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SIPNOC 2024 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 17-19, 2024

SIPNOC 2024 attendee registration and hotel room block reservations are now officially open! Please see below for registration and hotel information. For more information and for inquiries, please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director, at marc.robins@sipforum.org

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 13th 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 2024 is not a sales event, a marketing event, nor an event for corporate positioning.


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SIPNOC 2024 Venue and Dates

In order to make travel to SIPNOC 2024 from points in Europe as well as locations in the United States as convenient as possible, the SIP Forum will be hosting SIPNOC 2024 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 2024 are confirmed for Tuesday, September 17 through Thursday, September 19, 2024.

For travel planning purposes, you should plan to arrive at the venue no later than Monday, September 16. The conference will start promptly the morning of Tuesday, September 17th and run all the way through Thursday, September 19, with timely and important sessions scheduled all the way to the very end! SIPNOC 2024 will end late afternoon, @5pm, on Thursday, September 19th, so you could plan on departing later that evening or night – or much better, on Friday, September 20th.


SIPNOC 2024 Program Committee and CFP

The SIPNOC Program Committee ensures that the SIPNOC 2024 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.

This program committee reviews workshop topic proposals and draft presentations, helping to ensure that the resulting discussions focus on implementation experiences, best practices, key industry trends and considerations, and actionable recommendations.

The official SIPNOC 2024 Call For Presentations is now live, and contains specific timelines and deadlines for submissions, and well as the various policies that govern the selection of content for the conference.

To view the CFP for SIPNOC 2024, please click HERE.


Focus on the Call and Text Authentication Ecosystem

SIPNOC 2024 will once again 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, AI associated topics, and more.

For the upcoming conference, a unique three-day agenda is being developed specifically 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 “Know Your Customer” solutions providers and call analytics experts, the SIPNOC 2024 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 2024?

With a primary focus on the implementation of STIR/SHAKEN and the Robocall/Robotext Mitigation industry ecosystem, SIPNOC 2024 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:

  • 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
  • Contact Center Operators
  • Data Analytics Companies
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Government Agencies and Regulators

SIPNOC 2024 Conference Topics

SIPNOC 2024 will feature 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 2024 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
  • The Risks and Opportunities Presented by AI Technology
  • 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.

Over the years, SIPNOC has attracted technical leadership from service providers and carriers around the globe, including 2600Hz, 8×8, 800 Response, Accent Communications, Access One, Aegis Mobile, ADP, Airespring, Alaska Communications, ALLOcloud, Allstream, Altice, Alvaria, ANI Networks, AT&T, Approved Networks, Araxxe, Armstrong Utilities, ATL Communications, Aureon, babyTel, Baltimore-Washington Telephonone Company, Bandwidth, Baraga Telephone, Bascom Communications, Bell Canada, Bestel, Bluetone Communications, Bloomberg, Brighthouse Networks, British Telecom, Broadvox, CableOne, Cablevision, CaptionCall, Centracom, CDK Global, Central Oklahoma Telephone Co., Centurylink, Cincinnati Bell, Cinchcast, Charter Communications, Citizens Telephone Coop, City West Cable and Telephone, Clearfly Communications, Cloudii Communications, Cologix, Consolidated Telecom, Colorado Valley Communications, Comcast, Consolidated Telecom, Copper Valley Telephone, CoreDial, COX Communications, Cunningham Telephone, Deutsch Telecom, Dialpad, Dish Networks, East Kentucky Network, Eastlink, E Street Communications, Empire Telephone, Evolve IP, Farmers Mutual Telephone Company, Fishers Island Telephone Company, Frontier Communications, Freedom Mobile, Gated Networks, Germantown Telephone, Global Crossing, Globe Telecom Philippines, Golden Belt Telephone, Granite Telecommunications, Great Plains Telecommunications, Group Maskatel Quebec, GRUPO GTD, GTT, Hamilton Telecommunications, Hargray Communications, Hawaiian Telecom, iBasis, IDT, IntelePeer, IntelliVerse, Inteliquent, Intrado, Italtel, J2 Global, Jefferson Telecom, Joon, Lanck Telecom, Laurel Highland Telephone Co., Level 3, Liberty Limitless Mobile, Latin America, Livevox, LINX America, LogMeIn, Lumen, Lumos Networks, MarcaTel, Maskatel, Matanuska Telephone Assoc., Megapath, MetroNet, Midco, Mid-Rivers Communications, Midtel, MTS Allstream, Maore Mobile, Masergy, Mountain Telephone, Net2Phone, Newport Telephone Company, Nextel, Northwest Tel, NTT, Omantel, Optimum Lightpath, One Access Networks, Orange, Panterra, Peerless Networks, Phone,com, Pigeon Telephone Co., Pindrop, Pioneer Telephone, Polar Communications, Powernet. Purple Communications, Quality Voice and Data,  Refresh Telecom, RingCentral, Rock Port Telephone, Rocket Central, Rogers, SaskTel, SDN Communications, SETAR (Aruba), Shaw Communications, Sinch, Shentel, Skyetel, Smithville Communications, Socket Telecom, Soleo Communications, Somos, Sorenson Communications, South Central Communications, Southwest Texas Communications, Sprint, SSL.com, Star Telecom, Swisscom, Talktalk, Tata Communications, Taylor Communications, Telecom Oman, Telefonica, Telex, Telmex, TelNet Worldwide, Telstra, TELUS, T-Mobile, Time Warner Cable, TDS Telecom, Telefonica International Wholesale Services, Tracfone Wireless, TSTT, Turkcell Global, Twilio, XConnect Networks (Somos), XO Communications, Unified Office, Uni-tel, valid8, Vermont Telephone Co., Verizon, Videotron, Virgin Media, Vodafone, Vonage, Voxbone, Voxox, Vocalocity, WDT, Windstream, Ziggo, and many more.

