TIA Technology Programs Update – June 2022

Data Center Program We’re pleased to welcome Instor as a new Data Center Program participant! Instore is an industry leader in data center design, structured cabling, power infrastructure, and specialized containment and cooling solutions. We’d also like to extend our appreciation to TIA Data Center Program Sponsor Capitoline. In Q2, TIA published a new Addendum,…

The Foundation to go from Brownfield to Smart Starts with a LoRaWAN® Solution

The following guest blog was written by: Bryan Witkowski, Co-founder of MachineQ, an enterprise IoT company within Comcast.   The appeal of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for building and property owners/managers is the promise of what they can deliver—from the ability to reduce operating expenses to creating a unique experience for any person who…

Buy America, Broadband Infrastructure, and Cookies

By Patrick Lozada, Global Policy Director, TIA   The big infrastructure bill known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was signed into law by President Biden in November of last year. Buried in the more than 1,000 page bill is a complex provision on the sourcing of products and it puts the success…

The Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program: Congress Cannot Leave America’s Rural Providers Behind

By Colin Andrews, Sr. Director of Government Affairs, TIA   TIA has long maintained that to have a quality network, trust must be built into it, all the way down to the component and sub-component levels. Trust cannot be added on or wrapped around a product or solution. This philosophy stems from years of expertise…

To Win 6G, America Needs a Tax Code That Supports R&D

By Melissa Newman, VP of Government Affairs, TIA   At TIA, we want the United States to lead the next generation of telecommunications technologies. However, short-sighted tax policies that are out of step with the way the rest of the world taxes private R&D spending are leaving our country at a significant disadvantage compared to…

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International Data Center Day 2022

By Jacques Fluet, Data Center Program Director, TIA   TIA recently released the Edge Data Center Addendum to the ANSI/TIA-942-B data center infrastructure standard. The Addendum defines requirements for newer “edge” or “micro” data centers, which often come in prefabricated enclosures that are significantly smaller than the more traditional sprawling warehouses. The TIA-942-B-1 addendum is…

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How SCS 9001 Operationalizes the Prague Proposals

By Mike Regan, Vice President of Business Performance, TIA Various trade and standards organizations as well as government agencies from around the world have been developing recommendations to help the global response to rising threats to cybersecurity. For example, the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS) developed their Criteria for Security and Trust in Telecommunications…

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Three-Factor Risk Assessment: An Example of SCS 9001 Measurable and Verifiable Criteria

By Bob Bretall, Lead Consultant, Information Security/Business Continuity, the DESARA Group, Inc.   The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is leading the way on ICT supply chain security with the release of the global SCS 9001 standard that specifies verifiable and measurable criteria and uses a process-based quality management system (QMS) to bolster quality and transparency…

Fierce Digital Divide Summit: TIA Fireside Chat with NTIA

Earlier this week at the Fierce Telecom Digital Divide Summit, TIA’s vice president of government affairs, Melissa Newman, connected with Russell Hanser, Director of Communications Policy Initiatives at NTIA, for a virtual fireside chat to discuss how the Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 will help NTIA address the digital divide across the US. The…

SPE and Smart Buildings: A Smart Pairing

By Mike Vermeer, Engineering Strategy Manager, Panduit   The interconnectedness of our digital world is fascinating and requires constant evaluation to ensure buildings have the right tools and technology to match the evolving times. At Panduit, we have invested 6 years of development resources into Single Pair Ethernet, or SPE, standards. As the technology garners…

Four Things to Know About Smart Building Systems Integration

By Bill Moten, Leading Edge Design Group The built environment’s complexity is increasing exponentially as evolving occupant demands continue to leave building owners and operators scrambling. At the same time, organizations require support for sustainability goals and cost-cutting initiatives. Smart, connected building systems are now entering the market at high velocity, widening the gap between…

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3 Reasons Global ICT Supply Chains Support Stronger American Jobs and Economy

By Patrick Lozada, Global Policy Director, TIA   Recently, the Biden Administration proposed amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulations’ Buy American Act requirements to “increase U.S. content in the products the federal government buys and support the domestic production of products critical to our national and economic security.” While well-intentioned, these proposed changes risk unintended…