April - Spring Policy Summit
June - TIA 2014: Network of the Future
Oct - Financial Analyst Conference
TIA-942-A : New 2012 Edition Now Available
Quickly becoming one of the most widely used documents in the data center space, TIA-942 is now available for purchase – the first revision of 942. It builds on the foundation of 568-C.0, takes data-center specific content to a more modern level with additional content for new media types and energy-efficiency.
In an interview with TIA Now, Jonathan Jew and TIA’s associate vice president of technology and standards, Herb Congdon, discussed this exciting document. “To harmonize with international standards, we eliminated the 100-meter channel restriction for horizontal cabling using optical-fiber cabling. It’s now based on application, and not limited to 100 meters,” Jew said. “To provide flexibility in new data center designs being developed, we added the IDA and IC. This allows you to support large data centers and modular data centers much more easily.”
Overall, this Standard specifies the minimum requirements for telecommunications infrastructure of data centers and computer rooms, including single tenant enterprise data centers and multi-tenant Internet hosting data centers. The topology proposed in this document is intended to be applicable to any size data center and promote energy efficiency.
The FCC’s Airplane Mode: Fact vs. Fiction
By Grant Seiffert, President
Telecommunications Industry Association
We hope that China will use this break in the negotiations to reexamine its approach to the negotiations to expand the ITA and focus on reducing its overly large list of sensitive products. If China is ready to move forward to conclude the expansion of the ITA this year then the ITA Expansion is achievable this year.
As part of a large U.S. industry delegation representing a broad array of ICT manufacturers, TIA is in Geneva, Switzerland this week to cheer on the trade negotiators who are working hard to conclude the negotiations to expand the product coverage of the WTO’s Information Technology Agreement (ITA). The ITA remains one of the most commercially important WTO trade agreements – by eliminating tariffs on a broad range of ICT products, the ITA lowers the cost and improves access to these products, which are vital to the economic competitiveness of all economies around the world.
The Telecommunications Industry Association was in Geneva last week along with AdvaMed, the Consumer Electronics Association, the Entertainment Software Association, the Information Technology Industry Council, the Liquid Crystal Polymer Coalition, the Motion Picture Association of America, and the Semiconductor Industry Association. This coalition of high-tech companies represents a broad spectrum of manufacturers and service providers in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector.