TIA Celebrates World Standards Day 2021

October 14, 2021

A shared vision for a better world: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which project to address social imbalances, develop a sustainable economy, and slow the rate of climate change, are highly ambitious. To reach them will require the cooperation of many public and private partners, and the use of all available tools, including international standards…

TIA Joins CSRIC for 8th Council to Work on Network Security

September 14, 2021

It’s an honor to say I’ll be sitting as the representative for the Telecommunications Industry Association on the FCC’s Communications, Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council during such a pivotal time for our nation’s security. I’ve followed the CSRIC for years and recognize the incredible responsibility of shaping the discussion around security for the ICT community.…

SCS 9001: Why ICT Security Must Go Beyond ISO 27001

September 13, 2021

  The introduction of new technologies and fragmentation of the ICT network supply chain have enabled networks to become more efficient and software driven. While this shift is, in many ways, great for innovation, it also makes the supply chain more complex and vulnerable to threats. The best way to ensure these vast supply chains…

Blockchain for ICT Supply Chain Security Part 3: Securing The National Wireless Infrastructure

September 7, 2021

By Kevin L. Jackson, SVP, Total Network Services Corporation This is Part 3 of a 3 Part Series on the Enhanced Mobile Equipment Identifier (E-MEID) and how it can be used to improve ICT Supply Chain Security. The E-MEID is a tokenized MEID that creates a globally unique, auditable, and verifiable data repository for any…

Blockchain for ICT Supply Chain Security: Part 2 – IoT and NFT Management Use Cases

August 30, 2021

By Kevin L. Jackson, SVP, Total Network Services Corporation This is Part 2 of a 3 Part Series on the Enhanced Mobile Equipment Identifier (E-MEID) and how it can be used to improve ICT Supply Chain Security. The E-MEID is a tokenized MEID that creates a globally unique, auditable, and verifiable data repository for any…

Establishing Trust: Foundational to Securing the ICT Supply Chain

August 25, 2021

By Colin Andrews and Patrick Lozada The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is leading the way on securing the global information communications technology (ICT) supply chain with the development of the global SCS 9001 standard that specifies verifiable and measurable criteria and uses a process-based quality management system to ensure quality and transparency. There are several…

Blockchain for ICT Supply Chain Security: Part 1 – The Enhanced MEID (E-MEID)

August 23, 2021

By Kevin L. Jackson, SVP, Total Network Services Corporation This is Part 1 of a 3 Part Series on the Enhanced Mobile Equipment Identifier (E-MEID) and how it can be used to improve ICT Supply Chain Security. The E-MEID is a tokenized MEID that creates a globally unique, auditable, and verifiable data repository for any…

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

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

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

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…