SIPNOC 2023 Overview
The SIP Forum Presents:
The SIP Network Operators Conference
“Focus on the Call and Text Authentication Ecosystem”
Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel, Herndon, VA – September 12-14, 2023
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 12th 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 2023 is not a sales event, a marketing event, nor an event for corporate positioning.
- SIPNOC 2023 Venue and Dates
- SIPNOC 2023 Program Committee and CFP
- Focus on the Call and Text Authentication Ecosystem
- Who Should Attend SIPNOC 2023?
- Conference Topics
- Attending Companies and Organizations
- SIPNOC 2023 Conference Schedule
- SIPNOC 2023 Registration
- Hotel Reservations
- SIP Forum Full Member Discounts
- SIPNOC 2023 Sponsors
- Become a SIPNOC 2023 Sponsor
- SIPNOC 2023 Media and Analyst Access Policy
- For More Information
SIPNOC 2023 Venue and Dates
In order to make travel to SIPNOC 2023 from points in Europe as well as locations in the United States as convenient as possible, the SIP Forum will be hosting SIPNOC 2023 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 2023 are confirmed for Tuesday, September 12 – Thursday, September 14, 2023.
For travel planning purposes, you should plan to arrive at the venue no later than Monday, September 11. The conference will start promptly the morning of Tuesday, September 12th. The event will end @4pm, Thursday, September 14th, so you should plan on departing that evening – or better yet, Friday, September 15th.
SIPNOC 2023 Program Committee and CFP
The SIPNOC Program Committee ensures that the SIPNOC 2023 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 2023 Call For Presentations contains specific timelines and deadlines for submissions, and well as the various policies that govern the selection of content for the conference.
Focus on the Call and Text Authentication Ecosystem
SIPNOC 2023 will return to live, in-person proceedings, and continue and expand its focus on the broad Call Authentication ecosystem and the continuing efforts to eliminate illegal Robocalls, Caller ID Spoofing, and Robotexts, as well as other related topics, including the STIR/SHAKEN Framework, Call Analytics and Vetting, Branded Calling and Rich Call Data, International Traceback and STIR/SHAKEN adoption, KYC initiatives, Enterprise requirements and challenges, new SMS Text Authentication initiatives, associated Federal and State regulatory and enforcement actions, and more.
For this year’s conference, a unique three-day agenda has been specifically developed for industry stakeholders in the Call Authentication ecosystem, including telecommunications providers, major backbone operators, interconnect and wholesale solution providers, ISPs, cable operators, wireless network operators and large enterprises, as well as industry stakeholders in the Robocall/Robotext and Caller ID Spoofing elimination/mitigation ecosystem, including governmental regulators and agencies, equipment manufacturers, enterprises, government agencies, 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.
Comprised of presentations and panel discussions given by the experts responsible for the development of the STIR/SHAKEN Framework as well as leaders in other areas of the Call Authentication industry, including “Now Your Customer” solutions providers and call analytics experts, the SIPNOC 2023 agenda will examine in detail the work and milestones of the ongoing efforts to combat telecom fraud. With currently more than 400 participants, the joint SIP Forum and ATIS IP-NNI Task Force has been meeting regularly for the past several years to define call authentication specifications and 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 CRTC in Canada, and other International regulatory agencies have all endorsed this important work.
Who Should Attend SIPNOC 2023?
With a primary focus on the implementation of STIR/SHAKEN and the Robocall/Robotext Mitigation industry eco-system, SIPNOC 2023 is a special event for operational personnel and engineers from service providers of all stripes, and for individuals that are part of the Robocall/Robotext and Call ID Spoofing solutions ecosystem, including:
- Major Backbone Providers
- Interconnect and Wholesale Solution Providers
- ITSPs (Internet Telephony Service Providers)
- Cable Operators
- Hosted and Managed Service Providers
- Wireless Network Operators
- International PTTs
- Contact Center Operators
- Data Analytics Companies
- Equipment Manufacturers
- Government Agencies and Regulators
SIPNOC 2023 Conference Topics
SIPNOC 2023 features a primary focus on issues critical to the reliable and successful deployment and operation of STIR/SHAKEN and other Call and Text Authentication solutions in today’s IP-based network environments, as well as associated topics including discussion of the ramifications of regulatory and legislative actions and critical security issues.
