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Execs from AT&T, Verizon, Alcatel-Lucent & FCC to Speak at the ICT Industry's Premier Broadband Networks Event

May 14, 2012 | Hogan Keyser
tia2012_logo.jpgVoices Representing Every Aspect of Worldwide Broadband Networks -- Such as Facebook, IBM, Google -- Will Convene at TIA 2012 in Dallas June 5-7

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 14, 2012)
-- The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) today announced an expanded list of industry-leading executives who will speak at TIA 2012: Inside the Network, its flagship conference taking place June 5-7 in Dallas. Many featured executives will be available for onsite interviews. TIA invites media interested in attending the conference to register today.

TIA 2012: Inside the Network will unite the information and communications technology (ICT) industry to explore key issues and innovations shaping the future of broadband networks.  The conference will address emerging challenges, innovations and trends in a range of critical topics, including security and privacy, M2M, cloud optimization and green ICT.

TIA 2012: Inside the Network will feature presentations from more than 100 top ICT executives, including:

  • AT&T: Randall Stephenson, Chairman & CEO
  • Verizon: Tony Melone, CTO
  • Alcatel-Lucent: Robert Vrij, Executive Vice President & President of Americas Region
  • CenturyLink: Matt Beal, CTO
  • GENBAND: Charles D. Vogt, President & CEO
  • Facebook: Steven Cheng, Manager, Data Center Cabling and Infrastructure
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC): Jeff Goldthorpe, Associate Bureau Chief,  Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
  • Google: John Shuman, Senior Optical Plant Engineer
  • IBM: Norman D. Fekrat, Vice President, Telecom Networks
  • GreenTouch: Gee Rittenhouse, Chairman

To obtain press credentials for the conference -- and to schedule onsite interviews with participating executives -- contact Ashley Rook at [email protected] or 202.429.4929.

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, IBM, ILS Technology, Infinera, Juniper Networks, McAfee, Nokia Siemens Networks, Panasonic, Polycom, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, Tata Consultancy Services, TE Connectivity, Tridium, Verizon and Walker and Associates. The event is also supported by key industry groups, including BICSI, Connected Nation, Connected Texas, DAS Forum, FTTH Council, 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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