10th Annual TC3 Summit

Thank you to all TC3 Summit Speakers, Attendees, Sponsors and Partners.

2017 Telecom Council Carrier Connections

TC3, or Telecom Council Carrier Connections, is a 2-day, working summit where the companies who build communications networks come to discover innovation. Global telcos, vendors, VCs and startups from every corner of the ecosystem join members of Telecom Council’s ComTech Forum, Service Provider Forum, IoT Forum and Investor Forum with one objective in mind – get more innovation to the market, faster.

Why Attend TC3 Summit?

  • Meet the carriers who are deploying the next generation of technologies
  • Talk to the vendors who are creating that next generation of technologies
  • TC3 MatchMaker speed networking tool gets you the right meetings
  • Learn which operators and vendors are focused on which new technologies
  • Discover the startups who are set to change the communications industry

What You Can Expect

  • 2-day Executive Summit
  • 1000 Pre-arranged Private Meetings
  • 100% Focused on Innovation
  • 20 Sessions on 2 Stages
  • 50 Telcos Participate
  • Case Studies, Product Intros, & Roadmaps
  • 10 Hours of Facilitated Networking
  • 50 New Product Pitches

TC3 Summit FAQS

Tech Scouts
Communications Startups
Pre-Arranged Meetings
Senior Management
Sponsored Content

TC3 MatchMaker

Since TC3 is about discovering innovation, TC3 participants use our MatchMaker software
to schedule 10-minute meetings, in advance, with the people and companies who may turn out to be future partners.

#Facilitates over 1000 1-on-1 meetings during the 2 days of TC3

#Meeting hosts, TC3 speakers, and TC3 sponsors average 12 pre-filtered meetings and introductions

#TC3 Matchmaker schedules back-to-back 10-minute meetings according to your preferences

TC3 Summit Testimonials

  • TC3 Provides a great opportunity to learn what telecom carriers are looking for, who they are working with, and see the business future for our industry.

    Tak Nishimura

    Tak Nishimura

    Managing Director, NTT
  • TC3 presented us with great opportunities and we are actively following up with not one, but four Telcos!

    Suman Kalyan

    Suman Kalyan

    Founder, Adroit Vista
  • 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 Thronson

    VP Marketing & Business Development, Vigilent
  • It’s clear the networking is better than other industry events; pair that with a published attendee list, online messaging, and a staff that helps you meet people, and you start to get an idea of what happens at TC3.

    Lisa Gao

    Lisa Gao

    President, China Mobile
  • TC3 is the event that every startup must attend if your business plan includes selling into the Telco market.

    Patrick Hennessy

    Patrick Hennessy

    Vice President, FusionPipe Software Solutions

2017 Speakers


The Demo Pavilion will include 30 startups and new technology demos to make sure attendees leave TC3 with many new potential partnerships.

Demo tables are located in the eating and networking area and are included on digital and printed collateral.

Demo table companies may schedule meetings at their demo table.

Tables are 30″ round standing cocktail tables with power, linen, signage and 1 stool each.


TC3 presented us with great opportunities and we are actively following up with not one,
but four Telcos! 

Summan Kaylan, Founder Adroit Vista


8:30AMNetworking Areas

Breakfast, demos and networking

Start your TC3 experience with breakfast, demos and networking
9AM-12PMMain Stage

Start up Pitches

  • 6 Startups pitch Telecom Council's Service Provider Forum members
  • 6 Startups pitch Telecom Council's Investor Forum members
10am-12pmSpotlight Stage

Spotlight on Digital Transformation

Discussions on the spotlight stage focus on the technologies and innovation that are changing the market.
10AM-5PMMatchmaker Zone

MatchMaker Meetings

Pre-arranged Private Meetings
1PM-5PMMain Stage

Partnering for Innovation

Discuss opportunities and challenges of partnerships between established and emerging telecom companies and technologies.
1pm-4pmSpotlight Stage

Spotlight on Wireless Technologies

This discussion on the spotlight stage focuses on the technologies and innovation that are changing the wireless market.
5pm-7pmSpotlight Stage


The 10th Annual SPIFFY Awards recognize 7 communications startups for their innovation, opportunity, and promise
830am-9amNetworking Areas

Breakfast, demos and networking

Start your day with breakfast, demos and networking
9am-4pmMatchmaker Zone

MatchMaker Meetings

Pre-arranged Private Meetings
9am-12pmSpotlight Stage

Spotlight on Internet of Things

Discussions on the spotlight stage this morning focus on Internet of Things - connected car, connected home and more.
9AM-12PMMain Stage

Telco Case Studies

Telcos and their partners discuss what went right and why their partnerships worked
1pm-4pmMain Stage

Innovation Roadmaps

Carriers share which technologies are on their roadmaps for the coming year and what they need from the innovation community.
4pm-5pmNetworking Areas

Last Chance Networking

Thank you to our Sponsors

TC3 Sponsor
TC3 Sponsor
TC3 Sponsor
TC3 Sponsor

Partners included

Who We Are

Telecom Council – Where Telecom Meets Innovation.

Through our Service Provider Forum, ComTech Forum, IOT Forum and Investor Forum monthly meetings and annual events, we connect global communication service providers and vendors with innovations that are pushing the industry forward – by putting telcos, vendors and investors from across the globe together in the same room with startups, demos, and entrepreneurs. Since 2001, our Forums have introduced over 2000 executives from 750 communication companies including 60 carriers across 30 meetings each year.

Learn more about Telecom Council including our Forums, members and membership benefits.

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