From June 25-27, Georgia-based fax provider Commetrex’ (News - Alert) CEO, Mike Coffee, was at SIPNOC, a not-to-miss event that drives equipment vendors around the world to find out how they can overcome obstacles and barriers that are associated with the deployment of SIP-based networks. For the second year in a row, the SIP Forum (News - Alert) has hosted “SIP Network Operators Conference” (SIPNOC) in Herndon, VA for the technical personnel from the global carrier community responsible for designing and operating SIP networks.
What is the benefit of participating in this exposition?
Coffee: The conference affords the SIP Forum and carrier-community attendees the opportunity to personally meet and to exchange ideas and experiences that relate to the on-going transition from a PSTN that uses SS-7 for call routing and management to a Public IP Network (PIPN) that uses SIP for routing and session management.
Why does this event differ from others related to implementing SIP networks in businesses?
Coffee: SIPNOC is unique in its absence of promotion and industry press. (It was wall-to-wall geeks.) This attendee profile is reflected in the presentations and birds-of-a-feather meetings. Kicking it off was Henning Schulzrinne (News - Alert), the father of SIP and the CTO of the Federal Communications Commission. His presentation, naturally, dealt with topics of concern to the FCC, such as the role of telephone numbers in the new network, security, and reliability.
What other types of sessions were held?
Coffee: Some of the other presentations were: Large-Scale FoIP presented by Voxbone (News - Alert), the User-Agent Configuration, Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) meeting, The World Conference on International Telecommunications spearheaded by ISOC, SIP and IPV6 held jointly by ISOC and BoF, the SIP forum FoIP Task Group Testing from Commetrex, the SIP and Network Security Panel, and the FoIP Interoperability Panel which was sponsored by Commetrex, Sonus and Voxbone.
What important information did you walk away with after attending this conference?
Coffee: If you are a SIP stakeholder, you should be a SIP Forum member. And if you are responsible for SIP-based products or networks, seriously consider attending next year’s SIPNOC.
Back in June, the company deeply rooted in the fax space, unveiled its “Developer’s Wiki,” a solution created from the ground up to answer a variety of customer questions that pertain to fax solutions that make fax-over-IP (FoIP) work.
“Developing this site allows us to have a process in place, and eliminates the possibility of a customer's email ending up in a junk mail folder or a voicemail being left with someone who's on vacation, and other instances that slowed down the resolution of the problem,” Coffee concluded.
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey