May 20 2016
FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel Joins Executives from AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, Red Hat, Cisco, GM, and More as Keynote Speaker

Arlington, VA (May 20, 2016) The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today issued a final call for media to attend its upcoming Network of the Future Conference, being held from June 6-9, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.  Media can receive a complementary registration using the instructions below, or by contacting Ashley Simmons at or at 202-341-9508.

TIA also announced that FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel will be featured as a keynote speaker on June 8.  The full list of keynote speakers is available here.

MEDIA NOTE: Registration is free for any credentialed reporter who covers topics relevant to the event. Media must register through the online registration portal using code: TIA2016-PressPass. For more information or questions contact Ashley Simmons at or at 202-341-9508.

The TIA 2016: Network of the Future Conference will bring together Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry leaders and stakeholders to share, discuss and debate the innovations, challenges, and policy issues facing the industry today.

This year’s conference will feature four session tracks, providing an intensive examination of the most important issues facing modern communications networks:

  • Next-Generation Wireless and 5G Networks: The Winding Road to the Next Generation of Wireless
    This track will focus on how the next generation and 5G networks will be defined, what the pathways will be, and how 5G spectrum will affect global interoperability.
  • The Internet of Things: From a Vending Machine to The Internet of Billions of Devices
    This track will look at the network effect and how its dominance has created the Internet of Things through the convergence of several technologies, including wireless communication, embedded software and electromechanical systems, and the growth of smart and small wireless devices.
  • Cybersecurity: Threats to the Network of the Future
    This track will focus on the vulnerabilities within IT systems and networks that threaten the security and safety of businesses, individuals, government entities, institutions and countries.     
  • Virtualizing the Network: Lowering CAPEX, OPEX and Increasing Flexibility
    This track will look at the future of the network and how it is being built upon software and virtualization of network functions. It will also cover how these advances will make companies more adaptable and competitive in the future. 

The conference will also feature several special events and tours including:

  • Smart Cities Luncheon – A look at how cities are using tech to provide better and more streamlined local services.
  • Startup Competition – Six innovative young companies from around the U.S. compete for the grand prize.
  • CTO Roundtable – A wide ranging discussion with technology executives at leading companies.
  • Cabling Infrastructure Workshop – Attendees can gain six BICSI credits.
  • Opus-3 Data Center Tour – First-hand look at a modern data center in the Dallas area.

The full conference schedule is available here.


WHAT:       TIA 2016: Network of the Future Conference

WHEN:       June 6-9, 2016

WHERE:     Renaissance Dallas Hotel  


About TIA
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global high-tech 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.

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.

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