Press Releases


TIA Continues Membership Growth with Seven New Companies; Members from Viavi Solutions and CommScope Join Board

Arlington, Va. (September 17, 2015) - The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved Jaxon Lang, Vice President for Broadband Network Solutions at CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM), and Susan Schramm, Vice President of Sales and Channel Effectiveness at Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV) as new board members. The organization also announced it has added a diverse group of new members.

“Jaxon and Susan are both strong and experienced leaders within the information and communications technology industry and their guidance will be invaluable as we continue to grow,” said TIA CEO Scott Belcher. “I look forward to working closely with them to advance TIA’s presence on behalf of our members.”

CommScope, a leading communications infrastructure provider, recently acquired TE Connectivity’s Telecom, Enterprise and Wireless businesses. Viavi Solutions, formerly JDSU, is a leading provider of software and hardware platforms and instruments delivering end-to-end visibility for wireline, wireless and cloud service providers, enterprises and equipment manufacturers.

The Board of Directors also approved the addition of seven new member companies representing a broad range of businesses in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. TIA’s newest members add diversity to the organization by providing engineering consulting, data storage and machine-to-machine communications solutions, cabling technologies, and cutting-edge research in connected vehicles. The new members announced today are: Beveridge and Diamond, Layer 3 Technologies, Sierra Telecom, Inc., Syston Cable Technology, Tower Consultants, Inc., University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, and Walker Engineering Inc.

“The ICT industry is changing rapidly and every day a new technology is being created that relies on the connectivity of the network our members build,” said Belcher. “TIA’s broad membership base is an added value to each individual member company as we collectively leverage our market insights and perspectives to navigate this sea change. These new members are a continued sign of TIA’s growth, and our strength as the voice of modern communications networks.”

For a complete list of TIA members click here.

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. 

Follow TIA on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, TIA NOW and Google+ for the latest updates.

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.