Industry Perspectives

TIA 2015: Network of the Future Will Address ICT Transformation and Emerging Technologies

16 April 2015

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Technology is transforming the future of oil and gas, retail, automobiles, healthcare, and every other area of business and society. Every enterprise is becoming a digital enterprise. Customer engagement, service delivery and business efficiency are being revolutionized by the adoption of information and communication technology (ICT).

Let’s explore what this means. Those of us in the ICT industry, and those whose businesses depend on technology infrastructure, gauge success by measures: customer engagement, increased revenue, enhanced visibility, speed to market – and there are others. Since every enterprise is becoming digital, the technology underpinnings of product lines, internal and external communications, mobility, operations, business relationships, sales and marketing are key to success.

Our businesses would not function without the network that supports all business and personal communications today. While we can’t predict every future trend in wireless and networked infrastructure, communications services and the Internet of Things, we are able to gather excellent insights from leaders and big thinkers at the Network of the Future Conference, being organized by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). The Conference will be held in Dallas, Texas between June 1 and June 4, and comprises numerous options for learning and business development.

Three pre-conference workshops are taking place Monday June 1:

  1. Wireless and Cellular Tutorial and Certification
  2. Software Defined Networking 101 and Certification
  3. oneM2M Global Standard Showcase and Workshop

The educational tracks and keynotes cover various aspects of Internet of Things: smart retail, smart agriculture, connected cars, e-health, smart cities, cybersecurity, and more. Since all things networked are moving to software-centric environments, virtualization and software-defined networks, as well as their benefits for speed to market, are major aspects of the program.

The Future of Mobility track offers a look at the myth vs. the promise of 5G networks, the dynamic growth of small cells and distributed antenna systems (DAS), long-range, low-power wireless networks, and the business case for cloud computing and network functions virtualization (NFV).

Green data centers, unified communications and big data platforms are covered in the third track.

Among the excellent speakers are representatives from a diverse array of recognized companies, such as Google, Zayo, GreenHouse Data, T-Mobile, Sprint, NTT, GM, AT&T, CenturyLink, SK Telecom, Accenture, Digital Realty, Kroger and Verizon.

AT&T is c-locating its annual invite-only Supplier Conference with TIA 2015, and will explore its software-defined network cloud initiatives with the group.

TIA’s Conference Early Bird Registration ends May 5. Network operators and service providers are able to register at no charge. For more information, please contact Taly Walsh, VP of Marketing, Networking and Intelligence at TIA –

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