Collaborative Activities

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 supporters.
  • 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.

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Standards & Technology Annual Report (STAR)

A summary of the latest actions taken by the respective TIA engineering committees.

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This manual describes the manner in which the standards activities of TIA are organized and the manner in which its activities are conducted.

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