In addition to carrier participants, SIPNOC has also attracted a myriad of SIP community stakeholders from vendors, governments, research organizations and enterprises such as Alorica, Amazon, American Bankers Association, Apex Systems, Apple, ARCEP, Association COIN, ATIS, ATLaaS and Porting.com, ATOS, AudioCodes, Avaya, Avantive Solutions, AWS, Bank of America, BCM One, BlueAlly, Brian Rosen Technologies, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP, Broadsoft, CableLabs, California State University, Caller ID Reputation, Canadian Anti-Fraud Center, Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Canadian Telecommunications Association, CaptionCall, Cequint, Cisco Systems, CLNPC, Columbia University, Commetrex, Compliance Point, Comreg, Contact Center Compliance, Conterra Networks, CounterPath, CST-GA, CTIA, Democon, Dialogic Corporation, U.S. Dept. of Energy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defence, Dialog Technology, DISA (U.S. Defense Information Services Agency), eBay, ECG, Edgewater Networks, EGH, Empirix, Equinox Information Systems, Ericsson, FBI, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Fidelity Investments, First Orion, Five9, Florida Dept of Consumer Services, Frequentis AG, GENBAND, General Motors, Georgetown University, Google, GoTo, GSMA, Hiya, Home Depot, HSBC Bank, Huawei Technologies, iconectiv, Illinois Institute of Technology, INCOMPAS, Industry Traceback Group, Ingate Systems, Klein Law Group, ISOC, LogMeIn, LucidTech, Maryland Dept of Information Technology, Metaswitch, Microsoft, Mitel, MITRE, Motorola, Mutare, NECA, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, NetNumber, Neustar, Netmaker Communications, NetSapiens, New York Department of State, NICE Incontact, Noble Systems, Nokia, NORC at the University of Chicago, NTCA, Novant Health, Nuance Communications, Numeracle, NUSO, OFCOM, Oracle, Penn State University, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Polycom, US Postal Service, US Army, Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE), REDCOM, Redshift Networks, REVE Systems, Ribbon Communications, RouteTrust, Samsung, Sangoma Technologies, Sansay, SecureLogix, Sevis Systems, Siemens, Sippy Software, snom, Sonus Networks, TD Bank, TelcoBridges, Telecert, Telnyx, Telestial, TextNow, TeleStax, Teraquant, THINQ Technologies, TNS, TransNexus, TransUnion, Unify, University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory, University of Virginia, U.S. Dept of Transportation, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), USTelecom Association, Vigilsec, Virginia Tech Commonwealth Cyber Initiative, Wiley Rein, YouMail, ZipDX, Zoom, and many more.


