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,…

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…

Do You Have a Wireless Plan? A Strategic Question for Enterprises and Cities

This guest post is sponsored by T-Mobile. We are pleased to have T-Mobile as one of our Founding Sponsors for TIA’s Smart Buildings Program. Guest Post by Luke Lucas Senior Manager, National 5G SMART and In-Building Coverage T-Mobile Over the past few months, I’ve received messages from many building owners concerned about how poor connectivity…

Don’t dumb down smart tech

In taking the first step towards overturning his predecessors’ net neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai got what he expected — lots of complaints.

Finding a Path for Bipartisan Net Neutrality Legislation

TIA has long supported principles that ISPs not block or throttle content, along with providing customers with transparency. We support enabling the free flow of information and commerce that drives our economy. We also support policies that encourage an innovation-friendly environment for entrepreneurs and engineers and that generate high-paying jobs.

Five Key Principles for a National Spectrum Strategy

TIA supports a new national strategy that encompasses federal, state & local, commercial, and private users of spectrum. It should also account for the manufacturers of communications technologies and platforms that support those users.

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…