TIA 2016 Announced: Comprehensive Event Focused on Next-Gen Communications Networks

North American Conference Solely Focused on the Converged Network: 5G, Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Network Virtualization and More

QuEST Forum and USTelecom Join as Industry Partners; Call for Speakers Open

ARLINGTON, Va.--()--The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced that its annual flagship Network of the Future Conference will be held from June 6-9, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.

The TIA 2016: Network of the Future Conference is a transformational event bringing together the diverse stakeholders supplying and using communications networks. The conference will explore technology innovations, challenges, the regulatory environment, and evolving business opportunities that are central to how consumers and businesses connect to communications networks including:

  • The revolution of 5G wireless networks;
  • Scalability, security and interoperability of the Internet of Things;
  • Network virtualization; and
  • Cybersecurity and network security.

“Communications networks of the future will no longer be defined as wireline or wireless,” said TIA CEO Scott Belcher. “We are already seeing a converged network emerge where content distributors are now service providers. TIA 2016 is the only North American industry conference to convene the entire communications ecosystem to discuss the challenges and opportunities of this new network. No other conference brings together high-tech manufacturers and suppliers; wireless, wireline, cable and satellite broadband providers; the over-the-top players and end-users in one place to map out the future of communications. This event is not to be missed as attendees weigh in on the direction the industry.”

Mark your calendar for June 6-9, 2016 in Dallas and stay informed: sign up for TIA 2016 updates at TIA2016.org

TIA’s Network of the Future Conference is growing! TIA 2016 will include multiple industry partnerships, including QuEST Forum, which will produce conference content within the Network of the Future Conference, and USTelecom, which will provide content and expertise on cybersecurity.

“I am excited about our partnership for the 2016 Network of the Future Conference. Combining the influence and expertise of QuEST Forum, USTelecom and TIA is sure to bring together some of the greatest minds in ICT,” said QuEST Forum CEO, Fraser Pajak. “We share a common vision to help educate and inspire industry professionals and are very motivated to be working with TIA and USTelecom to share our unique knowledge, data and best practices with even more ICT leaders.”

“USTelecom welcomes the opportunity to join with TIA and QuEST Forum on the 2016 Network of the Future Conference,” said USTelecom President & CEO Walter McCormick, Jr. “The increasingly complex cybersecurity field requires intense collaboration and education to stay informed of the latest policies and risk management practices. This conference will enable the smart networking and programming that will provide attendees valuable perspectives from policymakers and updates from experts in the field.”

The call for speakers and product demonstrations is now open. Apply to speak today at TIA2016.org.

Registration for TIA 2016 will open on November 30, 2015. Continue to check the TIA 2016 website for news and update at TIA2016.org.

About TIA’s Network of the Future Conference: TIA 2016

TIA’s Network of the Future Conference is the leading annual conference focused on the full range of issues facing modern communications networks. Each year, TIA calls together leaders from across the communications ecosystem for a comprehensive look at the most important technology, business and public policy issues facing the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. TIA 2016: Network of the Future will highlight the most important tech trends of the day, while looking forward to the future of 5G and wireless communications, broadband development and capacity, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), network architecture, cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and more. QuEST Forum and USTelecom have joined TIA as co-hosts of the Network of the Future Conference program. The 2016 event takes place June 6-9, in Dallas, Texas. Learn more at TIA2016.org.

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. Learn more at TIAonline.org.

About QuEST Forum

QuEST Forum is the global association developing and implementing quality and performance practices that unite and improve the ICT industry. QuEST Forum unifies the global ICT community through the implementation of TL 9000, performance benchmarking, and common metrics that support rapid industry adoption of new technologies and consistent quality of communication networks around the world. Learn more at questforum.org.

About USTelecom

USTelecom is the U.S. trade association representing service providers and suppliers for the telecom industry. Its diverse member base ranges from large publicly traded communications corporations to small companies and cooperatives – all providing advanced communications services to both urban and rural markets. Learn more at ustelecom.org.


Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
April Ward, 703-907-7704


Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
April Ward, 703-907-7704