Monte Carlo's a must for SIP professionals

This year’s SIPit29 event is taking place in Monte Carlo this week on October 24 – 28. The event, hosted by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and sponsored by the SIP Forum, brings together professionals in the IP telephony and communications industry from across the world.

On this years agenda is likely to be extended discussions with regards to the ever increasing importance of IPv6 interoperability to the industry, and the end users of their providers. Also up for discussion will be the technicalities of SIP trunking and security, and how these can best be delivered to customers.

Always a popular event, the latest SIPit event will see the regular rounds of testing and validation for all manner of SIP implementations, in a real time environment. As a key centre for the development and funding of IP technologies, it is fitting that these should take place with the stunning back drop of Monte Carlo.

As well as providing a great place to discuss the future of the industry, the worl conducted here will shape advancement of all SIP applications. By bringing together industry leaders, and allowing for live on site testing, manufacturers and providers can work together to ensure compatibility of all software and hardware.

In the previous 28 events, this ability to work closely together on what are essentially complete integrations of IP networks, has allowed reliable and resilient applications to be perfected. Now one of the principal test beds for the industry, it is testament to its success that both veterans and newcomers of the industry ensure they are in attendance.

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking facilitates the connection of a Private Branch Exchange (PBX) to the internet, through Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Allowing enterprises to communicate in far more profitable ways, it is increasingly popular with small business owners in the UK.