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“Open but deep discussions with start-up solution innovators, tailored for telcos.”

—Daniel Zhao / China Mobile



Telecom Council membership offers companies an open flow of innovation, networking, discovery and introductions between visionary companies across the telecommunications landscape.


Our monthly meetings explore disruptive technologies poised to change the way we communicate, influencing business operations, impacting any part of the network. Though member-only meetings, online tools and research, and public meetings focused on 2 main verticals, ComTech and IoT, members can meet 100s of new potential partner companies each year.


Members are an exclusive group of companies highly involved in communication innovation. Membership is restricted to companies that buy, build, invent or invest in innovation from any segment of the communication industry.


Standard Telecom Council members have access to these benefits:

  • Networking: Direct, in-person access to companies building next gen hardware, software, and communication services
  • Introductions: Meet 100s of potential business partners and new technology companies each year
  • MatchMaker: Online Private Meeting Service to connect members, speakers, and startups 1-on-1
  • Unlimited Meetings: Free registration to member-only and public meetings each year  
  • 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
  • Online Networking: 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, blog and social


Corporate dues for Telecom Council membership are $15k/year and includes access for unlimited delegates to all ComTech Forum and IoT Forum 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.

  • Executive Membership: Full Telecom Council membership plus a seat on the Telecom Council’s board. $20k
  • Standard Membership: Full Telecom Council membership to include all ComTech and IoT Forum meetings and research. $15k