News Clips for TIA 2015

TechFlash's 5 things: Lyft partners with Southwest Airlines at Love Field
Danielle Abril
Dallas Business Journal
June 1, 2015

The Telecommunications Industry Association is hosting the Network of the Future Conference Tuesday through Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. The event will feature keynote speeches from representatives of entities including AT&T, Verizon, Ericsson and the Federal Communications Commission.

‘Spectrum is the new oil, the new water,’ telecom group's CEO says
By Gary Jacobson
Dallas Morning News
June 2, 2015

In a world of ever-expanding wireless communications, one of the biggest issues facing the industry is the spectrum crunch.

“Spectrum is the new oil, the new water,” said Telecommunications Industry Association CEO Scott Belcher, referring to the limited supply of radio frequencies useful for wireless traffic.

NTT to extend software-based cloud service to 17 data centers by end of 2015
By Sean Buckley
FierceTelecom
June 2, 2015

DALLAS--NTT Communications has set an ambitious path for its software-defined networking (SDN)-based cloud services portfolio with plans to make it available in 17 of its global data centers by the end of this year. Speaking during the Tuesday morning keynote session at the TIA Network of the Future conference, Joe Corvaia, VP of sales engineering for NTT America, said that this platform allows users to dynamically deploy virtualized networks.

AT&T's Fuetsch: Apple's iOS software updates 'biggest event we worry about' on network
By Sean Buckley
FierceTelecom
June 2, 2015

DALLAS--AT&T (NYSE: T) says that in order to keep up with the demand of non-traditional traffic sources, the service provider took a page from the web-based companies by taking what it calls a top-down network building approach--with software at its core.

Wi-Fi Calling Expansion Seen Among U.S. Carriers ($)
By Jonathan Make
Communications Daily
June 3, 2015

DALLAS—Wi-Fi for cellphone calls and texts is catching on as U.S. carriers’ views of the tech­nology are evolving from seeing it as a competitive threat toward viewing it as a way to complement the cellular network, said carrier and vendor executives. Participants on Telecommunications Industry Associ­ation panel Tuesday called T-Mobile a leader in this area.

Hybrid cloud has benefits, but complexity slows movement, panelists say
By Sean Buckley
FierceTelecom
June 3, 2015

DALLAS--Hybrid cloud can offer a number of benefits for a large enterprise--including the ability to offload nonessential functions like managing e-mail--but security and a loss of control over private data means uptick is slower than expected.

Carriers, Others Should Embrace Software-Driven Networks, Says Verizon Executive ($)
By Jonathan Make
Communications Daily
June 4, 2015

DALLAS—Carriers and others in the wireless industry should embrace software’s role in auto­mating functions across networks and specifically software-defined networking, said an executive of SDN backer Verizon.

TIA and IFAST announce plans to jointly investigate oneM2M App-ID registry development
By Anita Podsiadlo
M2M Now
June 4, 2015

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), and IFAST, has announced plans to investigate development of a oneM2M Application ID registry based on oneM2M’s recently released specification TS.0001. This specification defines the operation of an application identifying registry to support the development of applications being built for the expanding M2M industry.

TIA 2015: Chris Penrose, AT&T, on opening platforms to software developers
by RCR Wireless News
June 4, 2015
Chris Penrose, Senior Vice President IoT Solutions at AT&T, discusses how AT&T creates better IoT solutions through opening their network to software developers.

Clyburn Seeks Lifeline Sunset To Focus on Current Technology ($)
By Jonathan Make
Communications Daily
June 5, 2015

DALLAS—A leading government advocate for a Lifeline overhaul went a step further and sought sunset of the existing program to make way for updates reflecting current technology. In a Q&A Thursday at the Telecommunications Industry Association conference and in a subsequent interview, FCC Commis­sioner Mignon Clyburn backed a rethinking of the program…

FCC’s O’Rielly Open to Formal Requests To Delay Incentive Auction ($)
By Jonathan Make
Communications Daily
June 5, 2015

DALLAS—FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly is open to considering formal requests to delay the FCC TV incentive auction, though he’s OK with Chairman Tom Wheeler’s current planned Q1 start, he said Thursday at a Telecommunications Industry Association conference.

US Wireless Industry Awaits ITU Specs on 5G as R&D Under Way ($)
By Jonathan Make
Communications Daily
June 5, 2015

DALLAS—The U.S. wireless industry is looking to the ITU to release standards on 5G, which will help carriers define timelines to roll out the more-efficient, higher-broadband-speed technology, executives said. ITU IMT (international mobile telecommunication) 2020 specifications for international mobile telecom
are widely believed to be 5G, said vendor and carrier executives on a panel at a Telecommunications Industry Association conference...

Scott Belcher on TIA's role in enabling connected vehicle technology
by RCR Wireless News
June 5, 2015
At the connected car industry grows, TIA's members and standards bridge the gap between the tech industry and the automotive industry. Filmed at TIA 2015 in Dallas, TX.

Ericsson's Connected Vehicle Cloud
by RCR Wireless News
June 5, 2015
CEM Ozkal, Customer Solutions Manager for Ericsson, demonstrates the Connected Vehicle Cloud platform. This platform leverages Ericsson’s M2M service enablement capabilities and can be deployed on...

Cuba Ripe For Internet Development, But Foreign Investment Still A Ways Off
By Sean Goforth
Nearshore Americas
June 5, 2015

Cuba is a tantalizing, complex and ultimately slow-building market that has significant upside despite the presence of a political and governance obstacle course that has so far suppressed swelling demand for better Internet facilities within the country.  This was one of the conclusions drawn from a special “Cuba ICT Outlook” panel at yesterday’s Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) conference in Dallas, Texas...

Wireless
Communications Daily
June 8, 2015

AT&T, which plans to start allowing Wi-Fi calling this year, said it views it as a complement to its network coverage, "not as a way to compensate for network coverage limitations." ... Executives at other carriers said much the same at a Telecommunications Industry Association conference last week...

Tech firms discuss connectivity at network conference
Dallas Business Journal
June 12, 2015

Big Dallas-Fort Worth technology employers including AT&T, Verizon and Ericsson explained the opportunities and challenges associated with the future of connectivity at the 2015 Telecommunications Industry Association's Network of the Future Conference in Dallas.