TR-14 Fall 2020 Virtual Committee Meeting Highlights

November 18, 2020
TR-14

TIA’s TR-14 Engineering Committee for Structural Standards for Communication and Small Wind Turbine Support Structures held their first Virtual Committee Meeting for 2020 on September 23, 2020 and eleven Ad Hoc Task Group meetings the previous week. TR-14 Chair, Bryan Lanier (American Tower Corp.) opened the meeting and gave a brief overview of the agenda…

TR-42 October 2020 Virtual Committee Meeting Highlights

November 5, 2020

TIA’s TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee held their third and final committee meeting for 2020 the week of October 5 – 9, 2020. During the Opening Plenary, which took place on Monday, October 5th, TR-42 Chair, Greg Sandels, spoke of the committee’s migration to TIA Connect, upcoming elections for odd numbered subcommittees in February…

Americas Spectrum Management Conference: Industry Standards are Critical to Securing 5G

October 21, 2020

The transition to 5G can’t be done without industry standards that protect the whole ICT supply chain, FCC Commissioner Jeffrey Starks said at a Americas Spectrum Management Conference panel on October 12. Prompted by a question from Telecommunications Industry Association CEO David Stehlin, Starks said that on too many occasions security has been an afterthought.…

World Standards Day 2020

October 14, 2020
Global Standards

Every year on October 14, members of the IEC, ISO, ITU and other standards organizations celebrate global standards as a way of honoring and paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of over 20,000 contributors worldwide from various industries, government and academia who come together to develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as consensus-based…

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

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

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

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

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

August 7, 2020

  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

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…