TIA's standards program directly collaborates with a number of technical organizations, which incorporate the
documents created by TIA's engineering committees:
Machine-to-Machine Standardization Task Force (MSTF) -
The GSC Machine-to-Machine Standardization Task Force (MSTF) was created during the GSC-15 in 2010 to
serve as an information exchange between standards developing organizations and the M2M industry. The
MSTF is directly supported by the work of TIA's TR-50
engineering committee, which is developing a reference architecture for machine-to-machine communications.
Sustainable Technology Environments Program
(STEP) - a technology certification and rating system managed by the STEP Foundation, a non-profit
organization comprised of technology trade associations representatives, their members, and STEP
Fiber Optics LAN Section of TIA (FOLS) - provides a
resource for end users who want to learn about the advantages fiber optic technology brings to
customer-owned local area networks (LANs). FOLS is directly supported by the work of TIA's
TR-42 engineering committee, which develops
standards for fiber optic cabling.
Third Generation Partnership Project 2
(3GPP2) - the standardization group for CDMA2000 technology. 3GPP2 was formed out of the International
Telecommunication Union's (ITU) International Mobile Telecommunications "IMT-2000" initiative, covering
high speed, broadband, and Internet Protocol (IP)-based mobile systems featuring network-to-network
interconnection, feature/service transparency, global roaming and seamless services independent of
location. IMT-2000 is intended to bring high-quality mobile multimedia telecommunications to a worldwide
mass market by achieving the goals of increasing the speed and ease of wireless communications. 3GPP2 is
directly supported by the work of TIA's TR-45 engineering
committee, which develops wireless standards for CDMA devices.
Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments
(ACTA) - an open organization established to adopt technical criteria and to act as a clearing-house,
publishing technical criteria for terminal equipment developed by ANSI-accredited standards development
organizations and maintains a registration database of equipment approved as compliant with the
technical criteria. ACTA is directly supported by the work of TIA's
TR-41 engineering committee,
which creates standards for terminal attachments.
International Telecommunication Union
(ITU) - the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies. As the global
focal point for governments and the private sector, ITU's role in helping the world communicate spans
three core sectors: radio communication (ITU-R), standardization (ITU-T), and development (ITU-D).
American National Standards Institute
(ANSI) - oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly
impact businesses in nearly every sector: from acoustic devices to construction equipment, from dairy
and livestock production to energy distribution, and many more. ANSI is also actively engaged in
accrediting programs that assess conformance to standards.