or call +1-203-829-6307 for more information and to take advantage of these special offers.


SIPNOC 2017 Sponsors

We are very proud to have the following companies help support SIPNOC 2017 through their generous support as event sponsors:

SIPNOC 2017 Diamond Sponsors

  • Augment your Voice Network Engineering team with experienced professionals
  • VoIP Network Engineering, Reliability and Security Auditing
  • VoIP Training, Led by practicing VoIP network engineers
  • 24x7x365 Network Monitoring and Fraud Response
  • MPLS, IP and VoIP Network Architecture and Design
  • VoIP Interop testing, integration, and network migrations
  • Real-Time Fraud Detection Service: FraudStopper
  • Power Tools for BroadWorks Providers: Alpaca
  • Advanced Custom Routing Engine to solve unique dialing challenges
  • 30 person staff, based in Valdosta, Georgia, USA with offices worldwide
  • For more information: http://ecg.co/ or sales@ecg.co

 

Founded in October 2002, Edgewater Networks is a market leader in enabling IP-based voice, video and data services. Service providers and enterprises of all sizes use Edgewater Networks solutions to simplify customer premise configurations for quick and smooth installations, reduce time to market and deliver rapid return on invested capital. The company helps customers deliver intelligence at the network edge with its Network Edge Orchestration platform that includes Intelligent Edge ESBCs and QuickConnect certification program, and the EdgeView Service Control Center. To learn more, please visit www.edgewaternetworks.com or follow on Twitter at @ewn_inc.

SIPNOC 2017 Gold Sponsors

 

 

 

RedShift Networks is a leader in securing Cloud based VoIP networks and provides the industry’s first complete security solutions developed for Unified Communications (UC), VOIP and Video. Since 2006, RedShift Networks has been solving the most difficult UC, VOIP and Video security challenges for service providers and enterprises with the company’s Unified Communications Threat Management (UCTM) product portfolio. For more information, please visit www.redshiftnetworks.com.

 

 

TransNexus is a pioneering software development company specializing in applications for managing wholesale VoIP networks for enterprises and VoIP carriers around the world.

Founded by Jim Dalton in 1997, TransNexus is an active contributor to open source software projects and only offers software products based on open standards. While TransNexus maintains interoperability partnerships with strategic vendors such as Broadsoft, Metaswitch, Oracle Acme Packet and TelcoBridges, the TransNexus solution is interoperable with any SIP-based VoIP system. TransNexus is located in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.transnexus.com.

SIPNOC 2017 Association Sponsor

As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s most pressing business priorities. ATIS’ nearly 200 member companies are currently working to address 5G, the All-IP transition, network functions virtualization, big data analytics, cloud services, device solutions, emergency services, M2M, cyber security, network evolution, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle — from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.

ATIS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a founding Partner of the oneM2M global initiative, a member and major U.S. contributor to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as well as a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, visit www.atis.org.

Conference Notebook and Lanyard Sponsor

 


Become a SIPNOC 2017 Sponsor!

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

You can access the SIPNOC 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities brochure here, and for more information about the various sponsorship options available, please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum Managing Director, at marc.robins@sipforum.org, 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 sipnocinfo@sipforum.org.


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 sipnocinfo@sipforum.org 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).