5G: Incremental Change or the Next Revolution

One of the great things about my job as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at TIA is getting to work with some the top technology leaders in the telecommunications industry.

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

With the 5G era now underway, 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 in areas…

Americas Spectrum Management Conference: Industry Standards are Critical to Securing 5G

The transition to 5G can’t be done without industry standards that protect the whole ICT supply chain, FCC Commissioner Jeffrey Starks said at a Americas Spectrum Management Conference panel on October 12. Prompted by a question from Telecommunications Industry Association CEO David Stehlin, Starks said that on too many occasions security has been an afterthought.…

An Open Letter to TIA Members and Participants from CEO, Dave Stehlin

Dear TIA Members and Participants, Happy New Year and on behalf of TIA, we all hope that 2021 will bring each of you success and safety! 2020 was quite a year for all of us, and here at TIA, we were extremely busy. Our many accomplishments included: Making clear our intent to become the trusted…

As the Pace of Innovation Accelerates, Technology Standards are at the Forefront of Connected Societies

The technology landscape is constantly evolving as high-tech is developed, old technologies improved, and new policies introduced. As the world races toward a 5G future, technology standards have become more important than ever before. Standards—both new and existing—will be vital to the development and adoption of tomorrow’s technologies.

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,…

Blockchain for ICT Supply Chain Security Part 3: Securing The National Wireless Infrastructure

By Kevin L. Jackson, SVP, Total Network Services Corporation This is Part 3 of a 3 Part Series on the Enhanced Mobile Equipment Identifier (E-MEID) and how it can be used to improve ICT Supply Chain Security. The E-MEID is a tokenized MEID that creates a globally unique, auditable, and verifiable data repository for any…

Blockchain for ICT Supply Chain Security: Part 1 – The Enhanced MEID (E-MEID)

By Kevin L. Jackson, SVP, Total Network Services Corporation This is Part 1 of a 3 Part Series on the Enhanced Mobile Equipment Identifier (E-MEID) and how it can be used to improve ICT Supply Chain Security. The E-MEID is a tokenized MEID that creates a globally unique, auditable, and verifiable data repository for any…

Blockchain for ICT Supply Chain Security: Part 2 – IoT and NFT Management Use Cases

By Kevin L. Jackson, SVP, Total Network Services Corporation This is Part 2 of a 3 Part Series on the Enhanced Mobile Equipment Identifier (E-MEID) and how it can be used to improve ICT Supply Chain Security. The E-MEID is a tokenized MEID that creates a globally unique, auditable, and verifiable data repository for any…

Closing the Homework Gap: How to Turn the E-Rate Program into a Game-Changer

As we approach the 1-year anniversary of the Covid-19 pandemic reaching a global proportion, it’s important to note that while many of us in the United States were largely able to adapt to living, learning, working and, of course, streaming from home, there were an estimated 12 million children without reliable and affordable connectivity. Those…

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Data Centers: Foundational to Innovation Now and In the Future

In celebration of International Data Center Day, TIA is exploring innovations enabled by data centers and taking a look at what’s in store for the future, as data centers continue to evolve to support low latency networking applications and 5G services. Data centers have served as foundational elements of computing systems since the 1940s, when…

Day 1 Recap: TIA Global Conference and Member Meeting

TIA’s 2021 Global Conference and Member Meeting now has Day 1 in the books after a half day of substantive sessions and discussions with industry and government leaders. The sessions kicked off at 9:30am ET with opening remarks from TIA CEO Dave Stehlin and TIA Board Chair and Fujitsu Network Communications President and CEO, Doug…