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Drones in Telecom: Tower Operations to Benefit from Standardizing Emerging Tech


Posted on August 2, 2021

By: Sam McGuire (5×5 Technologies) and Robert McCoy (Crown Castle) Since its inception in 2018, the goal of the TIA Drones Ad Hoc Subcommittee (under TIA’s TR-14 Engineering Committee) has been to understand the needs of the tower industry and help usher in the next generation of field services and data analytics via unmanned aerial…

TIA Industry Transformation Study: A Results Preview


Posted on July 26, 2021

The TIA Industry Transformation Study gathered insight from business leaders at TIA member companies who were asked to compare their business priorities for three specific time periods: the year before Covid-19 (2019); the time of the pandemic (2020/21); and the expectations for post-pandemic (2022 and beyond). The questions asked business leaders to compare the biggest…

Software Identification & Traceability: Essential to Securing the ICT Supply Chain


Posted on July 20, 2021

By Carlos C. Solari, VP of Product Development at SecureG Software identification and traceability (SWID&T) is essential to securing the information communications technology (ICT) supply chain, especially considering the central role software assets play in today’s ICT networks and virtually everything we do. As such, SWID&T controls are key part of SCS 9001, the upcoming…

Zero Trust for Supply Chain: A Critical Aspect of the SCS 9001 Architecture


Posted on July 1, 2021

By Dave Sanicola, President of The DESARA Group, TIA Supply Chain Security Work Group Lead The rise of cyberattacks by sophisticated criminals and foreign adversaries threaten to endanger national security, disrupt business continuity, and devastate consumer confidence—all with vast economic consequences. Recent ransomware attacks on the Colonial Pipeline and meat processing giant JBS have significantly…

Day 2 TIA Global Conference and Member Meeting: Security, Technology, Smart Buildings, Networks of the Future and more

By: Dan Brown

Posted on June 25, 2021

Day 2 of the TIA 2021 Global Conference and Member Meeting was packed with insights and discussions around a range of highly relevant ICT and telecommunications topics. Guest speakers talked about everything from supply chain security, global standards and intellectual property, and future networks and the technology they will enable. The day kicked off with…

Day 1 Recap: TIA Global Conference and Member Meeting

By: Dan Brown

Posted on June 22, 2021

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…

TIA Industry Survey: New Vulnerabilities of Employees and Businesses


Posted on June 7, 2021

The TIA Industry Transformation Survey is open and we want you to share your challenges and opportunities that come with transformation and adapting business operations during the pandemic.  Our TIA industry survey is showing that Covid-19 has shifted our focus to employees like never before. In 2019, before Covid, most companies’ focus was firmly on the customer.…

Top 5 Reasons to Attend TIA’s 2021 Global Conference and Member Meeting


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TIA is hosting its Global Conference and Member Meeting on June 22nd and 23rd. The all-virtual event will consist of various sessions over the course of 2 half days. The event will feature an all-star lineup of global business, technology and government leaders who will engage in honest discussions about the various challenges and opportunities…

TIA Industry Survey: Impact of Covid-19 on Global ICT Supply Chains


Posted on June 2, 2021

“First, the freight cost of transporting goods from Asia has increased 3-4 times. At the same time, the capacity was greatly reduced. We are now paying VIP prices today, but only to get standard service.” “Then there is silicon availability, where the suppliers reduce their offer by more than 30%, while at the same time…

Join Us for TR-42 Engineering Committee’s 2021 Orientation Session

By: Cheryl Thibideau

Posted on May 28, 2021

Monday, June 7, 2021 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET Link to register is provided at the bottom of this article. TIA’s largest active standards engineering committee, TR-42, will be hosting its annual Orientation Session on June 7th from 1pm to 3pm EST. This is a critical session for new participants and anyone looking to…

TR-14 March 2021 Virtual Committee Meeting Highlights

By: Cheryl Thibideau

Posted on May 5, 2021

TIA’s TR-14 Engineering Committee for Structural Standards for Communication and Small Wind Turbine Support Structures held their first Virtual Committee Meeting for 2021 on March 25, 2021. Here are some highlights from that meeting: TIA CEO, Dave Stehlin, gave a TIA Update focusing on Standards Development, Technology Enablement Programs, Government Programs, and the QuEST Forum…

Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth – Emerging technologies and innovative thinking


Posted on April 21, 2021

Since 1970, Earth Day has been recognized and celebrated by people and organizations around the world and it is also a day that means something unique and different to almost everyone. For TIA and the information communications technology (ICT) industry, Earth Day is an opportune time to reflect on how we work to improve sustainability…