SIPNOC 2023 will present an agenda over the course of three days that includes a combination of special keynotes, presentations and panel discussions — an agenda designed to address the most important call authentication-related topics for today’s network operator.
Sessions, panel discussions and BOFs will focus on topics such as:
- Status and Overview of the SIP Forum/ATIS Joint NNI Task Force
- Overview of the STIR/SHAKEN Framework
- Status of the Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority (STI-GA)
- Important Certificate Management Considerations and Procedures
- Operational Aspects of the Policy Administrator (STI-PA)
- Call Analytics and Vetting
- Branded Calling
- Domestic and International ‘Know Your Customer’ Initiatives
- Considerations Surrounding Delegated Certificates
- Current Legislative Actions and Their Ramifications
- The State of International Adoption of STIR/SHAKEN
- Call Validation Display Framework
- Enhanced CNAM and Rich Call Data
- Requirements of the Financial Services Industry
- Requirements of the Health Care Industry
- Requirements of the Utilities Industry
- STIR/SHAKEN Emergency Calling (e911) Security Strategies and Solutions
- STIR/SHAKEN Deployment Best-Practices
- Service Provider Case Studies
- New SMS Text Authentication initiatives
- Considerations for Management, Performance and Troubleshooting
- Government Agency Use Cases and Requirements
- Challenges and Opportunities for Implementing Call Authentication solutions with Enterprise Customers
- Contact Center Requirements
- International Track and Trace Issues and Considerations
- AI-Powered Phone Fraud
- Interconnection and Access Reform Challenges
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 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, TransNexus, 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.
SIPNOC 2023 Conference Schedule
Below is a “Quick-Glance” truncated Schedule of Events which lists the general start and end times of the main conference events. The Full SIPNOC 2023 Conference Agenda and Schedule of Events will be published in the July 2023 timeframe.
|Sponsor Setup and Attendee Arrivals||11 September 2023|
|SIPNOC 2023 Attendee Welcome Reception||12 September 2023 – 7:00pm-10:00pm|
|SIPNOC 2023 General Session – Day 1||12 September 2023 – 8:00am-5:30pm|
|SIPNOC 2023 “Beer and Gear” Reception||13 September 2023 – 7:00pm-10:00pm|
|SIPNOC 2023 General Session – Day 2||13 September 2023 – 8:00am-5:30pm|
|SIPNOC 2023 General Session – Day 3||14 September 2023 – 8:00am-4pm|
|SIPNOC 2023 Ends||14 September 2023 – 4:00pm|
The SIP Forum will release further details about SIPNOC 2023 shortly at its conference website www.sipnoc.org and through a variety of mailing lists and other outreach efforts, and open early bird registration, in June 2023.
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 open registrations.
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 registrations are open, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1-203-829-6307.
SIPNOC 2023 Hotel Reservations
The SIP Forum has negotiated a nicely discounted room rate of $159/night at the four-star Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel. This rate includes free in-room WiFi Internet access, self-parking, and shuttle bus service to and from the airport!
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 the SIPNOC 2023 Room Block rate is August 19, 2023. Please note that reservation requests made after the cut-off date will be based on availability at the hotel’s prevailing rates.
CLICK HERE to reserve your stay during SIPNOC 2023 at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel!
To reserve 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 2023.
SIP Forum Full Member Sponsorship Discounts
Special Full Member-only discounts will be offered for a variety of special SIPNOC 2023 sponsorship packages.
Please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director, directly at email@example.com or call +1-203-829-6307 for more information and to take advantage of these special offers.
