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+ curated and highly relevant new technology companies each year
  • MatchMaker: Service introduces members to a tailored set of startups via private online or onsite 15-minute meetings
  • Meetings: Free registration to all regular meetings whether you join in Silicon Valley or online
  • Unlimited Delegates: Assign meeting and research benefits to any employee who can get value
  • Member Portal: Online tool to discover and meet relevant startups
  • Member Library: 1000s of keyword searchable startup presentations stored online
  • Community: Highly engaged member community and member-only online networking group
  • Tradeshow Debriefs: Members discuss news and products after major tradeshows
  • Marketing Opportunities: Member priority for speaker, host, demo and sponsor opportunities
  • Promotion: Channels for member news and initiatives to 20k subscribers via newsletters, articles and social media


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.