TIA Joins ANSI in Celebrating World Standards Week 2012

by | Oct 8, 2012 | UC

Leading ICT Organization Developing Standards to Ensure Success of Green ICT & Other Ground-Breaking Industry Sectors

ARLINGTON, VA (October 8, 2012) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced that it will join the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and its fellow standards developing organizations (SDOs) in celebrating World Standards Week 2012. This year’s celebration will take place October 9 – 12 and will be marked by a series of events at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

“Standards drive success in the ICT industry and have allowed it to become the engine for economic growth that it is today,” said TIA President Grant Seiffert. “TIA has developed thousands of standards that guide everything from mobile device communication to network security. Our goal is to craft standards that ensure the success of ground-breaking sectors like green ICT and M2M communications so that our industry may continue to lead in both innovation and job creation.”

World Standards Week is an annual event hosted by ANSI where standards and conformity professionals come together in the spirit of collaboration and cooperation. This year’s theme is “Standards Increase Efficiency.” For more information and the full schedule of events, visit www.ansi.org/wsweek.

TIA, a leading international SDO, has issued more than 4,000 ICT industry standards and related documents that address telecom, broadband, mobile wireless, cell towers, information technology, networks, data centers, cable, satellite, unified communications, emergency communications, mobile device communications (M2M), smart utility networks, the greening of technology, and many other related technologies. In recent months, TIA was selected to standardize the rating system and guide for the Sustainable Technology Environments Program (STEP), and partnered with seven of the world’s leading SDOs to launch oneM2M, a global organization to develop standards to ensure the global functionality of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.

To inquire about participating in TIA standards developing efforts, please email standards@tiaonline.org.

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