June 17, 2008

Media Advisory: Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Chair Rob Pullen to Hold News Conference

Rob Pull, Tellabs President and CEO, and Chairman of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Board of Directors, will announce TIA's green initiatives in a presentation, "TIA, Leading the ICT Industry in New Directions," at the NXTcomm press center on Wed., June 18 at 2 p.m.

Grant Seiffert, President of TIA, the leader in advocacy, standards development, business development and intelligence for the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, will join Pullen for the presentation and news conference.

Learn more about TIA's EIATRACK, the global benchmark in environmental regulatory tracking and analysis, and e-CyclingCentral.com, TIA's free electronics recycling Web database.

TIA's investment in these and other green initiatives provides its members and the ICT industry as a whole with value and vision for the future.

About TIA

Currently in its 84th year, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry through standards development, advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence and world-wide environmental regulatory analysis. Thousands of companies and individuals work through TIA to enhance the business environment for telecommunications, broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite, unified communications, emergency communications and the greening of technology. TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

TIA's Board of Directors includes senior-level executives from ACS, ADC, ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent, ANDA Networks, ArrayComm, AttivaCorp, Avaya, Bechtel Communications, Inc., Cam Communications, Cisco Systems, Corning Incorporated, Ericsson, Inc., Graybar, Harris Stratex, Henkels & McCoy, Intel Corporation, LGE, Microsoft, Motorola, Nortel, OneChip Photonics Inc., Panasonic Computer Solutions Co., Qualcomm, Research In Motion, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corporation, Tellabs, Tyco Electronics, Ulticom, Inc., Verari Systems, Westell Technologies, Inc. and Zebra Technologies Corporation. Advisors to the Board include FAL Associates, ILS Technology, Orca Systems and Telcordia Technologies.

TIA membership enhances the ability of companies to prepare for the future of communications. TIA brings people and businesses together by helping the industry overcome technical and political barriers to communications. Visit www.tiaonline.org for details.