Telco case studies, startup pitches, executive roundtables, tech demos and private introductions

Carrier Connections is Telecom Council's annual meeting where telcos from around the world come to Silicon Valley to introduce their startup partners and discover new technologies that have been validated by other network operators.

Carrier Connections is not a conference. Because Telecom Council members are a community of innovation executives committed to working with startups and new technologies across communications, meeting attendees actively contribute to interactive discussions, make connections, share curated introductions, offer hands-on demos, and participate in corporate matchmaking over 3 days.

15th Annual Carrier Connections Meeting

TC3 Carrier Connections Mar 15-16, 2023

Hosted by BT in Sunnyvale, California

8 Telco case studies, 8 startup pitches, 6 executive roundtable discussions, keynotes on 6G and Network AI over 2 days that also includes hands-on technology demos and 100s of curated MatchMaker introductions.

Join Telecom Council members, telcos representing over 3B customers across 40 countries, and the vendors and investors that support innovation across the communications industry as they introduce their startup partners through cases studies, executive chats, rapid-fire pitches, demos, and roundtable discussions.

TC3 Highlights:
* Discover telco-deployed startups
* Meet the most innovative telecom operators
* Curated, private introductions available onsite and online
* Agenda focused on connecting attendees
* Community committed to partnerships

Telco Case Studies, Startup Pitches, Roundtable Topics, Technology Demos, and MatchMaker Meetings. See the growing agenda here: Add a technology pitch, demo table, or topic sponsorship when you register online.

Startup Pitches

8 Startups Introduced

Combine an on-stage technology pitch with a great table location and curated introductions via our MatchMaker Meeting Service.

Case Study

Telco + Startup Successes

TC3 highlights 8 successful telco + startup partnerships who take the stage together - the best way to validate a new company to other carriers.


Add your topic to TC3

Select content opportunities are available to add your message to TC3 - roundtable lunch topic or the coffee cart sponsorship ca be added when you register.


Sponsor a Topic

Reserve an exclusive topic for your company and your speaker to be thought leaders over lunch and invite select attendees to your private session.

500 Curated Introductions Available at TC3 - Onsite & Online

MatchMaker @ TC3 image
Alongside an agenda packed with telco case studies, curated startup introductions, tech exhibits, and private topic-specific roundtable discussions, the main reason companies send executives to TC3 is to take meetings. They use Telecom Council's MatchMaker Meeting service for private, prescheduled, personal introductions.

SPEED DATING For Telcos, Vendors, Investors and Startups
Telecom Council's MatchMaker meeting service is speed dating for startups and telecom companies. During TC3, our MatchMaker will facilitate over 500 private discussions between companies with mutual interest. These pre-arranged, introductory meetings are available onsite in the afternoon of March 15, the morning of March 16, and all day online on March 17. More details on Telecom Council's MatchMaker Service here.

 I was curious how it would work - Zoom meetings in different rooms in 15-minute increments - and was very pleasantly surprised how easy and flawlessly the system worked. 

Christina Claure
Christina ClaureT-Mobile

 The executive roundtable was a great opportunity to engage in a small, focused, open discussion, where the conversation was as enlightening as it was stimulating 

Lydia Hicks
Lydia HicksBT

 TC3 is a highly effective and efficient way to connect innovative technologies with global carriers. My time at this conference has delivered an extremely high ROI. 

Bob Thronson
Bob ThronsonVigilent

 While normal virtual events get conversion rates of 0.1 to 0.3%, TC3 gets us over 70%-- in-line with the best in-person events we attend. Our advice is succinct: send your best people and use the Matchmaker service. 

Ian Schmertzler
Ian SchmertzlerDispel