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One of the great things about my job as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at TIA is getting to work with some the top technology leaders in the telecommunications industry. Between the TIA CTO Council, Global Standards Collaboration, and various industry events such as TIA's annual Network of the ...
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TIA Supports Opening 3.5 GHz Spectrum for Commercial Broadband Usage

Arlington, Va. (Apr. 17, 2015) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for adopting a Report and Order regarding use of the 3.5 GHz band for commercial mobile broadband and for issuing a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to continue making progress on remaining issues.

TIA CEO Scott Belcher issued the following statement:</em>

"The spectrum crunch remains very real and the FCC’s action represents significant progress towards opening more spectrum for broadband. TIA has supported opening 3.5 GHz spectrum to broadband applications, including through the innovative use of new technologies such as small cells.

"In particular, TIA appreciates the FCC’s tireless work in leading inter-agency efforts that have significantly reduced the size of the exclusion zones needed to protect federal incumbents in the band. Protecting services with superior spectrum rights (whether federal or commercial) against harmful interference remains very important in any spectrum sharing scenario. TIA looks forward to reviewing the Commission’s actions today and offering comments for further refinements.

"We thank the Commission and the staff of the Wireless Bureau and the Office of Engineering and Technology for their continuing efforts in this proceeding."
TIA’s Connected Vehicle Workshop invited the top technology and policy experts in the connected vehicle space. They discussed the policy, technology and business challenges for the connected car as providers, enterprises and consumers will see more IoT devices and services in their vehicles. Panelists included:

- John Bozzella, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Association of Global Automakers;
- Mary Brown, Senior Director of Technology and Spectrum Policy at Cisco;
- Paul Najarian, Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State;
- Jeff Stewart, Executive Director of Global Public Policy and Wireless, External & Legislative Affairs at AT&T.

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Texas Companies and Speakers will Highlight TIA’s Network of the Future Conference June 1-4 in Dallas

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Event will Feature Leaders from Texas-Based Companies, Including AT&T, GENBAND and RideScout, and will Host AT&T Suppliers Conference, Texas Wireless Association and Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum as Well as Texas Startups

Arlington, Va. (April 20, 2015) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, will host major Texas-based groups and speakers at its annual information and communications technology (ICT) conference in downtown Dallas, being held June 1-4, 2015.

TIA’s Network of the Future conference will feature high-profile speakers from such Texas companies as AT&T, GENBAND and RideScout, along with a number of Texas-based leaders from the oil and gas, retail, and financial industries. For the second year in a row, the conference will host the AT&T Suppliers Conference, which will include a Supplier Diversity Conference, as well as a special Startups Competition, which last year awarded top prizes to three Texas startups.

Following the Pre-Conference Workshops on June 1, the Texas Wireless Association and the Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum will host their meeting, which is open to the public.

Members of the media are invited to attend TIA 2015: The Network of the Future. To register for the conference, or for more information, please contact Farrah Kim, 202.568.8986.

The conference takes place June 1-4 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dallas, TX, and will feature Texas-based tech and industry visionaries, including:

* Joseph Kopser, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, RideScout
* Jack Key, Chief Information Security Officer, The Brink’s Company
* Greg Zweig, Director of Solutions Marketing, GENBAND
* Blake Burnette, Director, Equipment Research and Development, Baker Hughes Pressure Pumping
* Chris Josefy, Manager, Business Solutions, EP Energy
* Brian Kenyon, Vice President and Chief Technical Strategist, Intel Security
* Dr. Ram Janakiraman, Associate Professor of Marketing, Mays Research Fellow, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University
* Laurie Shook, Portfolio Leader, Verizon Unified Collaboration
* Sandro Tavares, Head of Marketing for Mobile Care, Nokia Networks
* Andre Fuetsch, Senior Vice President, Architecture & Design, AT&T
* Christopher Penrose, Senior Vice President, Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions, AT&T Mobility
* Susan A. Johnson, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain, AT&T Services Inc.
* Angela Butler, Area Manager, Construction and Engineering, AT&T Antenna Solutions Group
* Artecia Wilson, Area Manager, Construction and Engineering, AT&T
* Kelly Davis-Felner, Vice President, Marketing, Wi-Fi Alliance
* Michael Morris, Director of Transportation, North Central Texas Council of Governments
* Roger Tipley, President and Chairman, Green Grid
* Chad Pinson, Managing Director, Stroz Friedberg

Texas businesses are encouraged to apply for the Startups Competition. Application period ends April 30, 2015. The Startups Competition will take place on Wednesday, June 3, at 11:45 am—1:15 pm, when each company selected as a finalist will deliver a seven-minute presentation before a panel of telecom industry leaders. The judges will then announce the top presentations and the winner of the competition shortly afterwards.

WHO: The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
WHAT: TIA 2015: The Network of the Future
WHEN: June 1-4, 2015
WHERE: The Hyatt Regency, 300 Reunion Boulevard, Dallas TX 75207
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Advancing Global Communications
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, 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.

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop voluntary, consensus-based industry standards for a wide variety of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) products. TIA's Standards and Technology Department operates engineering committees which develop guidelines for private radio equipmentcellular towersdata terminalssatellitestelephone terminal equipmentaccessibilityVoIP equipmentstructured cablingdata centersmobile device communicationsmultimedia multicastvehicular telematicshealthcare ICTsmart device communicationssmart utility mesh networks and sustainable / environmental communications technologies.

More than 500 active participants, including telecommunications equipment manufacturers, service providers, government agencies, academic institutions, and end-users, are engaged in TIA's standards setting process. To ensure that these standards become globally established, TIA collaborates with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and a number of other organizations.