Some of the highest level executives – including AT&T’s CEO and President Randall Stephenson and Verizon’s CTO Tony Melone – from top telecom companies have been announced as keynote speakers for TIA 2012: Inside the Network. The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech global communications networks, today invited media to attend this international conference and exhibition exploring critical aspects of the global communications network.

TIA 2012: Inside the Network will unite hundreds of leaders and innovators in a new era of network architecture to address the future of broadband networks. The conference and exhibition will feature presentations from dozens of top ICT executives, including:

• Randall Stephenson, Chairman & CEO, AT&T

• Tony Melone, CTO, Verizon

• Dennis Huber, Executive Vice President of Network Services, CenturyLink

• Robert Vrij, Executive Vice President & President of Americas Region, Alcatel-Lucent

• Charles D. Vogt, President & CEO, GENBAND

“The economics and dynamics of wired and wireless broadband are evolving to keep pace with unprecedented global demand,” said TIA President Grant Seiffert. “Critical issues such as security and privacy, M2M, cloud optimization and green ICT are creating changes, challenges and opportunities for the companies building the network. Our goal with TIA 2012 is to bring together some of the most influential leaders in ICT for an event that helps to shape the future of the global communications network.”

WHO: Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)

WHAT: TIA 2012: Inside the Network

WHEN: June 5-7

WHERE: Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center, Dallas, Texas

Sponsors of TIA 2012: Inside the Network include Alcatel-Lucent (Host Sponsor), ADTRAN, AT&T, Cisco, GENBAND, Ericsson, ILS Technology, Infinera, Juniper Networks, McAfee, Nokia Siemens Networks, Panasonic, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, Tata Consultancy Services, TE Connectivity, Verizon and Walker and Associates. The event is also supported by key industry groups, including Connected Nation, Connected Texas, DAS Forum, Femto Forum, FTTH, GreenTouch, IPSO Alliance, Metroplex Technology Business Council, OVCC, Parks Associates, Pario Solutions, QuEST Forum, Small Cell Forum, Telecom Crash Course and WiFi Alliance.

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March 28, 2012