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Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Market Forecasts Target Year 2020

July 9, 2008

Global telecommunications revenue is projected to hit nearly $5 trillion by 2011, with growing demand for high-volume data applications driving both business and consumer markets. This and other revealing trends will be addressed through TIA’s important new initiative to produce unique market intelligence for companies in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry.

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leader in advocacy, standards development, business development and intelligence for the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, announced today that it is working with TelecomView, a strategic analysis firm for the telecommunications industry, to create the ICT2020 series of reports, beginning with a Brief expected in the Fall of 2008 and a full Forecast in February 2009.

“As the leading association representing the ICT industry, TIA will continue to provide critical market intelligence so that companies can make well-founded strategic decisions,” said TIA President Grant Seiffert. “As the industry addresses its transition to converged voice/data and converged fixed/mobile networks that support content and communications services, the ICT2020 reports will move beyond today into a comprehensive view of technology in the year 2020.”

In November 2008, TIA will publish the ICT2020 Brief that will define the best practices for service providers in the year 2020 and will give examples of companies today that have already made significant progress along this path. The ICT2020 Analysis will be published in February 2009 and will provide an extensive analysis of the progress being made toward the standard defined in the ICT2020 Brief. TIA will offer a variety of options to companies wishing to subscribe to portions of the information or to the entire package. In addition, TIA will provide information online and in searchable formats, as well as through a series of Webinars.

“We’re excited to provide this service to TIA and its constituents,” said Bob Larribeau, Principal Analyst and Co-founder of TelecomView. “As the coming decade sees telecom operators moving away from a focus on technologies to a focus on services, this will significantly change how services are defined and delivered and require new technologies and architectures.”

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.

About TelecomView

TelecomView provides strategic analysis of the telecommunications industry in its reports or through private consulting engagements. It focuses on the needs of service providers, manufacturers, and investors concerned about wireline and wireless access switching and routing technologies and markets. TelecomView was formed by Ian Cox and Bob Larribeau, prominent telecommunications industry analysts and has a website at http://www.telecomview.info.




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