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As the ICT market remains immersed in a period of rapid transformation, TIA works diligently to stay ahead of the change.

TIA’s Technology vertical brings together member companies and other stakeholders across a variety of industries impacted by communications technologies. TIA has five technology-based communities of interest that convene to solve unique challenges, shape solutions and provide strategic guidance to enable next-generation products and services across markets. They include:

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Smart Buildings

A smart building is a facility with advanced automation and integration to monitor and optimize facility operations and maintenance.

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Edge Data Centers

Bringing together carriers, data center owners, equipment and cabling suppliers, consultants, auditing firms, and others, to establish standards and best practices for the mass scale operation of edge data centers.

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NFV/Central Office (CO) to Data Center (DC) Transition

Central offices are carving out space for data center capabilities and an industry defined standard is necessary.

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Network Service Assurance – Service Performance Reliability

TIA’s Service Performance Reliability community of network operators, equipment vendors and service assurance companies focuses on creating the measurements methodology to measure and report Service Performance Reliability across the key elements of the next generation of networks.

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Device Assurance

Network requirements for embedded devices means increased connectivity and confidential data storage and transmission.


TIA’s Technology Community fosters and advances their work through collaborations with several organizations with similar missions.

Affiliated Groups

TIA's Fiber Optics Technology Consortium
Formed in 1993, TIA’s Fiber Optics Technology Consortium (FOTC), convenes fiber manufacturers, cablers and electronics manufacturers and serves as a resource for users and network designers who seek reliable and current information about the deployment of fiber in enterprise networks.

The FOTC discusses tacking industry issues to help grow the market for fiber optic solutions. It allows companies to have a greater voice in the industry and to aide in influencing the development of fiber optic standards along with the acceptance of architectures.

FOTC participation is open to all members in good standing of TIA. In addition, companies who are not TIA members can participate as Affiliate members.

oneM2M is the leading global standardization body for machine-to-machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT). It was established through an alliance of standards organizations to develop a single horizontal platform for the exchange and sharing of data among all applications.

The purpose and goal of oneM2M is to develop technical specifications which address the need for a common M2M Service Layer that can be readily embedded within various hardware and software, and relied upon to connect the myriad of devices in the field with M2M application servers worldwide.

TIA is a founding member and Partner Type 1, providing strategic direction to oneM2M and can admit its members to become members of oneM2M.