Press Releases

UL and TIA Announce SPIRE™ Smart Building Verifications Now Available

Northbrook, Ill. and Arlington, Va., Nov. 2, 2021 – UL, the global safety science leader, and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the trusted industry association for the connected world, today launched the SPIRE™ Smart Building Verified Assessment. SPIRE is a comprehensive evaluation for smart buildings that provides an overall UL Verified SPIRE Smart Building Rating, as…

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TIA Looks Forward to Working with New FCC and NTIA Leaders on Critical ICT Issues

Arlington, VA (October 26, 2021) – The Telecommunications Industry Association—the trusted industry association for the connected world—today released a statement about President Joe Biden’s leadership nominations for Jessica Rosenworcel as Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Alan Davidson as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, and Gigi Sohn as an FCC commissioner.   TIA CEO…

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TIA Broadens Reach with New Members from Adjacent Industries

Arlington, VA (October 19, 2021) – The Telecommunications Industry Association—the trusted industry association for the connected world—has welcomed over 15 new members in 2021, including several companies outside of the traditional telecommunications sector. In the past few months, new members from other industries include: JK Moving Services, Arup, Concert Technologies, Maser Consulting, and Barnes and Thornburg, LLP,…

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Recent Blogs

SPE and Smart Buildings: A Smart Pairing

By TIA Staff | November 30, 2021 | Comments Off on 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 TIA Staff | November 8, 2021 | Comments Off on 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…

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

By TIA Staff | October 28, 2021 | Comments Off on 3 Reasons Global ICT Supply Chains Support Stronger American Jobs and Economy
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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…

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