At the core, annual membership includes a constant flow of introductions to new companies, new technologies and new ideas through our monthly meetings. Along with these meetings and introductions, members also benefit from a member library with over 1000 presentations from past agendas and startups, member portal to discover and research startups, our MatchMaker service that curates pre-screened, private, 1-on-1 meetings where there is mutual interest, and an online and in-person global network of innovation colleagues working across communications. 


Members are an exclusive group of telecom operators, CSPs, and leading telecom vendors who are companies highly involved in innovation across many telecom sectors and actively partnering and investing in startups, innovation, and new technology.


Though member-only virtual and in-person meetings, monthly introductions, online & offline networking, networking, research, and public seminars focused on 2 main verticals, ComTech and IoT, members meet over 100 new potential partner companies each year. Full membership includes:

  • Introductions: Meet 100+ of curated and highly relevant new technology companies each year
  • MatchMaker: Online Private Meeting Service to connect members, speakers, and startups 1-on-1
  • Unlimited Meetings: Free registration to all meetings whether your delegates join onsite in Silicon Valley or online in our Virtual Meeting Room
  • Unlimited Delegates: Assign meeting and research benefits to any employee who can get value
  • Member Portal: Tool for members to research and connect with relevant startups
  • Member Library: Past presentations, reports, photos, agendas and debriefs stored online
  • Networking: Direct, in-person access to companies building next gen hardware, software, and communication services
  • Community: Online directory and LinkedIn group allow delegates to contact each other
  • Tradeshow Debriefs: Members discuss news and products after major tradeshows
  • Marketing Opportunities: Member priority for speaker, host, demo and sponsor opportunities
  • Marketing Outreach: Member pricing for Meeting tables, support for member news and initiatives via calendar, articles and social


Corporate dues for Telecom Council membership are $15k/year which includes access for unlimited delegates to all Telecom Council meetings. A closed Service Provider Forum is also available for qualifying delegates from Communications Service Providers. Limited memberships may be available to individuals or companies with special circumstances.

SPIF Membership: Service Provider Innovation Forum (SPIF) is a private forum for our service provider delegates. There is no extra fee for SPIF membership which is included in Telecom Council membership for operators.