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Executives from AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, Alcatel-Lucent and GENBAND to Keynote Leading ICT Industry Event

March 26, 2012 | Hogan Keyser
tia-2012-logo.gifIn Dallas, June 5-7, TIA 2012 Will Convene High Level Executives Representing Every Aspect of Worldwide Broadband Networks

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 26, 2012)
-- Some of the highest level executives -- including AT&T's CEO and President Randall Stephenson and Verizon's CTO Tony Melone -- from top telecom companies have been announced as keynote speakers for TIA 2012: Inside the Network.  The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech global communications networks, today invited media to attend this international conference and exhibition exploring critical aspects of the global communications network.

TIA 2012: Inside the Network will take place June 5-7 in Dallas, Texas. To obtain press credentials, contact Beth Dozier at [email protected]  or 202-429-1833. For more information and a schedule of events, or to register for credentials online, visit  

TIA 2012: Inside the Network
will unite hundreds of leaders and innovators in a new era of network architecture to address the future of broadband networks. The conference and exhibition will feature presentations from dozens of top ICT executives, including:

  • Randall Stephenson, Chairman & CEO, AT&T
  • Tony Melone, CTO, Verizon
  • Dennis Huber, Executive Vice President of Network Services, CenturyLink
  • Robert Vrij, Executive Vice President & President of Americas Region, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Charles D. Vogt, President & CEO, GENBAND

"The economics and dynamics of wired and wireless broadband are evolving to keep pace with unprecedented global demand," said TIA President Grant Seiffert. "Critical issues such as security and privacy, M2M, cloud optimization and green ICT are creating changes, challenges and opportunities for the companies building the network.  Our goal with TIA 2012 is to bring together some of the most influential leaders in ICT for an event that helps to shape the future of the global communications network."  

WHO: Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
WHAT: TIA 2012: Inside the Network
WHEN: June 5-7
WHERE: Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center, Dallas, Texas

Sponsors of TIA 2012: Inside the Network include Alcatel-Lucent (Host Sponsor), ADTRAN, AT&T, Cisco, GENBAND, Ericsson, ILS Technology, Infinera, Juniper Networks, McAfee, Nokia Siemens Networks, Panasonic, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, Tata Consultancy Services, TE Connectivity, Verizon and Walker and Associates. The event is also supported by key industry groups, including Connected Nation, Connected Texas, DAS Forum, Femto Forum, FTTH, GreenTouch, IPSO Alliance, Metroplex Technology Business Council, OVCC, Parks Associates, Pario Solutions, QuEST Forum, Small Cell Forum, Telecom Crash Course and WiFi Alliance.

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.

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