25 Years of P25
25 years of P25 standards – creating the foundation for interoperable, digital, two-way wireless communications – is upon us, and interoperability for emergency responders has come a long way. So how far has the P25 set of standards evolved since its inception and what is the future of P25 while a national network is underway…
5 ICT Standards to Keep Your Eye On
As we move towards an interoperable global network, ICT standards become more integral to the success of industry stakeholders.
55 Years of Steel Antenna Towers
This year TIA is celebrating the 55th anniversary of the country’s first standard that provides guidance in the design of communications towers. John Erichsen, Principal Structural Engineer at EET and Chair of TIA’s TR-14 engineering committee tells TIA NOW that the ANSI/TIA-222 standard for “Structural Steel Standards for Steel Antenna Towers and Supporting Structures” has…
As The Network Turns: Telecom Trends That Defined 2017
What were some of the significant industry movements in 2017? What did we learn and how can we use that knowledge? Will legislation speed or slow the move toward 5G? And what trends should we look for next year? Industry analysts weigh in with their predictions on this edition of TIA NOW.
ASSE AND TIA Announce Effort to Raise Awareness Around Important New Communication Tower Standards
Arlington, Va. (September 15, 2016) -The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) are launching a joint effort to raise awareness of new standards that are important for all workers and companies that install, alter or maintain communication towers. The new American National Standard Institute (ANSI) approved standard, ANSI/TIA-322, Loading…
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Cable Ready: New Leadership for TR-42
The TR-42 engineering committee of TIA develops and maintains voluntary standards for cabling infrastructure in user-owned buildings. That committee recently elected new leadership, including Henry Franc, Technology Solutions Architect at Belden, TR-42’s new vice chair. He joins TIA NOW to discuss what’s next for the TR-42 committee.
Cabling Installation and Maintenance Magazine Talks Structured Cabling
Patrick McLaughlin, Chief Editor of Cabling Installation and Maintenance Magazine, tells TIA NOW about the contributions to cabling standards like TR-42.
Cabling Systems Standards
TR-42, TIA’s Engineering Committee for Cabling Systems Standards remains active as Herb Congdon, Associate VP of Standards and Technology Development at TIA, tells us what to look forward to.
TIA’s Standards division convenes communities of interest around nine engineering committees and is the administrator for a number of U.S. Technical Advisory Groups. These communities conduct the writing and maintenance of voluntary, industry-driven, consensus-based standards and specifications for the ICT industry. More than 1,000 individuals – representing network equipment manufacturers, service providers, government entities, and…
Communications Towers: New Standards Coming Soon
Two separate standards have been developed to provide greater clarity to all vested stakeholders in construction planning and implementation for communications towers. TIA’s Vice President of Technology and Standards Stephanie Montgomery explains the importance of the two standards and why industry and the general public should be interested.
Fuel Cells: Clean Power for Cell Towers
Carl Rivkin, Manager of Safety Codes and Standards at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), spoke with TIA NOW about how fuel cells act as reliable back-up power for cell towers. Rivkin focused on the environmental, safety and connectivity benefits of fuel cell technologies.