TIA hires vice president of standards, business development

August 3, 2009--The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has hired Cheryl Blum, a senior manager at Alcatel-Lucent, as vice president for Standards and Business Development. Blum's experience includes most aspects of telecom systems, including software development, systems engineering, network architecture and standards development.

August 3, 2009--The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has hired Cheryl Blum, a senior manager at Alcatel-Lucent, as vice president for Standards and Business Development. Blum's experience includes most aspects of telecom systems, including software development, systems engineering, network architecture and standards development.

Blum has been active in TIA Standards Development for more than 15 years, with a focus on wireless core network development, including its evolution to IP-based networks, and in developing Public Safety/Homeland Security standards for Lawfully Authorized Electronic Surveillance (CALEA), E911, Wireless Priority Services and Commercial Mobile Alert Service (CMAS).

She has served as chairman of Engineering Committee TR-45 Mobile and Personal Communications Systems Standards for more than eight years, and was recently elected as vice chairman of the Wireless Communications Division. Blum also represents TIA as the Head of Delegation to the 3rd Generation Partnership Project 2 (3GPP2), and is also the 3GPP2 Steering Committee chairman for 2009-2010.

Blum has represented TIA on various committees, such as the NSTAC effort to address Public Safety Capabilities in Next Generation Networks, and the FCC Commercial Mobile Service Alert Advisory Committee (CMSAAC). For the past six years, she has also been a member of the TIA delegation to the Global Standards Collaboration meetings, and was TIA's chairman for the Global Radio Standards Collaboration (GRSC).

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