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 end users - currently serve on TIA's Engineering Committees. Government agencies are allowed to participate at no cost as "non-voting" observers to TIA's standards engineering committees. TIA also maintains reciprocal agreements with other Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) and academic institutions, and permits representatives from these entities to participate at no cost as "non-voting" members.
The TR-8 Engineering Committee creates and maintains standards for private radio communications systems and equipment for voice and data applications.
Engineering Committee TR-14 is responsible for the ANSI/TIA-222 Standard, “Structural Standard for Antenna Supporting Structures, Antennas and Small Wind Turbine Support Structures” and the ANSI/TIA-322 Standard, “Loading, Analysis and Design Criteria Related to the Installation, Alteration and Maintenance of Communication Structures.”
The TR-34 Engineering Committee is responsible for standards and studies related to satellite communications systems, including both the space and earth segments.
The TR 41 Engineering Committee develops and maintains performance requirements for voice, video and other features associated with communications services.
The TR-42 Engineering Committee develops and maintains voluntary telecommunications standards for telecommunications cabling infrastructure in user-owned buildings, such as commercial buildings, residential buildings, homes, data centers and industrial buildings.
The TR-45 Engineering Committee develops performance, compatibility, interoperability and service standards for mobile and personal communications systems.
The TR-48 Engineering Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary standards relating to vehicular telematics equipment and services.
The TR-50 Engineering Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of access agnostic interface standards for the monitoring and bi-directional communication of events and information between machine-to-machine (M2M) systems and smart devices, applications or networks.