SIPNOC 2024 Conference Schedule

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

EventDate
Attendee Arrivals and Sponsor Setup16 September 2024
SIPNOC 2024 General Session – Day 117 September 2024 – 7:30am-5:30pm
SIPNOC 2024 Attendee Welcome Reception17 September 2024 – 7:00pm-10:00pm
SIPNOC 2024 General Session – Day 218 September 2024 – 7:45am-5:30pm
SIPNOC 2024 “Beer and Gear” Reception18 September 2024 – 7:00pm-10:00pm
SIPNOC 2024 General Session – Day 319 September 2024 – 7:45am-4:00pm
SIPNOC 2024 Ends19 September 2024 – 4:30pm

SIPNOC 2024 Conference Registration

Registration for SIPNOC 2024 is now officially open!

SIPNOC 2024 passes include:

Regular All-Access Conference Pass: The regular “All-Access” SIPNOC 2024 conference registration fee is $1595, and includes access to all 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 dinner receptions the first and second nights of the event!

Full Member All-Access Pass: Individuals from SIP Forum Full Member companies save $200 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 sipnocinfo@sipforum.org to obtain the exclusive Full Member registration discount code.

Gov’t/Military Personnel All-Access Pass: Individuals who work for government agencies or the military are entitled to a special savings of $300 on the All-Access Pass (for a total fee of $1295). Please send an email to sipnocinfo@sipforum.org to request the exclusive Gov’t/Military registration discount code.

REGISTER NOW FOR SIPNOC 2024!


SIPNOC 2024 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 2024 Room Block rate is September 1st, 2024. 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 2024 at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel!

Important Booking Instructions: Please note that when you click the link above, you will be taken to the main booking page. Please follow the steps below to book your hotel room:

  1. Once the page loads, click the “Book A Room” button
  2. A new page will load that automatically lists your room choices for four nights, with the date range Monday, September 16 to Friday, September 20 (checking out on Friday.)
  3. If you wish to change the check-in or check-out dates of your reservation (to check in on Sunday for example), click on the “Edit Stay” link near the top of the page that lists the date range of your reservation. Select your new check-in and check-out dates using the Edit Stay field that appears immediately below (once clicked, a calendar will appear where you need to select the date range), and then click “Update” when done.
  4. Select your desired room type.
  5. A payment page will load. Enter your payment information and guest information, and then hit “Book Reservation” when done.

To reserve your stay at the Hilton Washington Dulles Hotel by phone, please call Maggie Boshra at 1-703-788-1609 who will be happy to assist you. Alternatively, you may also 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 2024.


SIP Forum Full Member Sponsorship Discounts

Special Full Member-only discounts will be offered for a variety of special SIPNOC 2024 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 2024 Sponsors

We are very proud to have the following companies support SIPNOC 2024 through their generous support as event sponsors:

Diamond 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:

For more information, visit www.iconectiv.com, and follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.


netnumber is the world-leading provider of phone number intelligence data, recognized in Inc. magazine’s prestigious Power Partner Awards in the Communications Platform category. At the forefront of telecommunications for over two decades, the company delivers market-leading real-time number data and routing solutions to Enterprises as well as Messaging and Communication Service Providers, powering communication networks globally, strengthening security and combating fraud. By integrating its comprehensive collection of global number databases, netnumber Services Registry, and other data sets, netnumber Global Data Services provides an unparalleled range of solutions that underpin number portability, routing and billing of voice and data services.

To learn more about netnumber, visit netnumber.com or follow the company on LinkedIn, X or Facebook.


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.


Platinum Sponsors

SecureLogix, a leader in enterprise voice/UC security policy enforcement and automated network process orchestration, helps defend corporations, military installations, and governments across the world from attack, operational disruption and fraud occurring over real-time communication services and infrastructure such as voice, video, and chat software and platforms. For more information, visit SecureLogix on the web at https://securelogix.com.


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).


Gold Sponsors


Beer and Gear Reception Sponsor


Association Sponsors


Become a SIPNOC 2024 Sponsor

The SIP Forum will be providing a wealth of valuable sponsorship benefits and promotional opportunities to companies that become a SIPNOC 2024 corporate sponsor. Sponsors of SIPNOC 2024 will receive the most exposure to the SIP Forum membership and SIPNOC community – before, during, and after the conference.

For more information about SIPNOC 2024 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director, at marc.robins@sipforum.org, or call +1-203-829-6307.


SIPNOC 2024 Media and Analyst 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 2024, please contact Marc Robins at +1-203-829-6307 or by email at marc.robins@sipforum.org.

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 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).

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