TIA Appoints David Bain, New Vice President of Standards
Arlington, VA (November 14, 2018) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced that David K. Bain has been named Vice President of Standards, leading the team executing one of the core responsibilities of TIA as an ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO). “David…
TIA Issues Call for Interest on Three Smart Buildings-Related Standards Projects
Stakeholders Invited to Contact TIA Regarding Participation The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR- 42.1 Engineering Committee on Premises Telecommunications Infrastructure has issued a call for interest for three standards projects related to smart building performance. For document ANSI/TIA-4966-A initially titled “Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Educational Facilities,” TR-42.1 is developing guidelines to update the addendum, current standards and…
TIA Moderates White House 5G Summit Industry Leader Panel Discussion on Standards
Technology standards are vital to the development of what our future has in store, including advancements to public safety and quicker access to data.
Electronic Serial Numbers (ESN) An electronic serial number (ESN) is the unique identification number embedded or inscribed on the microchip in a wireless phone by the manufacturer. The ESN cannot easily be altered in the field. The ESN differs from the mobile identification number (MIN), which is the wireless carrier’s identifier for a phone…
The 5G Launchpad
Will 5G be a platform for innovation? If so, what type of innovation can the industry expect? How will 5G open new services in new vertical markets? TIA NOW’s Clarence Reynolds speaks with Mats Karlsson, Head of R&D and Portfolio at Ericsson, about creating new business opportunities with 5G technology.
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.
The API War in Virtualization
How do we resolve the laundry list of API specs vying to be the virtualization industry standard? TIA NOW speaks with Hema Kadia, Vice President and Head of Strategy and Practice at Prodapt, about the risks and rewards of winning the API battle, and how to proceed in the meantime.
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.
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.
New Updates to Data Center Cabling Standard TIA-942
The TIA-942 data center cabling standard was recently updated with the release of 942-B, which includes a lot of important changes. John Jacobs, VP of Market Intelligence and Research at TIA, spoke with Jonathan Jew, President of J&M Consultants and Secretary of TIA’s TR-42 Cabling Systems Engineering Committee, about this update and why it’s critical…
TIA Technology and Standards Update: "Our Industry is Our Family"
TIA is putting particular emphasis on accelerating next-generation networks to support 5G, IoT and NFV technologies. These initiatives include TIA’s tower standards committee that supports the future of 5G connectivity, TIA’s cabling infrastructure committee that creates real synergies with wireless infrastructures, and TIA’s Industry Advisory Group – called oneM2M – which is integral to the…
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.