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SIPNOC 2022 Overview

The SIP Forum Presents:

A Special Webinar Series Focused on STIR/SHAKEN Deployment, Regulation and Enforcement

Monday, March 21 – Friday, March 25, 2022

Introduction

Presented by the SIP Forum, SIPNOC 2022 is the 11th Annual SIP Network Operators Conference – an event that has earned high praise from attendees for its educational, non-commercial and technical content that focuses on the real-world challenges service providers face when deploying SIP-based services such as STIR/SHAKEN.

Like the SIP Forum’s July 2021 STIR/SHAKEN VIRTUAL SUMMIT – SIPNOC 2022 will be a virtual event consisting of a special series of webinars presented by the experts leading the development of the STIR/SHAKEN Call Authentication Framework, as well as leading companies providing STIR/SHAKEN solutions and deployment expertise.


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Focus on the STIR/SHAKEN Framework

The primary focus of SIPNOC 2022 is on the continuing development and deployment of the STIR/SHAKEN Framework and its role in the mitigation of Robocalls and Caller ID Spoofing, as well as other related regulatory and enforcement topics and actions.

Developed jointly by the SIP Forum and ATIS (the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions) to efficiently implement the Internet Engineering Task Force’s (IETF) STIR (for Secure Telephony Identity Revisited) standard, SHAKEN (for Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs) defines a mechanism to verify the calling number and specifies how it will be transported across communications networks.

Together, STIR/SHAKEN offers a practical mechanism to provide verified information about the calling party as well as the origin of the call — what is known as “attestation” — for the first time in the network. Giving service providers the tools needed to sign and verify calling numbers makes it possible for businesses and consumers to know, before answering, that the calls they receive are from legitimate parties.

The Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act, or the “TRACED Act” (S.151) was signed into law on December 30, 2019, and authorizes the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to issue additional civil penalties on individuals who intentionally violate restrictions on the use of automated telephone equipment (i.e., illegal robocalls and spoofing); and directs the FCC to require voice service providers to offer call authentication technologies (i.e., STIR/SHAKEN) to consumers.

The TRACED Act authorizes the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to issue additional civil penalties on individuals who intentionally violate restrictions on the use of automated telephone equipment (i.e., illegal robocalls and spoofing); and directs the FCC to require voice service providers to offer call authentication technologies (i.e., STIR/SHAKEN) to consumers.

With the latest release by the FCC of the Fifth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in CG Docket No. 17-59 and the Fourth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in WC Docket No. 17-97 proposing new caller ID authentication and robocall mitigation obligations on gateway providers in an effort to curb foreign-originated illegal robocalls, there is a continuing need for the telecommunications industry to gather, discuss and respond with well-considered action.

This, and a host of other issues such as the rising tide of Robotexts, the 607/608 call blocking codes, and the challenges of diversion (a.k.a. call forwarding), as well as the emergence of exciting new opportunities such as Branded Calling, also point to the continuing need to provide industry stakeholders the essential information they need to tackle their technological, logistical, business, regulatory and enforcement challenges


Who Should Attend SIPNOC 2022?

With a primary focus on the deployment and implementation of STIR/SHAKEN and the Robocall Mitigation industry eco-system, SIPNOC 2022 is a must-attend event for operational personnel and engineers from service providers of all stripes, and for individuals who are part of the Robocall and Call ID Spoofing solutions ecosystem, 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
  • Enterprises
  • Customer Care and Contact Center Operators
  • Data Analytics Companies
  • Application Providers
  • Government Agencies and Regulators
  • Regulatory attorneys with State and Federal Jurisdictions
  • Equipment Manufacturers and Mobile Product Developers
  • Device Integration Specialists
  • Enterprise Service Assurance and IT/communications Staff

SIPNOC 2022 Topics

SIPNOC 2022 features a series of webinars that focused on issues critical to the reliable and successful deployment and operation of STIR/SHAKEN in today’s IP-based network environments, as well as associated topics including discussion of the ramifications of governmental regulatory, legislative and enforcement actions and critical security issues.

SIPNOC 2022 features content including:

  • Update on the STIR/SHAKEN Framework and IP-NNI Task Force Milestones
  • Branded Calling
  • The 607/608 Call Blocking Notification Codes Issue
  • The Challenges with Diversion, aka Call Forwarding
  • Effective Strategies for Combating Robotexts
  • The Vital Role of Call Analytics in the SHAKEN Ecosystem
  • Out-Of-Band SHAKEN solutions
  • Mitigating Foreign-Originated Robocalls
  • International Regulatory Considerations
  • Review of Recent FCC Reports and Orders and other Regulatory Activities
  • Is there any value in “C” Attestation? The Evolving Model for Attestation
  • Strengthening the Robocall Mitigation Database
  • Update from the STI-GA
  • Delegated Certificates and Call Identity Challenges
  • RCD (Rich Call Data) and other Call Validation Display Framework Solutions
  • Robocall Mitigation Best-Practices
  • Considerations for Management, Performance and Troubleshooting
  • Know Your Customer and other Trusted Customer Solutions
  • OTT IP Interconnection and other Challenges

SIPNOC 2022 Registration

SIPNOC 2022 registration will officially open around the beginning of March, 2022 (roughly three weeks prior to the start of the event.)

If you are a registered SIP Forum Participant Member, are an active participant in SIP Forum task groups or have attended past SIP Forum conferences, you will receive a message about SIPNOC 2022 open registration.

If you are unsure of your membership status, are not currently on any SIP Forum mailing lists, and you wish to receive additional information and notification once event registration is open, please send an email to sipnocinfo@sipforum.org or call +1-203-829-6307.


SIPNOC 2022 Sponsors

We are very proud to have the following companies support SIPNOC 2022 through their generous support as event sponsors:

SIPNOC 2022 Diamond Sponsor


Neustar is an information services and technology company and a leader in identity resolution providing the data and technology that enables trusted connections between companies and people at the moments that matter most. Neustar offers industry-leading solutions in Marketing, Risk, Communications, Security and Registry that responsibly connect data on people, devices and locations, continuously corroborated through billions of transactions. Neustar serves more than 8,000 clients worldwide, including 60 of the Fortune 100 , and over 800 communication service providers.

An industry leader in Caller Identification solutions, Neustar is a co-author of STIR standards, key contributor to the SHAKEN framework, and the exclusive operator of the ATIS Robocalling Testbed which conducts interoperability testing of real-world STIR/SHAKEN implementations against Neustar’s reference implementation. Learn more at www.stirshaken.neustar


SIPNOC 2022 Gold Sponsors


SIPNOC 2022 Silver Sponsors


SIPNOC 2022 Association Sponsors


Become a SIPNOC 2022 Event Sponsor!

The SIP Forum provides a wealth of valuable sponsorship benefits and promotional opportunities to companies that become corporate sponsors of SIPNOC 2022.

For more information about available sponsorship options, please contact Marc Robins, SIPNOC 2022 Program Chair and SIP Forum President and Managing Director, at marc.robins@sipforum.org, or call +1-203-829-6307.


For More Information

Still have questions about SIPNOC 2022? Please send your inquiry to the event email address at sipnocinfo@sipforum.org or contact the SIPNOC 2022 Program Chair (see immediately above).

Your email address will be added to the SIP Forum “eventinfo” mailing list so that you can receive news and special updates relating to the event (don’t worry — you can easily unsubscribe if you do not want to remain on the list).