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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…

The Industry Must Take the Lead on ICT Supply Chain Security

Dave Stehlin
By: Dave Stehlin

Posted on March 9, 2020

As we implement 5G networks and leverage more devices and data availability to power the global economy, we must ensure that the critical telecommunications network infrastructure behind the new 5G networks is secure. New applications ranging from autonomous vehicles, robotics and machine learning, to fully automated smart buildings, and augmented and virtual reality – the…

TIA Hosts First Cabling Systems Committee Meeting of 2020 and Welcomes New Leaders


Posted on February 18, 2020

TIA’s TR-42 Committee met the week of January 27th to elect officers and plan out work for the year ahead. We had a productive week in New Orleans hearing from our members and partners and shaping the committee’s leadership and goals for 2020. The meetings were filled with substantive presentations, liaison reports, and discussions during…

Heading into 2020 and Beyond

Dave Stehlin
By: Dave Stehlin

Posted on January 16, 2020

2020, a new year, a new decade, tremendous new opportunities…and risks. TIA is at the forefront of leading advances in new areas like smart buildings and critical 5G enablement programs like edge data centers.  At the same time, our global telecommunications infrastructure and ICT supply chain are at a growing risk to cyberattacks that threaten…

INSIGHT: Telecom Industry Must Develop Trustworthy 5G Equipment Supply Chains

Clarence Reynolds
By: Clarence Reynolds

Posted on November 4, 2019

The telecom industry must do all it can to safeguard the nation’s telecommunications systems in light of coming 5G changes and pending federal rules, David Stehlin, CEO of the Telecommunications Industry Association says. Industry has an opportunity to address supply chain security through industry-driven standards and programs. I may be new to Washington, but I…

TIA Joins Group to Help Bring Global Security Guidelines to IoT Devices

Colin Andrews
By: Colin Andrews

Posted on September 17, 2019

TIA is proud to be a part of the C2 Consensus to advance IoT security through collaboration with global ICT companies and technical experts.

Update from TIA’s Cabling Standards Committee: Network security standard is advancing in international adoption process

David Bain
By: David Bain

Posted on July 29, 2019

TIA’s ANSI/TIA 5017 standard, which specifies requirements for analyzing security levels and develops an individualized security framework for telecommunications infrastructures is now officially under consideration to become an international standard.

How to Use TL 9000 To Improve Your Supply Chain: Recapping TIA’s Business Performance Community Webinar Series

Ken Koffman
By: Ken Koffman

Posted on June 26, 2019

Supply chain mangers are learning that the requirements from TL 9000’s standard can improve product quality and assure a better customer experience.  TIA’s Business Performance Community just finished a four-part webinar series in partnership with experts from Fujitsu, National Quality Assurance, Cisco Systems, and AT&T, that covered how companies can use the TL 9000 Quality Management System to decrease risk in their supply chains and featured testimonials from organizations who have successfully used TL 9000 to improve their supply chains.

Keeping Structures Connected: Updated Standards for Telecom Cabling Including Popular New Field Terminatable Plugs

David Bain
By: David Bain

Posted on June 5, 2019

Companies involved in testing field terminatable plugs will benefit from reviewing the summary of the methods defined in the latest ANSI/TIA-568.2-D standard

TIA Communications Tower Standard Celebrates 60 Years

David Bain
By: David Bain

Posted on April 29, 2019

TIA is proud to celebrate the 60th anniversary of providing guidance in the structural design and fabrication of communications towers with our engineering standard ANSI/TIA-222, Structural Steel Standards for Steel Antenna Towers and Supporting Structures.

TIA Hosts Tower Climbing Facilities Working Group to Talk about Safety and Care

Andy Kurtzman
By: Andy Kurtzman

Posted on April 26, 2019

TIA and its Foundation are pleased to support communication and education for the Climbing Facilities industry uplifting the current standards as published.