TIA is the leading trade association representing the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry through standards development, policy initiatives, business opportunities, market intelligence and networking events. With support from hundreds of members, TIA enhances the business environment for companies involved in telecom, broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite, unified communications, emergency communications and the greening of technology.
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is the leading trade association representing the global information and communications technology (ICT) industries through standards development, policy initiatives, business opportunities and networking, market intelligence, and worldwide environmental regulatory compliance.
TIA is a member-driven organization. Board members are selected from member companies and formulate policies to be carried out by our policy staff in Washington, D.C. TIA staff also carry out activities through TIA's other departments – Standards and Technology, Market Intelligence, Marketing and Membership, and Events. TIA's product-oriented divisions – User Premises Equipment, Wireless Communications, Fiber Optics, Network, and Satellite Communications – address the legislative and regulatory concerns of product manufacturers.
TIA-sponsored committees of experts prepare standards dealing with performance testing and compatibility. In addition to TIA's product-oriented divisions, the association also has a Communications Research Division (CRD). The role of the CRD is to ensure the U.S. communications sector continues to be a world leader in advanced research.
The division provides expert advice to the government and to TIA on the status and impact of research and technology to the communications industry and educates the public on the importance of communications research as a foundation for the communications products and services on which they depend.
Mr. Mark Walker (Chair), Walker and Associates, President
David Heard (First Vice-Chair), Heard Consulting
Joyce Mullen (Second Vice-Chair), Dell Inc., Vice President and General Manager of Dell OEM Solutions
Glenn Laxdal (Secretary), Ericsson Inc., CTO & Head of Strategy for North America
Jennifer Pentecost Sims (Treasurer), Power & Telephone Supply Co., CEO
Scott Belcher (Chief Executive Officer), Telecommunications Industry Association, Chief Executive Officer
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