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New TIA Smart Building Assessment Criteria Can Support Cities Planning Safe Return to Work


Posted on August 18, 2020

Governments and businesses across the country are learning everything they can about what a reintroduction into shared work spaces and common places might look like, especially for densely-occupied city buildings. As part of city and state plans to address the ongoing health-care crisis posed by COVID-19, they should encourage building owners to incorporate TIA’s industry-defined…

TIA Policy Forum: Key Take-aways from Government Officials from the U.S, Germany and Japan


Posted on August 13, 2020

As 5G expands and matures, it will connect the people and technology like never before. Buildings, vehicles, and of course, phones, will connect over a new interoperable global network which will be powered by software and open source technology that will bring new applications and critical services to market. But while 5G is expected to…

My Experience as a TIA Government Affairs Summer Law Clerk


Posted on August 11, 2020

My name is John Bat, and I am a Telecommunications Industry Association’s (TIA) Summer Government Affairs Legal Clerk for 2020. I am a rising third-year law student at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, enrolled in the school’s Law & Technology Institute. I hope to make a career in the telecommunications and…

My TIA Internship Exploring The Intersection of Drones & Telecom


Posted on August 7, 2020

In a time filled with the unknown, I, like others college students, searched for opportunities that will enlighten my workplace knowledge and give me a greater sense of purpose. I have altered the direction of my career path numerous times over three years and will continue to keep the future open to all facets. Currently,…

New IP Proposal to ITU-T Would Give Governments More Control Over the Internet – Here’s Why That is a Problem


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  A new proposal could change the structure of the internet as we know it. That kind of statement might seem hyperbolic, but the steps we take today could reverberate throughout the world in the years to come. In a recent submission to the International Telecommunications Union –Telecommunication Standards Advisory Group (ITU-TSAG) by China Mobile,…

TIA Hosts Second TR-42 Cabling Systems Committee Meeting of 2020


Posted on July 6, 2020

TIA’s CEO Dave Stehlin and TR-42 Leadership hosted an orientation webinar on June 1st to welcome guests and provide an overview of TIA and the TR-42 Committee. The TR-42 June 2020 Virtual Committee Meeting officially launched the week of June 8th with the Opening Plenary Session, which gave previews of the work that would be…

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


Posted on July 2, 2020

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…

TIA Remembers Co-Founder Paul H. Vishny

Andy Kurtzman
By: Andy Kurtzman

Posted on May 11, 2020

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is remembering the life of Paul Vishny and the impact he had on the telecommunications industry.  Paul was a visionary co-founder and General Counsel for TIA who formally incorporated the organization and continued to provide wisdom and guidance to TIA from its first day until his retirement. Paul worked with…

TIA QuEST Forum Announces Training Webinar Series

Ken Koffman
By: Ken Koffman

Posted on April 23, 2020

At TIA, our members and participants are our lifeblood, so when they tell us what they want, we listen. The TIA QuEST Forum sends surveys every year to its industry participants and the most recent survey had one particular theme that was pervasive – the desire for more educational and training content. And, it’s worth…

Assessing Smart Buildings – The Time is Now for a Holistic Approach

Dan Brown
By: Dan Brown

Posted on April 20, 2020

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,…

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

Jacques Fluet
By: Jacques Fluet

Posted on April 3, 2020

With the 5G era now on the horizon, 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…

Our Commitment to Serving Our Members

Dave Stehlin
By: Dave Stehlin

Posted on March 23, 2020

Dear TIA Members, Participants and Partners, In these times of rising concerns and rapid transitions, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. While we should all certainly be careful and conservative so we remain healthy, we also know that we must continue to build a better communications infrastructure which doesn’t just happen, it…