TIA QuEST Forum Trusted Network Summit 2022

The TIA QuEST Forum Trusted Network Summit has wrapped up and given the industry and government attendees some insightful discussions and remarks on the big challenges and opportunities that ICT organizations are facing in the areas of quality and security. With technology, business and government expert speakers on hand, a variety of perspectives were shared…

Five Reasons to Attend TIA QuEST Forum Trusted Network Summit 2022

As 2022 comes to an end, TIA QuEST Forum is holding its annual event virtually with a little more than half a day of anticipated sessions that include influential keynote speakers and expert panel discussions; all focused on the critical topics of Quality and Security for the Information Communications Technology (ICT) industry. TIA QuEST Forum…

A Private Wireless Network Solution for Wells Fargo Center

  Comcast Business recently built a private wireless network for the new Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia in partnership with Nokia, to power advanced solutions that enhance both operational efficiencies and the fan experience. Comcast Business designed the network to support creative HD video presentations that deepen fan engagement with the Philadelphia Flyers, the professional…

The Importance of Correct Design and Management for Data Center Fire Safety Systems

By: Barry Elliott, Director, Capitoline CEng MIET MCIBSE MBA BSc(Hons) DCE ATD   The ANSI/TIA-942-B-2017 Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers, recognizes the need for an adequate fire detection and suppression strategy in a functional data center. It calls for: Fire resistant walls and other structures, up to four hours in some cases Meet NFPA 75 or…

TIA Standards Committees Resume In-Person Meetings

It has been a long time coming. Too long if you ask many TIA standards committee participants and leaders. Following a rapid shift to all virtual committee work in response to Covid-19 restrictions and precautions, TIA’s TR-14 Committee and TR-42 Committee were excited to reconvene in person in St. Petersburg, FL for important work on…

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: SCS 9001 Helps Organizations Take on New Cyber Rules and Regulations

With Cybersecurity Awareness Month now underway, we want to pause to acknowledge the new era that has quickly come upon us in which governments and regulators around the world are growing more prescriptive in their cyber security requirements for organizations, especially when it comes to critical network infrastructure. In order to counter rising threats from…

TIA QuEST Forum Updates Q3 – 2022

Registration is OPEN for TIA QuEST Forums Trusted Network Summit 2022!  CLICK HERE to view the agenda and register for free! QuEST Forum is excited to welcome new members Celestica, EOR Security, Spectra Services and Omnex. We would also like to extend our congratulations the following companies that received first-time TL 9000 certifications so far…

TIA Government Affairs Update Q3 – 2022

TIA Government Affairs team has been very active over the past few months advocating for standards development. Citing TIA comments and advocacy, the Bureau of Industry and Security released a rule expanding the ability of U.S. companies to participate in global standards development. Provisions drafted in part by TIA supporting U.S. standards development were also…

TIA Standards Updates Q3 – 2022

TIA Standards Engineering Committee Activities: TIA’s TR engineering committees have been hard at work with ongoing standards development meetings and leadership elections. TR-14 Structural Standards for Communication and Small Wind Turbine Support Structures Committee TR-14 will hold their upcoming in-person in St. Petersburg, FL on October 5-6, 2022. They will also hold their TR-14 leadership…

TIA Technology Programs Update Q3 – 2022

Data Center Program We are pleased to welcome new participants Technavious Solutions, Nyveld Networks and Environmental Systems Design. On August 30, we held a Spanish-language webinar on TIA-942 El Standard de Centros de Datos y Como Certificarse with 468 registrations and 195 live attendees. The webinar can be viewed HERE on demand. Upcoming events include…

Does the data center BMS/DCIM need its own dedicated UPS?

By: Barry Elliott, Director, Capitoline CEng MIET MCIBSE MBA BSc(Hons) DCE ATD   Should a data centre Building Management System (BMS) or Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) be powered by the same system that it is monitoring? Most data centre BMS systems are powered by one of the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) sets used for the Information…

What is ICT Lifecycle Management?

With the establishment of TIA’s TR-60 ICT Lifecycle Management Committee and standards development efforts underway, some in the industry may be wondering what exactly ICT Lifecycle Management is and why we need a standard. Let’s take a closer look. The Concept Applies Before we can explain ICT Lifecycle Management, it makes sense to first explain…