Keynote at China SIP Forum 2004, May 19, 2004 (Beijing)
This session will introduce the SIP Forum, the principal worldwide forum for the promotion of SIP. Three years ago, we were trying to get a single call completed. Today the focus is on deploying carrier systems. Some of the promises of SIP are enhanced flexibility, extensibility, and open interoperation. However, flexibility and extensibility often make interoperability difficult. Thus a current focus of the SIP Forum is on vendor interoperability. This session will discuss the activities of the SIP Forum in the interoperability area, including the SiPiT™ interoperability events, the SIP test suite, and certification activities.