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“Membership positions us in the heart of the innovation ecosystem – by promoting our technology and discovering new innovation.”

—Andrew Coward / Brocade



Forum membership offers companies an open flow of innovation, networking, education and discovery between visionary communications companies. Though private meetings, introductions, online tools and research, members can meet up to 500 new potential partner companies each year.

Corporate dues for Forum membership are $10k/year and discounts apply to companies who join more than one Forum. Most of our Forums also offer an individual membership to entrepreneurs.


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.


Forum membership makes meetings in that Forum available freely to your delegates, including many private meetings. Forum members also benefit from:

  • Networking: Direct, in-person access to companies building next gen communication services
  • Introductions: Meet 500+ potential business partners and new technology companies each year
  • Unlimited Meetings: Free registration to about 15 member-only and public meetings each year  
  • Unlimited Delegates: Assign meeting and research benefits to any employee who can get value
  • Marketing Opportunities: Member priority for speaker, host, demo and sponsor opportunities.
  • Member Library: Past presentations, reports, photos, agendas and debriefs stored online
  • Online Networking: Online directory and LinkedIn group allow delegates to contact each other
  • Cross-Forum Meetings: Reduced fees for cross-Forum meetings, and select partner events 
  • Tradeshow Debriefs: Members discuss news and products after major tradeshows


No matter which Forum is right for you, membership covers about 15 meetings each year and is available to single corporate entities for $10k/year. There is no limit on the number of employees that member may assign as delegates to receive all the membership benefits described above.

  • Forum members can add additional Forums for $5k each50% savings on Forum membership.
  • Forum members who are market leaders in communication innovation can upgrade to an Executive Membership for $5k to include a seat on the Telecom Council’s board.
  • For entrepreneurs, an annual individual membership to a single Forum is available for $5k. Individual membership excludes corporate branding and delegate substitutions.