The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) invited media to attend TIA 2012: Inside the Network—the international event exploring critical aspects of the global communications network. Taking place June 5-7 in Dallas, Texas, the TIA Conference and Exhibition will address the future of The Network by uniting the people, products and companies that propel and enable the global communications experience.

“Smart phones and tablets, cloud services and digital video are placing unprecedented demands on the broadband network,” said TIA President Grant Seiffert. “TIA’s latest market study found that global Internet traffic will quadruple by 2015, and in the next five years, mobile broadband usage will be 35 times what it is now. Recognizing that the network is the backbone of all modern communication and business, TIA 2012 will go ‘inside The Network’ and address the critical issues facing the information and communications technology (ICT) industry.”

TIA 2012: Inside the Network is the must-attend event for anyone involved in the ICT industry. The conference will address a range of emerging trends and challenges in the network—including spectrum issues, cloud optimization, green ICT, M2M and many more. It will feature keynote presentations from AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, Verizon CTO Tony Melone, Centurylink EVP Dennis Huber, and dozens of other industry heavyweights. TIA 2012: Inside the Network will bring together hundreds of leaders and innovators in a new era of network architecture to discuss the changing dynamics and economics of broadband.

For more information and a schedule of events, or to register for credentials online, visit

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.


March 12, 2012