TIA adds 7 new members, expands board to include Viavi, CommScope

Oct. 7, 2015
TIA says its newest members add diversity to the organization by providing engineering consulting, data storage and machine-to-machine communications solutions, cabling technologies, and cutting-edge research in connected vehicles.

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) recently announced that its board of directors has approved Jaxon Lang, vice president for Broadband Network Solutions at CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM), and Susan Schramm, vice president of Sales and Channel Effectiveness at Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV) as new board members. The TIA also announced it has added a diverse group of seven new member companies.

“Jaxon and Susan are both strong and experienced leaders within the information and communications technology industry and their guidance will be invaluable as we continue to grow,” said TIA's CEO Scott Belcher. “I look forward to working closely with them to advance TIA’s presence on behalf of our members.”

CommScope, a leading communications infrastructure provider, recently acquired TE Connectivity’s Telecom, Enterprise and Wireless businesses. Viavi Solutions, formerly JDSU, is a leading provider of software and hardware platforms and instruments delivering end-to-end visibility for wireline, wireless and cloud service providers, enterprises and equipment manufacturers.

The TIA's board of directors also approved the addition of seven new member companies representing a broad range of businesses in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. TIA’s newest members add diversity to the organization by providing engineering consulting, data storage and machine-to-machine communications solutions, cabling technologies, and cutting-edge research in connected vehicles.

The new TIA member companies announced are as follows: Beveridge and Diamond, Layer 3 Technologies, Sierra Telecom, Inc., Syston Cable Technology, Tower Consultants, Inc., University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, and Walker Engineering Inc.

“The ICT industry is changing rapidly and every day a new technology is being created that relies on the connectivity of the network our members build,” concluded Belcher. “TIA’s broad membership base is an added value to each individual member company as we collectively leverage our market insights and perspectives to navigate this sea change. These new members are a continued sign of TIA’s growth, and our strength as the voice of modern communications networks.”

View a complete list of TIA members.

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