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Membership Overview

Membership Overview

The IPsphere Forum is an open, international, industry-wide, pro-competitive, non-profit association of IT, telecommunications and networking companies focused on advancing the deployment of an IP infrastructure (an “IPsphere”) that enables both providers and users to meet their economic and technical needs optimally for the broadest possible set of network, content and applications services.  Members are drawn from the IT, telecommunications, networking and related industries desiring to advance the conception and deployment of networked business and consumer applications not currently feasible with contemporary web and Internet technologies.  Forum members must have the seniority within their respective companies to set policy and direction, including the ability to exert influence over participation in standards bodies, and the directions taken therein. IPSF membership consists of technical executives drawn from organizations in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.

The IPsphere Forum funds its activities through membership fees. Membership benefits are outlined below.

FULL MEMBERSHIP*

  • Attend all annual, general and special meetings of the IPsphere Forum;
  • Attend all quarterly workshops, interim workshops and working group meetings;
  • One vote on all IPsphere Forum ballots and proposals;
  • Access to all working documents, contributions, meeting minutes and member email distribution lists;
  • Access to all IPsphere Forum education materials for use in internal company education;
  • Ability to designate an employee of such Full Member to be a candidate to be elected as a Member of the Board of directors or as an Officer of the Corporation;
  • Submit and comment on technical, use case, marketing and other contributions; and
  • Other privileges as prescribed from time to time by the Board of Directors in its sole discretion.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP*

  • Send one representative to annual meetings of the IPsphere Forum;
  • Access to all working documents, contributions, meeting minutes and member email distributions relevant to the working groups, and;
  • Access to all IPsphere Forum education materials for use in internal company education

EDUCATIONAL  MEMBERSHIP  (Available to qualified Universities and other educational establishments)

  • Attend all  annual, general and special meetings of the IPsphere Forum;
  • Attend all quarterly workshops, interim workshops and working group meetings;
  • Access to all working documents, contributions, meeting minutes and member email distributions;
  • Submit (upon approval of the appropriate working group chair and the Work Program Committee) and comment on technical, use case, marketing and other contributions; and

*The IPsphere Forum offers Full and Associate Membership discounts for smaller companies based on annual prior-year revenues.

Additionally, the IPsphere Forum offers reduced rates for non-profit members.

If your company is interested in membership in the IPsphere Forum, please contact us for further information at info@ipsphereforum.org.

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