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TR-42.5 Infrastructure Terms – February 2021


Friday, February 5, 2021
8:00 am - 9:00 am - CDT
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Organization:   TIA TR-42.5 Subcommittee on Telecommunications Infrastructure Terms and Symbols

Chair:                 Ron Tellas – Belden, (219) 218-5699

Vice Chair:        Diane Forbes – NIS, (503) 246-8585

Date:                   Friday, February 5, 2021, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM (Central Time)

Location:           Virtual GoToWebinar



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  • Administration
    • Call to order
    • Attendance (introductions, electronic roster, quorum call

Meeting Code TBD

  • Agenda review and approval
  • Intellectual property rights (early disclosure policy)

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1.5       Distribution of documents and contributions

The following documents were distributed prior to the meeting on the TR-42.5 FTP site:

Document Title Company Contributor
TR425-2021-02-02 Meeting Agenda February 2021 Belden Tellas
TR425-2021-02-01 Working Dictionary Belden Tellas
  • Meeting report review and approval


  • Old business
  • New business
    • Elections
  • Next Subcommittee meeting.

The next Subcommittee meeting will be TBD

  • Adjournment


All TIA non-members can access contributions and other meeting documents before the meeting by accessing the following TR-42.5 Standalone Library: https://connect.tiaonline.org/communities/community-home/librarydocuments?LibraryKey=3EAA9087-C7B2-4503-9DFB-C3787088B28D


TR-42.5 members/participants are instructed to download contributions and other meeting documents from TIA Connect (connect.tiaonline.org) before the meeting.

To access the meeting’s contributions, please follow the directions below:

  • Go to tiaonline.org
  • Enter your Username (your email address in the TIA database)
  • Enter your Password
  • Click “LOGIN”
  • Click the “Communities” tab and then select “All My Communities
  • Scroll down the page and select “TR-42.5 Telecommunications Infrastructure Terms and Symbols
  • Click on “Documents” and then select the “2021-02 Virtual” folder


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Questions and comments on this meeting report should be submitted in writing to:

Ron Tellas, Chair 42.5 ronald.tellas@belden.com
Diane Forbes, Vice Chair 42.5 Diane.Forbes@NIS.consulting