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Registration

Q: What are the hours for onsite registration?
A: The onsite registration hours (subject to change) are:

Saturday, 14 January 2017 14.00–17.00
Sunday, 15 January 2017 08.00–18.00
Monday, 16 January 2017 08.00–17.00
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 08.00–16.30
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 08.00–11.00

Please refer to the registration section for more information.

Q: How can I contact PTC Registration?
A: Please email ptcreg@ptc.org, call +1.808.941.3789, or fax +1.808.944.4874

Travel

Q: What is the weather like in Honolulu in January?
A: The average high temperature in January is 80°F / 27°C. The average low temperature is 66°F / 19°C. Passing rain showers are common in Honolulu in January.

Q: What transportation options are available between the airport and the Hilton Hawaiian Village?
A: Two of the most popular modes of transportation between the airport and the hotel are shuttles and taxis.

  • Shuttle service costs start at US$13 per person. The total travel time on a shuttle varies based on the total number of passengers and their destinations.
  • The fare for a taxi is approximately US$50. Total travel time via taxi is usually 20–30 minutes.
  • Both airport shuttles and taxis are available outside of baggage claim.

Visit the PTC’17 Transportation page for additional transportation options.

Q: How long does it take to process a visa application?
A: The U.S. Department of State recommends that visa applications be submitted at least 90 days in advance. Please allow ample time to obtain a visa before your planned travel to PTC’17.

Check the wait times in your city.

Please visit the U.S. Department of State Business Visa Center for additional information.

Dress Code

Q: What is the dress code for PTC’17?
A: The dress code for PTC’17 is business casual. As such, business suits are not necessary. Attendees are encouraged to wear aloha shirts.

Please be aware that the temperature in the session rooms is often much cooler than the temperature outdoors. Therefore, a sweater or light jacket is recommended.

Guests

Q: Are guests permitted to attend PTC functions?
A: Guests are welcome to attend the Opening Reception and the Tuesday Evening Reception provided that guest tickets have been purchased for the events.

A guest is defined as a spouse, significant other, friend, or an adult daughter or son (21 years of age or older). Children, defined as persons under 21 years old, are not allowed to attend any PTC functions. If you wish to arrange for childcare, please contact the hotel concierge regarding the Camp Penguin Program.

Conference Secretariat

Q: Where is the PTC Secretariat located during the Conference?
A: The PTC Secretariat is located in Sea Pearl I, II, and III in the Mid-Pacific Conference Center.

Financial Assistance

Q: Is financial assistance available?
A: Assistance funds are made available to qualified participants through donations from PTC members and other sources. Meheroo Jussawalla Research Prize Award recipients, Yale M. Braunstein Student Prize Award recipients, and PTC Young Scholars are ineligible for financial assistance the year they participate in these programs.

For information regarding financial assistance, please email ptcacctg@ptc.org or call +1.808.941.3789.

Messages

Q: How can I exchange messages with my fellow conference attendees?
A: You can use the PTC'17 Meeting Manager to communicate and schedule meetings with other attendees. We will send you an email when the PTC'17 Meeting Manager is available.

Media

Q: How can I arrange a press conference at PTC’17?
A: For all press conference requests and other press-related inquiries, please email ptc17@ptc.org. You may also contact PTC via phone at +1.808.941.3789 or fax at +1.808.944.4874.

Technology

Q: What are the Cyberstations?
A: The Cyberstations provide PTC registrants access to the Internet and the online meeting manager system. Cyberstations may be used to contact and arrange meetings with fellow attendees as well as to reserve meeting tables in the PTC Pavilion.

Internet Access

Q: Where can I access the Internet while at the Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort?
A: Your PTC’17 registration includes wireless Internet access in the public areas of the Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort (i.e., Super Pool, Tapa Pool, Tapa Bar, and Starbucks) as well as wired and wireless Internet in your sleeping room for a maximum of four devices, if you are staying at the Hilton and reserved your room in the PTC room block.

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  • CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited
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  • Colt Technology Services
  • Zayo Group
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  • GENDBAND
  • Vertiv
  • NxtVN
  • Digital Realty
  • China Unicom Global Limited
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Verizon Partner Solutions
  • Biznet
  • Adva Optical Networking
  • Paul Hastings
  • Juniper Networks
  • REDCOM
  • China Telecom Global Ltd.
  • PCCW Global
  • Super SEA Cable Networks Pte Ltd.
  • Infinera
  • SUNeVision Holdings Limited
  • Seaborn Networks
  • Arbor Networks
  • Equinix
  • Global Cloud Xchange
  • CoreSite
  • Ciena
  • Telstra
  • CypressTel
  • Hostway Services, Inc.
  • DE-CIX
  • KDDI Corporation
  • GlobeNet
  • China Mobile International Limited
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  • ATLANTIC-ACM
  • CenturyLink
  • CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited
  • CITIC Telecom International
  • Colt Technology Services
  • Zayo Group
  • Zenlayer
  • GENDBAND
  • Vertiv
  • NxtVN
  • Digital Realty
  • China Unicom Global Limited
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Verizon Partner Solutions
  • Biznet
  • Adva Optical Networking
  • Paul Hastings
  • Juniper Networks
  • REDCOM
  • China Telecom Global Ltd.
  • PCCW Global
  • Super SEA Cable Networks Pte Ltd.
  • Infinera
  • SUNeVision Holdings Limited
  • Seaborn Networks
  • Arbor Networks
  • Equinix
  • Global Cloud Xchange
  • CoreSite
  • Ciena
  • Telstra
  • CypressTel
  • Hostway Services, Inc.
  • DE-CIX
  • KDDI Corporation
  • GlobeNet
  • China Mobile International Limited
  • Cheetah Mobile Inc
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