Virtualization has taken the IT world by storm. However, up to this point the comms market has been mostly unaffected. A new industry push to establish network standards virtualization will potentially shake-up the telecommunications market even more so than the move to IP communications. While network hardware starts to be released as software, carriers are predicted to save money and benefit from new levels of flexibility. This move to software will allow new players to enter the market and succeed. The Software Telco Congress focuses on discussing these things and other issues related to the software telco revolution.