October 17-18, 2018 in Silicon Valley

TC3 Summit 2018


TC3, Telecom Council Carrier Connections, is a working summit where tech scouts and corporate innovation teams from every corner of the communications industry discover innovation. Global telcos, telecom vendors, investors and startups spend 2 days meeting and learning from each other.

2018 Telecom Council Carrier Connections


Discover the new technologies and new companies that will impact the communication industry.


Get introduced, in person and in private, to innovation scouts and partnership executives from companies who can get value from your products.


Meet companies with a few successful deployments under their belts and their industry partners who worked with them.

Key Statistics from TC3

Communications Startups

MatchMaker Delegates

Tech Scouts



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  • Hans Geerdes

    Head Software & BD

    Hans Geerdes


  • Craig Samuel

    Sr VP

    Craig Samuel

    JT Global

  • Tamotsu Yamamoto

    Director BD

    Tamotsu Yamamoto


  • Christos Kolias


    Christos Kolias


  • Jim Anetsberger

    VP Strategy

    Jim Anetsberger

    US Cellular

  • Ankur Jindal


    Ankur Jindal

    Tata Communications

  • Stefan Kuentz

    Investment Director

    Stefan Kuentz


  • Patrick Pfeffer

    Managing Director

    Patrick Pfeffer


  • Mark Sherman

    Managing Director

    Mark Sherman


  • Adrian Shatku


    Adrian Shatku


  • Rob Hull

    VP BD

    Rob Hull


  • Jason Koch

    VP Innovation

    Jason Koch


  • Lisa Gao


    Lisa Gao

    China Mobile

  • Prakash Sankaranaraynan


    Prakash Sankaranaraynan

    Reliance Jio

  • Clément Anthonioz-Blanc


    Clément Anthonioz-Blanc


  • Christina Claure

    Manager Emerging Business

    Christina Claure


  • Gabriel Ionita


    Gabriel Ionita

    Deutsche Telekom

  •  Ben Chen

    SVP Business

    Ben Chen

    China Unicom Americas

  • Satish Ramakrishnan

    VP Technology Outreach

    Satish Ramakrishnan


  • Michael Crane

    BD & Partner Management

    Michael Crane



8:30 AM-9:00 AM

Breakfast, Demos + Networking

Start your TC3 experience with breakfast, demos and networking
9:00 AM-11:30 AM

Service Provider Innovation Forum

  • Case Studies
  • Startup Pitches
  • Panel Discussion
  • Telco Roadmaps
11:30 AM-1:30 PM

MatchMaker Meetings + Demos

  • 8 Pre-arranged Private Meetings Available
  • Demos Open
  • Lunch Roundtables
1:30 PM-3:30 PM

ComTech Forum Innovation Review

  • Case Studies
  • Startup Pitches
  • Panel Discussion
  • Telco Roadmaps
  • Keynote
3:30 PM-5:00 PM

MatchMaker Meetings + Demos

  • 5 Pre-arranged Private Meetings Available
  • Demos Open
5:00 PM-7:00 PM

SPIFFY Awards 2018

The 11th Annual SPIFFY Awards recognize 5 communications startups for their innovation, opportunity, and promise
8:00 AM-9:00 AM

MatchMaker Meetings + Demos

  • 8 Pre-arranged Meetings Available
  • Demos Open
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

IoT Forum Innovation Review

  • Case Studies in IoT
  • Startup Pitches
  • Panel Discussion
  • Vendor & Enterprise Roadmaps
12:00 PM-12:30 PM

MatchMaker Meetings, Demos + Lunch

  • 2 Pre-arranged Private Meetings Available
  • Demos Open
  • Lunch Roundtables on IoT & Autotech
12:30 PM-3:00 PM

Autotech Innovation Review

  • Case Studies on Connected Car
  • Startup Pitches
  • Panel Discussion
  • OEM & Supplier Roadmaps
  • Keynote
3:00 PM-5:30 PM

MatchMaker Meetings + Demos

  • 10 Pre-arranged Private Meetings Available
  • Demos Open

Hear From Our Past Attendees

  • 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

Fees and Upgrades

Registration includes
All content including case studies, success stories, startup pitches, 30 demos, 7 hours of networking and the 11th Annual SPIFFY Awards

20% off

Non-Member Registration

Registration fee goes up to $1425 on Sept 22.
Telecom Council member rate is $200 until Sept 21 or $300 thereafter.
Register Now

Demo Tables
30 demo tables, located in the main content area, are available to introduce innovative products and services to TC3 delegates.

The tables provide a place for companies to set up demos and products to start conversations with TC3 attendees. Tables are co-located with the main sessions, operate over 7 hours during all breaks. Tables are tall, 30” cocktail rounds, and include linen, 1 stool, power, WiFi & signage, and those purchased as part of the Bronze Sponsorship will have priority placement and floor space for a pop-up banner for marketing purposes.

Demo Tables

Telecom Council members have a discounted rate for tables of $2000.
Register Now

MatchMaker Meeting Service – Non-Member $1000, Member Free
Registration for this optional service is required to participate in MatchMaker Meetings. 800 private meeting are reserved for this exclusive service which matches delegates with innovation scouts, technology strategy executives, global telcos, or communications investors scouting for innovation at TC3 for 10-minute filtered, private, pre-arranged meetings during dedicated times at the Summit. To participate in meetings, add the MatchMaker upgrade to your online registration.

MatchMaker Portal
Once you are registered to use this service, visit the portal:

Startup Discount
30% discount on full price registration and/or MatchMaker service available to privately-funded, pre-revenue, non-member startups who are recommended by a Telecom Council member. Request application and review via council@telecomcouncil.com.

Upgrades, packages, and refunds detailed on our registration website.

Bronze Sponsorship –  Non-Member $7500, Member $5500
Companies looking for maximum attention, exposure and meetings can buy a Bronze Sponsorship which includes 2 registrations, MatchMaker Service, Demo Table, and online, onsite, and post-summit marketing. Download details and agreement for Bronze Sponsorship here.

Speaking Sponsorship
Limited speaking and branding sponsorship may be available at TC3. Options and details are described in our sponsorship brochure. Send inquiries to council@telecomcouncil.com.

Cancellations, Refunds & Fees:

* Non-Member Registration before 10/1/18: $100 cancellation fee, after 9/30/18: substitutions only
* Member Registration: Member substitutions only

* TC3 Demo Table: no refund after 9/14. $100 cancellation fee before 9/15/18.
* TC3 MatchMaker: no refund after 9/14. $100 cancellation fee before 9/15/18.


Silicon Valley

Juniper Aspiration Dome

Juniper Networks Aspiration Dome, Sunnyvale, CA 94089


      • San Jose International Airport (SJC) 8.8 miles
      • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) 28 miles
      • Oakland International Airport (OAK) 35 mile


Ample onsite parking.

Places To Stay

Aloft Santa Clara is the official venue partner for TC3 Summit and offers special rates for delegates. Book here.

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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