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TIA Remembers Co-Founder Paul H. Vishny

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is remembering the life of Paul Vishny and the impact he had on the telecommunications industry.  Paul was a visionary co-founder and General Counsel for TIA who formally incorporated the organization and continued to provide wisdom and guidance to TIA from its first day until his retirement. Paul worked with…

TIA QuEST Forum Announces Training Webinar Series

At TIA, our members and participants are our lifeblood, so when they tell us what they want, we listen. The TIA QuEST Forum sends surveys every year to its industry participants and the most recent survey had one particular theme that was pervasive – the desire for more educational and training content. And, it’s worth…

Assessing Smart Buildings – The Time is Now for a Holistic Approach

There’s no denying the growing demand for smarter buildings – regardless of building type or industry vertical. According to reports from CABA, Navigant Research and Markets and Markets, the commercial smart building market is expected to grow from $35 billion in 2018 to $70 billion by 2023. The question becomes: How do building owners, REITs,…

A Future at the Edge: TIA’s New Data Center Briefing Papers

With the 5G era now on the horizon, and the promising host of new technologies and applications it will enable, the world set to generate an unprecedented amount of data that will require rethinking the way our telecommunications and network infrastructure is deployed and managed going forward. Edge Data Centers (EDC) put information and computing…

Our Commitment to Serving Our Members

Dear TIA Members, Participants and Partners, In these times of rising concerns and rapid transitions, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. While we should all certainly be careful and conservative so we remain healthy, we also know that we must continue to build a better communications infrastructure which doesn’t just happen, it…

The Industry Must Take the Lead on ICT Supply Chain Security

As we implement 5G networks and leverage more devices and data availability to power the global economy, we must ensure that the critical telecommunications network infrastructure behind the new 5G networks is secure. New applications ranging from autonomous vehicles, robotics and machine learning, to fully automated smart buildings, and augmented and virtual reality – the…

TIA Hosts First Cabling Systems Committee Meeting of 2020 and Welcomes New Leaders

TIA’s TR-42 Committee met the week of January 27th to elect officers and plan out work for the year ahead. We had a productive week in New Orleans hearing from our members and partners and shaping the committee’s leadership and goals for 2020. The meetings were filled with substantive presentations, liaison reports, and discussions during…

Heading into 2020 and Beyond

2020, a new year, a new decade, tremendous new opportunities…and risks. TIA is at the forefront of leading advances in new areas like smart buildings and critical 5G enablement programs like edge data centers.  At the same time, our global telecommunications infrastructure and ICT supply chain are at a growing risk to cyberattacks that threaten…

INSIGHT: Telecom Industry Must Develop Trustworthy 5G Equipment Supply Chains

The telecom industry must do all it can to safeguard the nation’s telecommunications systems in light of coming 5G changes and pending federal rules, David Stehlin, CEO of the Telecommunications Industry Association says. Industry has an opportunity to address supply chain security through industry-driven standards and programs. I may be new to Washington, but I…

TIA Joins Group to Help Bring Global Security Guidelines to IoT Devices

TIA is proud to be a part of the C2 Consensus to advance IoT security through collaboration with global ICT companies and technical experts.

Update from TIA’s Cabling Standards Committee: Network security standard is advancing in international adoption process

TIA’s ANSI/TIA 5017 standard, which specifies requirements for analyzing security levels and develops an individualized security framework for telecommunications infrastructures is now officially under consideration to become an international standard.

How to Use TL 9000 To Improve Your Supply Chain: Recapping TIA’s Business Performance Community Webinar Series

Supply chain mangers are learning that the requirements from TL 9000’s standard can improve product quality and assure a better customer experience.  TIA’s Business Performance Community just finished a four-part webinar series in partnership with experts from Fujitsu, National Quality Assurance, Cisco Systems, and AT&T, that covered how companies can use the TL 9000 Quality Management System to decrease risk in their supply chains and featured testimonials from organizations who have successfully used TL 9000 to improve their supply chains.