Telecom Negotiation Conference Spotlights the Impact of SIP Trunking

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19th Annual Event Focuses on Communications Network Services Procurements

Telecom Negotiation Conference | Strategies to Procure, Negotiate & Manage Network Services
SIP trunking is a game-changer ... it gives enterprise users a real chance to reduce local service costs, which haven’t declined while LD and data network costs have plunged

The Center for Communication Management Information’s (CCMI) Annual Telecom Negotiation Conference attracts communications technology professionals from Fortune 1000 companies across the country to hear the latest trends and best practices in complex communications network services procurements. This year’s conference, the 19th, is being held on March 28 and 29, at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C.

“The nature and scope of network services procurements has changed radically during the 19 years we’ve held this event, but especially so in the last three years as internet technology fostered the rise of highly integrated networks,” said George David, President of CCMI and Publisher of Voice Report. He added, “The content and focus of the Telecom Negotiation Conference has changed as well, with a heightened emphasis on converged network applications, managed services, and 2011’s hot button – SIP trunking.”

Conference chairman Hank Levine of Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP, who crafts the conference agenda, echoed the critical role SIP trunking is playing in network services procurements. “SIP trunking is a real game changer, at the same level as electronic switching and frame relay service before it. It gives enterprise users a real chance to reduce local service costs, which haven’t declined while LD and data network costs have plunged. And it creates the first real opportunity for competition in local services, which gives users a real shot at better service and terms.”

This year’s conference agenda features two sessions specifically on SIP trunking. In addition there will be general sessions and five other workshops that cover every aspect of communications networks services procurements. For more information about the 19th Annual Telecom Negotiation Conference, visit

About CCMI
CCMI is the industry’s leading provider of telecom rate and data information and applications. We are dedicated to delivering highly specialized and strategically focused information in a timely fashion. For a complete listing of our events, visit

About Voice Report
Voice Report is a free, online information service for enterprise communications technology professionals. Though a combination of articles, webinars, white papers, surveys, podcasts and conferences, Voice Report helps managers address mobility, UC, expense management, contract compliance and negotiation, networking, legal and regulatory issues that enterprises face daily. For more information, visit

About Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP
For more than fifteen years Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby has helped enterprise customers, including nearly half of the Fortune 100, manage risk and maximize opportunity in their IT and telecom procurements. The firm’s fifteen attorneys have more than 250 years of experience negotiating communications and information technology agreements, assisting large customers in disputes with carriers, and representing enterprise users before the FCC. Learn more at


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