Dec 16 2015

AT&T Joins TIA 2016 as Industry Partner with Co-Located AT&T Supplier Conference

Arlington, VA (December 16, 2015) The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced that John Donovan, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of Technology and Operations, and Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs, will be among the industry leaders keynoting TIA 2016 Network of the Future Conference June 6-9, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.

TIA 2016 Network of the Future is the comprehensive North American industry conference convening the entire communications ecosystem to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the converged network.

The conference will include a special focus on meeting customers’ needs as data usage continues to rise. AT&T is taking a leadership position in the industry by shifting from a hardware-centric network to a network built on software, and John Donovan is driving this pivot at AT&T.

AT&T’s Jim Cicconi will be participating in a keynote panel, together with David Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President of Comcast, and Craig Silliman, Executive Vice President – Public Policy and General Counsel, Verizon.

To stay informed, sign up for TIA 2016 updates at http://NetworkoftheFuture.org

AT&T will join TIA 2016 and hold its annual Supplier Conference in conjunction with this year’s event. This will be the third year that TIA and AT&T have joined in hosting their conferences. The 2016 AT&T Supplier Conference will be a two day invitation-only event.

Featured keynote speakers of the AT&T Supplier Conference will include:

  • Krish Prabhu, President – AT&T Labs and Chief Technical Officer
  • Jeff Bradley, Senior Vice President – Devices
  • Enrique Rodriguez, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer
  • David Huntley, Chief Compliance Officer
  • Larry Abram, Executive Director – Technology

AT&T joins a growing list of TIA 2016 industry partners, 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.

Register today and receive an early bird discount at NetworkoftheFuture.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. AT&T, 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 AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed Internet and voice services. We’re the world’s largest provider of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. In the U.S., our wireless network has the nation’s strongest 4G LTE signal and most reliable 4G LTE. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider*. And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.

Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

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Signal strength and reliability claims based on nationwide carriers’ 4G LTE. Signal strength claim based ONLY on avg. 4G LTE signal strength. 4G LTE not available everywhere.

*Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required.  Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.

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.

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