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December 14, 2011

Network Operators: Registration Now Open for SIPNOC 2012

By Erin Harrison
Executive Editor, Cloud Computing

For network operators who need to learn more about the challenges and opportunities related to the deployment of SIP-based services, time is of the essence. The SIP Forum announced that registration is now open for its upcoming SIP Network Operators Conference (SIPNOC US 2012), a two-day educational conference focused on current topics related to SIP-based carrier services globally.

Network operators from around the world will gather at the second annual event, which will be held at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon, Va. on June 25-27, 2012.

The organizers hope to build on the success of the inaugural event last spring. SIP Forum officials said it attracted leading technical and operations personnel from the global carrier community, the non-commercial and technical content focuses on the real-world challenges operators face when deploying SIP services in global IP networks.

SIP Forum Chairman of the Board Richard Shockey said the event was initially launched to bring key industry players together to discuss opportunities in the SIP technology environment.

“We originally launched this event as a venue for the industry’s technical and operational people and the issues they face, which are sometimes overlooked at the more marketing-centric conferences and events in our industry,” Shockey in a statement. “Last year proved our theory right that if we presented such a venue for operational discussions outside the realm of sales and marketing environments, real progress would be made in the SIP technology environment, and we are looking forward to offering this opportunity again.”

SIP Forum officials said they encourage network operators “to send their technical and operational personnel to gain firsthand knowledge and unique insight surrounding the technical challenges and opportunities surrounding the growing deployment of SIP-related products and services across the globe,” according to a company statement released Dec. 14.

Topics to be discussed at the conference include: application development, testing and monitoring, SIP trunking, IPv6 deployment challenges, user-agent configuration, security, HD voice deployments, Wireshark tips and tricks, and more.

The regular conference registration fee is $895. However, a special early-bird registration rate of $695 is now in effect. SIP Forum Full Member companies can save even more with a special early-bird rate of $445. Space is strictly limited to 250 attendees, and SIP Forum officials anticipate SIPNOC US 2012 to be a sold-out event.

To register for the event, go to:

Erin Harrison is Executive Editor, Strategic Initiatives, for TMC, where she oversees the company's strategic editorial initiatives, including the launch of several new print and online initiatives. She plays an active role in the print publications and TMCnet, covering IP communications, information technology and other related topics. To read more of Erin's articles, please visit her columnist page.

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