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Telecommunications Industry Association Answers the Call for the Global Standardization Collaboration Meeting

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Telecommunications Industry Association Answers the Call for the Global Standardization Collaboration Meeting


TIA Engages in Development of New Technology Standards


Arlington, Va. – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), a standards developing organization (SDO) that represents the manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks, is excited to attend the 16th annual meeting of the Global Standardization Collaboration (GSC-16), Oct. 31 to Nov. 3, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada hosted by ICT Standards Advisory Council of Canada (ISACC).


TIA, with the help of its many member companies, has been actively preparing contributions to address specific tasks assigned by the GSC.


Several submissions to the GSC address the M2M (Machine-to-Machine) Initiative through the Machine-to-Machine Standardization Task Force (MSTF). At the second MSTF meeting, hosted by TIA at the Georgia Tech Research Institute in September, presenters and participants from vertical market groups and associations, SDOs, and other standards groups converged to share visions, challenges, and opportunities in the M2M space. A comprehensive panel discussion led to the creation of an Activity Roadmap to help the GSC make critical decisions on the future of M2M standardization.


“For years, the telecommunication industry has focused on connecting people to people,” said Cheryl Blum, Vice President of Technology & Standards for TIA and head of the TIA delegation to GSC-16. “The M2M initiative will enable us to expand our focus to include people-to-machine and machine-to-machine connections, which are becoming more and more important to so many aspects of our daily lives. Opportunities for smart device, vehicular telematics, healthcare, and smart grid are already deploying M2M technologies, but to enable the large-scale growth of these technologies it is important to establish some standardization in how these devices will communicate.”


TIA will make contributions to GSC-16 on 15 subjects, such as Emergency Communications, Smart Grid, Security and Lawful Intercept, Cloud Services, IMT Standardization, Cybersecurity, Information Communications Technologies (ICT) and the Environment, Intelligent Traffic Systems, Reconfigurable Radio Systems, and Broadband Wireless Access. TIA is also proud to deliver a submission on ICT Accessibility, matching well with the theme of this event, “ICT Accessibility for All.”


To inquire about participating in TIA standards developing efforts, please contact Germaine Palangdao at +1.703.907.7497 or at gpalangdao@tiaonline.org.


Learn more about TIA standards development and view TIA’s engineering committee meetings calendar at tiaonline.org/standards/. Sign up for news feeds on new TIA standards projects and publications.


TIA’s Engineering Committees will be meeting during the association’s annual meeting, TIA 2012: Inside the Network Conference & Exhibition, June 5-7 in Dallas.


About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry 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.


TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Read ANSI’s report, “Standards Boost Business” at http://www.standardsboostbusiness.org/.


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


TIA’s 2011 Market Review & Forecast, is available for purchase online at the TIA store. TIA members receive a discount of more than 60 percent off of the cover price. Review copies are available for qualified media.


TIA’s Board of Directors includes senior-level executives from ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent, ANDA Networks, AttivaCorp, Cisco Systems, Dow Chemical Company, Ericsson, Inc., GENBAND, Inc., Henkels & McCoy, Juniper Networks, ILS Technology, Intel Corporation, Intersect, Inc., LGE, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia Siemens Networks, OneChip Photonics, Panasonic Computer Solutions Co., Qualcomm, Research In Motion, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corporation, Tellabs, TE Connectivity, Ulticom, Inc., Walker & Associates and WirefreeCom, Inc. Advisors to the Board include FAL Associates.



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