The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) today announced it has confirmed Kevin Gallagher, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, as a featured keynote speaker at the BEAD Success Summit, being held April 19 -20, in Arlington, Virginia.
The summit will bring together all of the key stakeholders in the $42 billion program to discuss the Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NoFo) and technology alternatives in plenary sessions, panel discussions and technical breakouts.
New standard will cover VCSEL-based duplex 100G-per-lane transmission over short reach (SR) distances of up to 100 m and very short reach (VR) requirements of up to 50 m on OM4 and OM5 multimode fiber.
with the adoption of smart building technologies, more devices than ever are being connected to and powered by the network. Today’s LAN environments commonly encounter situations in which a connected end device is located too far from the nearest TR to maintain the 100m distance limitation.
It has long been known that twisted-pair copper cabling is one standards-based option for connecting devices beyond 100m, but there is confusion in the industry about the distances that twisted-pair copper cables can reliably support at various transmission speeds and remote powering levels. To strategically address scenarios where a device is located beyond 100m with reduced risk, information and communications technology (ICT) professionals need to understand the pros and cons of the various options, technical factors involved, and key considerations surrounding testing to help them identify reality and navigate claims.
Given the role that wired and wireless connectivity play in enabling smart building technologies, there is a need for assessment that takes a deeper dive into ensuring the ability to transmit data and power across a range of spaces, systems, and devices, while providing the resiliency to maintain operations and the bandwidth and capacity to support future technologies. One program that takes a closer look at connectivity is the SPIRE™ assessment and verification program developed by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and UL Solutions in coordination with numerous ICT technology stakeholders.
The IEEE P802.3db 100 Gb/s, 200 Gb/s, and 400 Gb/s Short Reach Fiber Task Force has completed its last draft, with no changes or new negative votes put forth by the deadline last week. The standard, which covers high-speed interconnect requirements over 50 and 100 m of multimode fiber, is now two steps away from IEEE SA Standards Board approval, which the Task Force vice chair said he hopes the standard will receive this September. Meanwhile, industry has already moved to begin development of the technology necessary to enable even higher transmission rates than those covered in this impending standard.
Belden announced that its noted Technology Solutions Architect, Henry Franc, has been selected to be the chair of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)’s TR-42Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee.
The TR-42 Committee develops and maintains voluntary standards for telecommunications cabling infrastructure in user-owned buildings including commercial, residential, and industrial buildings, health care facilities and data centers.
According to a new report by Dell’Oro Group, an analyst of the telecommunications, networks, and data center industries, more than $95 billion will be spent on campus switches over the next five years — whereas multi-gigabit switches (2.5/5/10 Gbps) are expected to comprise only about 10 percent of port shipments by 2026.
TIA has released the Edge Data Center Addendum to the ANSI/TIA-942-B data center infrastructure standard which defines requirements for newer “edge” or “micro” data centers, which often come in prefabricated enclosures that are significantly smaller than the more traditional sprawling warehouses. The TIA-942-B-1 addendum is a significant step for the globally deployed standard because, as 5G services expand, new applications are emerging and the exponential growth of connected IoT devices are requiring more of the “intelligence” to be closer to the application end user and their devices. The more local processing of data helps applications to meet their latency and performance requirements as well as reduce the volume of raw data uploaded into the cloud.
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) recently announced winners of its inaugural TIA Star Awards, which recognize the association’s most active companies and individuals for their contributions to the advancement of TIA, as well as industry objectives and initiatives.
Jonathan Jew, president of J&M Consulting, earned the top individual honor and Motorola Solutions earned the top company honor.
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) on May 2 announced that its TR-14 committee, which oversees TIA’s standards for towers and antenna supporting structures, has begun the process of updating the TIA-222-H standard since the document’s last full revision in 2017. TIA invites all industry stakeholders to submit input for the update of TIA-222-H to TIA-222-I.
TIA-222 is a structural standard that defines requirements for antenna supporting structures to ensure they meet the needs of modern communications systems in various environmental conditions like wind, snow, and ice.