TIA Applauds Signing of Secure and Trusted Communications Network Act

Bipartisan legislation is an important step forward in American efforts to ensure 5G network security

Arlington, VA (March 12, 2020) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today applauded the signing of the Secure Trusted Telecommunications Network Act.

David Stehlin, TIA’s Chief Executive Officer, issued the following statement:

“As 5G deployment continues to advance, ensuring trusted and secure communications networks is critical for our economic and national security. The Secure and Trusted Communications Network Act is an important step forward in the United States’ efforts to safeguard the integrity of our communications networks by supporting efforts to replace at-risk equipment with equipment from trusted suppliers. TIA applauds President Trump for taking swift action to sign this important bill into law, and we look forward to continuing to be a resource for Congress, the Administration, and all policymakers on this critical issue.

“As the trusted industry association for the connected world, TIA welcomed the opportunity to be a resource to Congress during the development of this legislation, and we are pleased to see it signed into law. TIA will continue spearheading efforts to secure global ICT supply chains by establishing industry-driven standards, measurements, and benchmarking to ensure the integrity of 5G networks.”


Dan Brown, Director of Marketing and Communications; dbrown@tiaonline.org

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents more than 400 global companies that enable high-speed communications networks and accelerate next-generation ICT innovation. Through leadership in U.S. and international advocacy, technology programs and standards development, and business performance solutions, TIA and its members are accelerating global connectivity across every industry and market. TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). For more information, visit TIAonline.org.