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Verizon CTO Tony Melone to Keynote TIA 2012: Inside the Network

Verizon CTO Tony MeloneArlington, Va. – Tony Melone, the Chief Technology Officer for Verizon Communications, will deliver a keynote presentation at the TIA 2012: Inside the Network Conference and Exhibition, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) announced today. Verizon, New York-based communications, information and entertainment services provider, owns the most advanced fiber-optic network; operates America's most reliable wireless 4G/LTE and 3G networks; and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries.

TIA 2012: Inside the Network, scheduled for June 5-7 at the Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, is a unique industry event uniting a wide range of technology manufacturers and suppliers that form the foundation of the global communications network experience. The goal of the conference is to promote the growth of the telecommunications network by cultivating innovation and thought leadership. The event focuses on emerging opportunities and challenges in the business and technology of the Network.

"Verizon's approach to technology and innovation is a leading model for integrated communications worldwide," said Grant Seiffert, President of TIA. "From fiber optic networks to digital media delivery to mobile broadband quality, Verizon's technology scope and vision is a subject our entire industry can learn from. We are honored that Tony Melone will once again contribute his knowledge and insight to the membership of TIA and the larger audience of attendees at TIA 2012: Inside the Network this June."

TIA 2012: Inside the Network features multiple educational tracks, including Converged Network Applications and Services, Optical Networking, Cloud Optimization, Green ICT, M2M & Connected Devices, Mobile Backhaul, Multiscreen TV, Security Authentication and Privacy, and more. It also features specialty conferences on topics such as Small Cell Infrastructure, Datacenter Infrastructure Optimization and a Telecom Crash Course; technology demonstrations; and a Connected Home Pavilion (hosted by Parks Associates), positioning this industry event as the leading business and technology exhibition for the converged network community.

Sponsors of TIA 2012: Inside the Network include Alcatel-Lucent (Host Sponsor), AT&T, Cisco, GENBAND, Ericsson, ILS Technology, Infinera, Juniper Networks, McAfee, Panasonic, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, Verizon and Walker and Associates. The event is also supported by key industry groups, including Connected Nation, Connected Texas, DAS Forum, Femto Forum, FTTH, GreenTouch, Metroplex Technology Business Council, Parks Associates, QuEST Forum, Telecom Crash Course and WiFi Alliance.

Join TIA at its annual Member Meeting, Conference and Exhibition, TIA 2012: Inside the Network, June 5-7, 2012 in Dallas. For detailed information about the event visit tia2012.org. To register for press credentials, contact Beth Dozier at +1.202.429.1833 or bethdozier@rational360.com, or Mike Snyder at +1.703.907.7723 or msnyder@tiaonline.org.

About TIA
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents the manufacturers and suppliers of global information and communications technology (ICT) networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. Since 1924, TIA has been enhancing the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org.

View video news programming on TIA Now at tianow.org.

TIA's 2012 Market Review & Forecast, is available for purchase online at the TIA store. Review copies are available for qualified media.

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Read ANSI's report, "Standards Boost Business" at standardsboostbusiness.org/.

TIA's Board of Directors includes senior-level executives from ACS Solutions, ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Dow Chemical Company, Ericsson, Inc., FAL Associates, GENBAND, Inc., Henkels & McCoy, Juniper Networks, ILS Technology, Intel Corporation, LGE, Microsoft, Motorola Mobility, Motorola Solutions, Nokia Siemens Networks, Numerex Corp., OneChip Photonics, Panasonic Computer Solutions Co., Qualcomm, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corporation, Tarana Wireless, Inc., Tellabs, TE Connectivity, Walker and Associates and WirefreeCom, Inc.

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details.

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org  for details.

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