Showing posts with label TIA. Show all posts
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

TIA targets ICT supply chain security

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is kicking off an initiative to build telecommunications supply chain security standards and programs.

In a new position paper entitled, “Trust in ICT Supply Chain Security Can Only Come from Global Industry-Driven Standards and Programs,” TIA argues that the ICT supply chain has become increasingly complex and vulnerable to threats by criminals and bad-actors that can disrupt business continuity and devastate consumer confidence, with vast economic consequences.

TIA’s position paper outlines how ensuring trust and integrity in the ICT supply chain can only come from industry-driven standards, measurements, and benchmarking that form a consistent, common, and accepted set of global requirements. The paper discusses how an industry-led approach can respond and adapt more quickly to changing technology, market needs, and new threats than government regulations, while maintaining innovation, competition and economic growth.

“Our economy demands safe, secure and reliable devices, equipment and networks for businesses and consumers. With the unprecedented connectivity that 5G promises, network and supply chain security have become the most critical global telecom issues of our time,” said TIA CEO David Stehlin. “Industry-driven standards are the only way to build a trusted and secure global network. As the leading industry association for the connected world, TIA is uniquely poised to lead the way.”

TIA has the track record and experience to take the lead globally on ICT supply chain security. TIA, together with its members, has developed and maintained more than 3,600 telecommunications industry standards. The QuEST Forum TL 9000 Quality Management System, part of TIA’s Business Performance Community, has been successfully meeting global supply chain quality requirements of the worldwide ICT industry for more than 20 years, providing an adaptable foundation to address security.

TIA’s government affairs team is also leading advocacy efforts on ICT supply chain security and working with regulators across the Americas, Europe and Asia on approaches to securing critical infrastructure and networks. In 2019, TIA signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Indian telecommunications regulators to enhance cooperation on 5G deployment. As a founding member of the Beijing-based United States Information and Technology Office (USITO), TIA has worked to ensure that China’s approach to cybersecurity is inclusive of global companies with proven networks solutions.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

TIA to Open NFV Testing Lab

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) it will launch a lab for interoperability testing of network functions virtualization (NFV) technology.

The TIA NFV Lab, which is expected to launch in early 2016, will help service providers to ensure that software and applications running on the network are able to perform as designed and work seamlessly together with other software and applications. The lab will now leverage ETSI’s framework for its testing.

“NFV is a game changer for the global communications industry and is rapidly driving innovative new services for consumers and businesses,” said TIA CEO Scott Belcher. “But in order to realize its full potential, companies must have access to sophisticated, neutral testing platforms. With the launch of the TIA lab, we are committed to giving solution providers, vendors and developers a place to test compatibility between multiple platforms.”

“The data revolution has created a need for extremely flexible and predictive network architecture that can only be achieved through virtualization,” said TIA CTO Franklin Flint. “The TIA NFV Lab will be the only lab of its kind to test true cross-platform, industry-wide, ecosystem agnostic equipment, software and solutions. It will serve as a neutral venue for technology companies to prove the compatibility and scalability of NFV solutions.”

http://www.tiaonline.org/tia-nfv-lab

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

TIA Lobbies for Unlicensed Access to 5 GHz Band

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), which represent the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, filed comments with the FCC advocating an expansion of unlicensed access to the 5 GHz Band on a technology-neutral basis.

TIA noted that commercial wireless networks are already offloading 47 percent of all traffic to fixed wireline networks and that offloading is projected to grow to 66 percent by 2017. The next generation of Wi-Fi, IEEE 802.11ac, allows a significant increase in data rates by empowering wider channel bandwidths than prior Wi-Fi standards, and is designed to take maximum advantage of the large contiguous 5 GHz band that would be created in the United States by designation of the 5350-5470 MHz and 5850-5925 MHz bands for “Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure” (U-NII) use.

TIA President Grant Seiffert commented, “America is experiencing exploding demand for wireless data connectivity that cannot possibly be satisfied by licensed spectrum alone.  Consumers and businesses — today’s society as a whole —depend on their mobile devices, and need access everywhere.   Of the 326 million connections to U.S. mobile networks, 174 million consisted of smartphones, laptops, tablets or modems.”

Seiffert continued, “By making available, on a technology-neutral basis, the large swath of contiguous spectrum at 5 GHz available, the FCC can help provide the high capacity throughput that is needed to support advanced applications, as well as optimizing a more efficient channel arrangement.”

“TIA supports allowing U-NII use of additional 5 GHz band spectrum under the technology-neutral approach could provide capacity for data offload by heterogeneous networks, particularly in urban regions, airports, stadiums and other area where congestion is a growing concern,” Seiffert said.  “Such expansion, however, must be accomplished in a manner that affords suitable protections for incumbents.”

http://www.tiaonline.org