Joining forces in an industry in transformation, two telecom trade groups – the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO) – said they have signed a cooperative “friendship agreement.” Formed in April 1988 from the merger of the United States Telecommunications Suppliers Association and the […]

SUPERCOMM Show Shelved For 2010

Bowing to economic forces and shifting winds in the telecom industry, the organizers of the SUPERCOMM conference and trade show confirmed that the 2010 version of the show, scheduled for October in Chicago, has been canceled. “Convention planner EXPOCOMM told USTelecom and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) it will not manage the SUPERCOMM trade show […]

Covads Integrated Access Wins Members Choice Award

Covad Communications has won the Members’ Choice award from the Telecom Association, a professional membership organization of 3,200 telecom distributors. Covad won for its Integrated Access service, which offers all-in-one phone and Internet service for businesses with up to 35 employees per location. Covad also finished in the top five in the Carrier, Data Internet […]

Opinion: The Right Way to Regulate

In the sea of acronyms that is Washington, D.C.’s regulatory world, it’s easy to become disenchanted by the way all the agencies, commissions, committees, working groups and think tanks make regulatory recommendations and decisions. In a heavily regulated industry like telecommunications, there must be a defining line between superfluous bureaucracy and effective governance to promote […]

TIA Forecasts Sustainable Growth in Telecom Through 2011

The communications market is generally in good shape and, despite the shaky U.S. economy, should continue to see stainable growth both domestically and abroad through 2011. Thats the word from TIA and Wilkofsky Gruen Associates, which on Friday highlighted the results of their 2008 Telecommunications Market Review and Forecast, which looks at both carrier and […]

Report: Broadband, Entertainment Fuel Market

Driven by demand for broadband, the U.S. telecommunications market grew at its fastest rate since 2000 last year, according to a report released Thursday by TIA. And entertainment applications on both broadband and wireless networks are expected to help the market sustain growth, even if its not at the double-digit clip the industry has experienced […]

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