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What Do Cuba, e-Health, Connected Robotics, WiFi Calling, Cyber Attacks, Net Neutrality, and Self-Driving Cars Have in Common?

They Will All Be Part of the Debate When Leaders from Verizon, Google, AT&T, GM, Cisco, the FCC and More Gather at TIA’s Annual Conference

*** Event June 1-4; Final Opportunity for Free Media Registration ***

Arlington, Va. (May 19, 2015) – In less than two weeks, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) will kick-off TIA 2015: Network of the Future, the leading national conference focused entirely on high-tech communications networks.  In four days of presentations, special events and panel discussions, tech and telecom leaders will look at all of the major issues facing the network and the information and communications technology (ICT) companies that power it.  The event takes place in downtown Dallas, TX, from June 1-4.

Free conference registrations are still available to members of the media and industry analysts.  If you are interested in attending or would like to receive more information, please contact Farrah Kim at 202.568.8986 or

TIA is the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, and each year it gathers business and policy leaders from around the globe for intensive discussions about the most important tech and telecom issues of the day, and how they’re driving the future of the network.  This year’s event includes presentations and activities that will look at how network innovation and disruption is impacting enterprises and consumers, and will examine the public policy and economic implications of this change.

Enterprise – Featured events include: CTO Roundtable, offering an open discussion with high-ranking tech executives from Dell, XO Communications, Fujitsu and ADTRAN; Cybersecurity Breakfast, looking at information sharing on cyber threats, mitigating security breach risks, privacy practices and more; panel discussion on how companies can become more efficient in using the cloud; panel discussion on doing business in China; and more.

Consumers – Featured events include: Internet of Things Lunch, looking at how the Internet of Things is transforming healthcare, transportation, energy, manufacturing, and government, and the network challenges it presents; keynote from a top executive at GM’s Global Connected Consumer division, looking at the rapid change in connected vehicles; high-level discussion on 5G deployment and what the U.S. must do to catch-up; panel discussion on the rapid progress of WiFi calling, and who will be the winners and losers as it takes off; oneM2M Workshop and Showcase, offering a day-long, practical, and hands-on examination of the state of connected devices.

Policy and Economics – Featured events include: keynotes from FCC Commissioners Michael O’Rielly and Mignon Clyburn, who will address important and controversial issues, including net neutrality and spectrum; special panel discussion on Cuba, looking at how policy changes are creating new business opportunities for tech and telecom companies; keynote from Mexico’s Secretary of Communications, who will highlight the tremendous opportunities for business within by Mexico’s international bid to create a nationwide public-private mobile network; and more.

Sponsors of TIA 2015: The Network of the Future include Host Sponsor, Ericsson, as well as ACS Solutions, Actility, ADTRAN, Affirmed Networks, AT&T, BlueStream, Cisco, Corning, Dell, Fujitsu, GENBAND, GM, Henkels & McCoy, Huawei, iconectiv, ILS Technology/Telit, InterDigital, JDSU, Juniper Networks, Korean Electronics Technology Institute, KGP Logistics, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions, Nokia, OpenTechWorks, Panasonic, Power & Telephone Supply, Qualcomm, Red Hat, SAP, Sierra Wireless, SpiderCloud Wireless, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, Tarana Wireless, Telit, and Walker and Associates.

In addition, AT&T’s supplier conference will be held in conjunction with TIA 2015. Other co-located meetings include the Texas State Wireless Association and the Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum.

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit for more details.

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit  for details.