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TIA Adds 12 New Members as it Strengthens Presence in Tech and Telecom Industries

Arlington, Va. (May 11, 2015) - The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced that the TIA Board of Directors has approved 12 companies and organizations as new members.

The approval of these new members follows the addition of Scott Belcher as CEO late last year. Since taking over the organization, Belcher has been working to advance TIA’s presence and give the organization a stronger voice in the policy, business and technology debates taking place in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry.

The companies joining TIA represent businesses from across the technology and telecommunications industry. Among those joining TIA are a mobile cloud computing company, telecommunications tower builders, cabling manufacturers, an emergency communications engineering and construction firm and a technology trade association serving 1,000 members in Northern Virginia.

The new members announced today are: AESA Cortaillod; Affirmed Networks, Inc.; Bennett and Pless; Consolidated Engineering; Convergent Connectivity Technology;; Northern Virginia Technology Council; Safety LMS Training; Semaan Engineering Solutions Holdings, LLC; Strategic Edge Group; TowerMRL, Inc.; and Tusa Consulting Services.

“With the addition of these new members, TIA continues to grow as a strong representative for tech and telecom companies in a rapidly changing industry,” said TIA CEO Scott Belcher. “Through advocacy, standards-setting and networking, TIA ensures companies’ voices are heard as the future of the network is decided.”

TIA offers its members a broad suite of benefits, including industry intelligence, events, public policy advocacy, networking opportunities, participation in standards-setting, and more. The organization is focused on delivering meaningful value for members and industry in a way that supports innovation, investment, economic growth and global competitiveness.  TIA will hold its annual flagship conference – TIA2015: Network of the Future – in Dallas, TX from June 1-4. More information is available at

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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.

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