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TIA Hosts Second TR-42 Cabling Systems Committee Meeting of 2020


Posted on 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…

Do You Have a Wireless Plan? A Strategic Question for Enterprises and Cities


Posted on July 2, 2020

This guest post is sponsored by T-Mobile. We are pleased to have T-Mobile as one of our Founding Sponsors for TIA’s Smart Buildings Program. Guest Post by Luke Lucas Senior Manager, National 5G SMART and In-Building Coverage T-Mobile Over the past few months, I’ve received messages from many building owners concerned about how poor connectivity…

TIA Remembers Co-Founder Paul H. Vishny

Andy Kurtzman
By: Andy Kurtzman

Posted on May 11, 2020

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is remembering the life of Paul Vishny and the impact he had on the telecommunications industry.  Paul was a visionary co-founder and General Counsel for TIA who formally incorporated the organization and continued to provide wisdom and guidance to TIA from its first day until his retirement. Paul worked with…

TIA QuEST Forum Announces Training Webinar Series

Ken Koffman
By: Ken Koffman

Posted on April 23, 2020

At TIA, our members and participants are our lifeblood, so when they tell us what they want, we listen. The TIA QuEST Forum sends surveys every year to its industry participants and the most recent survey had one particular theme that was pervasive – the desire for more educational and training content. And, it’s worth…

Assessing Smart Buildings – The Time is Now for a Holistic Approach

Dan Brown
By: Dan Brown

Posted on April 20, 2020

There’s no denying the growing demand for smarter buildings – regardless of building type or industry vertical. According to reports from CABA, Navigant Research and Markets and Markets, the commercial smart building market is expected to grow from $35 billion in 2018 to $70 billion by 2023. The question becomes: How do building owners, REITs,…

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.