TIA Receives ANSI Reaccreditation in Recognition of Commitment to Standards Development
Americas, Assistive Technology, ICT, News, May 1 2018
ARLINGTON, VA, USA: The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced its successful reaccreditation with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a Standards Developing Organization.
TIA is a leader in developing standards for the information communications technology community and has maintained a partnership with ANSI for 26 years. ANSI accreditation recognizes continued excellence by TIA in the realm of standards and certifies that TIA is developing high-quality standards that meet the needs of the industry.
“TIA is proud to have officially received ANSI reaccreditation in recognition of sustained success in standards practices,” said TIA Chief Executive Officer Wesley Johnston. “Standards play an essential role in the ever-shifting telecommunications landscape. Advancements in technology to date have allowed machines to communicate with one another to make our lives easier—standards are and will continue to be vital as this technology reaches new heights. TIA is at the forefront of this work, and quality is extremely important to us and our industry.”
TIA develops voluntary, consensus-based industry standards for a wide variety of telecommunications products. Voluntary standards and conformity assessment activities benefit public health, safety, and the environment. ANSI certification verifies both compliance with the criteria for accreditation and consistency of organizational procedures and practices with current ANSI Essential Requirements. TIA published 204 American National Standards since the last ANSI audit in 2012.
TIA operates nine engineering committees that develop guidelines for private radio equipment, cellular towers, VOIP equipment, satellites, telephone terminal equipment, accessibility, structured cabling, data centers, mobile device communications, vehicular telematics, smart device communications, and smart utility mesh networks. More than 1,000 individuals – representing network equipment manufacturers, service providers, government entities, and end users – currently serve on TIA’s Engineering committees.
TIA actively seeks participation in these projects from the user and general interest communities. For more information on how to get involved in TIA’s standards activities visit tiaonline.org.
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents a global community of more than 260-member companies including manufacturers and suppliers, network operators, distributors, service enablers, and integrators of communications networks and technologies. TIA drives advancement in connectivity and innovation through its leadership in U.S. and international advocacy, technology programs and standards development, quality assurance and business performance solutions, and industry research. TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org for details. For more information, visit TIAonline.org.
ANSI is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide.
The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ANSI is also a signatory to the multilateral recognition arrangement (MLA) for product certification of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).
Source: TIA newsletter
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