|[January 11, 2011]
The SIP Forum Launches SIPNOC -- SIP Network Operators Conference -- for the Worldwide Service Provider Community
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Forum announced today the SIP Network Operators Conference (SIPNOC),
a new annual conference for the international service provider
community. The two-day conference will bring together the leading
technical minds from the telecommunications industry to learn, discuss
and formulate new ideas and strategies concerning the challenges and
opportunities for SIP-based carrier services in fixed and mobile IP
network environments. Unlike other events, this conference is for SIP
network operations personnel, such as NOC engineers, instead of a
high-level conference for executives. The first SIPNOC 2011
conference will be held at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA April
25 -27, 2011. The event website is located at www.sipnoc.org.
"The worldwide service provider community faces a great opportunity as
the use of SIP grows, but because of geographic, logistical and
technological challenges, it has not had a venue through which it can
share and discuss these opportunities amongst itself in a
non-commercial, technically-oriented setting," said SIP Forum Chairman
of the Board Richard Shockey (News - Alert). "SIPNOC will provide the first true venue
for SIP operators, and will build on the fact that SIP has become THE
protocol of choice for carrier VoIP transport and interconnection,
universally deployed by enterprises and service providers worldwide. In
fact, old FCC (News - Alert) estimates state as much as 20 percent of all US
carrier-delivered voice is running on a SIP-based infrastructure. That
percentage is certainly greater now, and with the introduction of VoLTE
in the new mobile networks, SIP will quickly become the dominant
protocol for real-time voice communications and eventually video."
SIPNOC will focus on issues critical to the reliable and
successful deployment and operation of SIP-based services in carrier
networks. The agenda will feature special presentations, panel
disussions and workshops covering key topics by network operators
related to SIP-based services and infrastructure, including testing,
application development, SIP trunking, FoIP, call routing and peering,
troubleshooting and monitoring, emergency services and more.
Attendees at SIPNOC will include telecommunications providers,
major backbone operators, interconnect and wholesale solution providers,
ISPs, cable operators, wireless network operators as well as large
enterprises deploying major SIP initiatives.
"SIP services and infrastructure continue to be deployed from the
network core out to the edge at an ever increasing rate as network
operators recognize the business and technology benefits of IP
communications," said Eric Burger (News - Alert), SIP Forum Chairman Emeritus and
Chairman of the SIPNOC Program Committee. "As global networks continue
to transform themselves to IP, there remain a number of challenges -
SIPNOC is designed to help operators understand these challenges and
opportunities in an academic and non-commercial environment."
The SIP Forum has gained an international reputation for developing
important, educational events surrounding SIP. The organization's SIPit (News - Alert)
series of interoperability testing events regularly provides a test bed
for SIP-based applications and equipment that has been heralded as
critical for the development of new products and services in the
industry. The SIP Forum also has a number of committees and task groups
made up of well-known industry experts examining a myriad of SIP-related
topics, including the use of SIP in smart grid installations, FoIP,
video, and user-agent configuration.
"The SIP Forum is dedicated to providing technical guidance and support
of the SIP protocol across all audiences, and SIPNOC is yet another
example of that dedication," said Marc Robins (News - Alert), President and Managing
Director of the SIP Forum. "We believe this conference will become
another lynchpin in our events portfolio and we are very excited about
its potential on a global scale."
For More Information and to Register
For more information about SIPNOC, please visit www.sipnoc.org
or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special early-bird registration rate of $595 - $200 off the regular
rate of $795 -- is now in effect until February 11, 2011! To register
for SIPNOC, please visit http://www.regonline.com/sipnoc_2011.
For information about corporate sponsorship opportunities at SIPNOC,
please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum President and Managing Director,
at 718-548-7245 or marc.robins "at" sipforum.org.
About the SIP Forum
The SIP Forum is an IP communications industry association that engages
in numerous activities that promote and advance SIP-based technology,
such as the development of industry recommendations, the SIPit
interoperability and testing events, special interoperability workshops,
educational seminars, and general promotion of SIP in the industry. One
of the Forum's notable technical activities is the development of the
SIPconnect Technical Recommendation -- a standards-based recommendation
that provides detailed guidelines for direct IP peering and
interoperability between IP PBXs and VoIP service provider networks. The
SIPconnect Compliant Certification Program is an associated program
through which eligible companies can gain SIPconnect validation and the
right to license the use of the SIP Forum's 'SIPconnect Compliant'
certification mark -- the official brand of the leading standard for SIP
Trunking products and services. Other important Forum initiatives
include work in Fax-over-IP interoperability, User Agent Configuration,
and the opportunities for SIP in Smart Grid deployments. For more
information, please visit: http://www.sipforum.org.
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