The SIP Forum
announced today that it will host the second annual SIP Network Operators Conference
, a two day educational conference focusing on the challenges and opportunities related to the deployment of SIP-based carrier services globally. SIPNOC US 2012 will be held in Herndon, VA on June 25-27, 2012 and will build on the success of the inaugural event last spring, which attracted leading technical and operations personnel from the global carrier community and earned high praise from attendees for its educational, non-commercial and technical content that focused on the real-world challenges operators face when deploying SIP services in global IP networks.
The SIP Forum will release further details about SIPNOC US 2012 including sign-up for early bird registration in mid-November at its conference website http://www.sipnoc.org
SIPNOC 2012 will bring together 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. The conference, which is designed specifically for SIP network operations personnel and engineering staff, will feature well-known industry speakers and a number of highly technical educational and instructional panels and sessions. The SIP Forum will also host networking events at the conference and offer a series of informal “Birds of a Feather” sessions, which encourage discussion of varying topics held in hallways, available meeting rooms and break-out areas.
SIPNOC 2012 will build on themes first discussed at last year’s inaugural event: addressing issues critical to the reliable and successful deployment and operation of SIP-based services in carrier networks and the opportunities that come with it. Among the topics expected to be on the agenda at this year’s conference are SIP trunking interoperability and the SIP Forum’s recently ratified SIPconnect 1.1 technical specification that provides a definitive and standardized set of guidelines for seamless, end-to-end interoperability between SIP-enabled IP-PBXs and service provider networks. Other themes to be discussed include Fax over Internet protocol interworking, implementing SIP with IPv6, and the sharing of best practices for the utilization of Wireshark for network diagnostics within IP network environments.
Building on the success of these US-based SIPNOC events, the SIP Forum is expected to announce details for a Europe-based event - SIPNOC EU 2012. The dates and location of the next event will be released later this year.
SIPNOC US 2012 will be held at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA June 25 -27, 2012.