SIPNOC 2023 Sponsors
We are very proud to have the following companies support SIPNOC 2023 through their generous support as event sponsors:
Your business and your customers need to access and exchange information simply, seamlessly and securely. iconectiv’s extensive experience in information services and its unmatched numbering intelligence helps you do just that. In fact, more than 2 billion people count on our trusted communication platforms each day to keep their networks, devices and applications connected.
With new technologies revolutionizing the way companies and consumers connect and engage, trust remains the critical factor in ensuring that all voice calls, texts and chatbots – continue to support consumer engagement and keep conversational commerce flowing. iconectiv is an active participant in the industry ecosystem establishing this foundation of trust and in authenticating and verifying communications. We have demonstrated expertise as the U.S. STI Policy Administrator (STI-PA) for the nation’s Calling Number Verification Service and have been named as a GSMA Verification Authority for RCS Business Messaging. In addition, iconectiv TruReach Intel helps to verify voice, text, and chatbot communications so that legitimate businesses are known to consumers. These initiatives give stakeholders at every level—from service providers, to aggregators, to content providers and application developers—the ability to simply, seamlessly and securely enhance the trust in their communication outreach.
If you are interested in learning more about how we can help restore consumer confidence and trust in communications before SIPNOC 2023, be sure to check out these articles:
- Achieving Trusted Consumer Engagement – The New Wave of Rich Business Messaging, Powered by RCS
- Answering the Call with Authenticated Caller ID – Global Impact of Robocalling and Spoofing
- The Company You Keep – How Omnichannel Verification Protects Your Brand, Buyers and Bottom Line
For more information, visit www.iconectiv.com, and follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.
TransUnion is a global information and insights company with over 12,000 associates operating in more than 30 countries. TransUnion’s TruContact Communications and Contact Center solutions, powered by Neustar, help to restore trust in the phone channel by reducing robocalls and enabling trusted communications. Our extensive portfolio supports both carriers (Caller ID Authentication, Certificate Manager, Robocall Mitigation) and enterprises (Caller Name Optimization and Branded Call Display).
Caller ID Reputation delivers outbound calling confidence to enterprises, both large and small, by proactively delivering health checks of your outbound numbers at the geographic, device type, and even carrier level offering the only truly ubiquitous service of its type in the US.
Caller ID Reputation is headquartered in Newport Beach, California, with a regional presence in Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington.
Somos is a global provider of telephone number and identity information services.
At Somos, we oversee all telephone numbers used in North America. That’s over 7 billion numbers! Somos works to protect the trust between enterprises and consumers when they communicate via toll-free, local and wireless numbers.
Whether it’s through the management of national and international registries like the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), Toll-Free Numbers (TFNA) and the Reassigned Numbers Database (RND), or through our robust set of anti-fraud solutions, Somos is committed to protecting consumer trust in telecom, a channel that promises authentic and seamless communication between people, businesses, and all other important organizations.
Everything we do reflects our total customer focus, as we work collaboratively to build market value and creatively resolve industry challenges. We are committed to delivering leading-edge solutions that help our customers connect, innovate and grow with confidence.
Become a SIPNOC 2023 Sponsor!
The SIP Forum will be providing a wealth of valuable sponsorship benefits and promotional opportunities to companies that become a SIPNOC 2023 corporate sponsor. Sponsors of SIPNOC 2023 will receive the most exposure to the SIP Forum membership and SIPNOC community – before, during, and after the conference.
For more information about SIPNOC 2023 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call +1-203-829-6307.
SIPNOC 2023 Media and Analyst Access Policy
SIPNOC is an educational conference for technologists and engineers within the operator and Call Authentication community to share ideas, experiences (both good and bad). The SIP Forum will have a very limited number of passes for select media and analysts to attend the conference. Selections will be made on a case-by-case basis.
If you are a member of the media or are an industry analyst, and are interested in attending SIPNOC 2023, please contact Marc Robins at +1-203-829-6307 or by email at email@example.com.
Please note that 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
For more information about past SIPNOC and other SIP Forum conference content, please visit our Past Events webpage, as well as 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 firstname.lastname@example.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).