North Andover, MA, Apr 11, 2013 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) --
The SIP Forum today released its list of attending companies for the third SIP Network Operators Conference (SIPNOC 2013), to be held on April 22-25 at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA. The three-day conference, which focuses on service provider technical and operational challenges and opportunities related to the deployment of SIP-based services, continues to attract technical leadership from leading MSOs in the US as well as senior engineering and network operational staff from the worldwide carrier community.
Attending service providers include AT&T, Armstrong Utilities, Bell Canada, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Cinchcast, Cincinnati Bell, Comcast Cable, Cologix, Consolidated Telecom, Cox Communications, France Telecom Orange, iBasis, Liveops, nexVortex, Optimum Lightpath, Rogers Business Solutions, Socket Telecom, Sorenson Communications, Swisscom, TDS Telecom, Telefonica International, UNINETT, Vocalocity, Voxbone, WDT (World Discount Telecommunications), XO Communications, and Ziggo.
"Companies attending SIPNOC continue to reflect the diverse and growing ecosystem of worldwide network operators deploying SIP-based service and applications," said Marc Robins, SIP Forum president and managing director. "With deployments of services such as SIP trunking having reached an inflection point, service provider engineering staffs from large MSOs to regional CLECs to international carriers who are tasked with these technical implementations must still address critical challenges that remain unresolved. SIPNOC 2013 serves as the meeting place for this community to discuss and resolve these issues in an educational and commercial-free environment."
In addition to carrier participants, SIPNOC 2013 has also attracted a group of SIP community stakeholders from vendors, governments and research organizations such as Acme Packet, Avaya, Broadsoft, CableLabs, Cequint, Cisco Systems, Commetrex, Current Analysis, Dialogic, ECG Inc, Edgewater Networks, Faxcore, Federal Communications Commission, GENBAND, Georgetown University, Huawei Technologies, Integrated Research, Internet Society (ISOC), Metaswitch Networks, NENA, NTCA, Patton Electronics, Polycom, Public Knowledge, RecordMyCalls, Sangoma Technologies, Sansay, Siemens Enterprise Communications, SNOM Technology, Sonus Networks, UNH-IOL, and Yealink Network Technology.
Current corporate sponsors of SIPNOC 2013 include Platinum Sponsors Patton Electronics Co. and Polycom; Gold Sponsors ECG, GENBAND, Integrated Research, SNOM Technology, Sorenson Communications, and Yealink Network Technology; and lanyard sponsor Acme Packet.
The SIPNOC 2013 agenda will feature special presentations, tutorials, panel discussions and BOFs covering key topics by network operators related to SIP-based services and infrastructure, including WebRTC, codec handling, SIP trunking design and deployment, the SIP Forum's various technical initiatives, Fax over Internet protocol (FoIP) interworking, implementing SIP with IPv6, toll fraud detection and prevention, security best-practices, HD Voice deployment, testing methodologies, applications development, call routing and peering, troubleshooting and monitoring, emergency services, SIP market research findings, standards developments, important regulatory and policy developments, and more.
For more information about the event and to access the full conference agenda, please visit http://www.sipnoc.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 and SIPconnect-IT interoperability and testing events, special workshops, educational seminars, and general promotion of SIP in the industry. The SIP Forum is also the producer of the annual SIPNOC conferences (for SIP Network Operators Conference), focused on the technical requirements of the service provider community. One of the Forum's notable technical activities is the development of the SIPconnect Technical Recommendation - a standards-based SIP trunking recommendation that provides detailed guidelines for direct IP peering and interoperability between IP PBXs and SIP-based service provider networks. Other important Forum initiatives include work in Fax-over-IP interoperability, User Agent Configuration, VRS interoperability, security, and SIP and IPv6. For more information, please visit: http://www.sipforum.org.