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Describes the Telecommunications Industry Association


The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) develops telecommunications standards for use in the United States, and in any other countries that care to adopt them or at least allow their use. The TIA spun off from the EIA (Electronics Industry Alliance) in 1988 and is ANSI accredited. Current, published TIA documents are available for purchase from tiaonline.org.

Cellular Networking Perspectives focuses mainly on the TR-45 standard for cellular and PCS systems, but it often refers to the activities of other standards committees. The Technical Review (TR) committees established by the TIA are:

TR-8: Mobile & Personal Private Radio Standards (Trunking Systems)
TR-8.1: Equipment Measurement Procedures

TR-8.3: Encryption

TR-8.4: Voice Coders

TR-8.5: Signaling and Data Transmission

TR-8.6: Equipment performance recommendations

TR-8.7: Software Defined Radio

TR-8.8: Broadband Data Systems

TR-8.10: Trunk and Conventional Control

TR-8.11: Antennas

TR-8.12: Two Slot TDMA

TR-8.14: Four Slot TDMA

TR-8.15: Common air interface

TR-8.17: RF exposure

TR-8.18: Wireless systems interference and coverage

TR-8.19: Wireline systems interface

TR-8.20: International Affairs

TR-8.25: Conformance and Interoperability

TR-14: Point-to-point communications systems (Microwave)
TR-14.3: Station grounding (inactive)

TR-14.6: Standard microwave transmission systems (inactive)

TR-14.7: Structural standards for steel antenna towers and antenna supporting structures

TR-14.10: Electrical performance standards for television relay facilities (inactive)

TR-14.11: Interference criteria for microwave systems

TR-14.12: Waveguide components (inactive)

TR-29: Facsimile systems and equipment (Merged into TR-30)
TR-30: Data transmission systems and equipment
TR-30.1: Modems

TR-30.2: DTE-DCE interfaces and protocols

TR-30.3: Data communications equipment evaluation and network interfaces

TR-30.5: Facsimile Terminal Systems & Equipment

TR-32: Personal radio equipment (Merged into TR-41)
TR-34: Satellite equipment and systems
TR-34.1: Communications and Interoperability

TR-34.2: Spectrum and Orbit Utilization

TR-41: User premises telephone equipment requirements
TR-41.1: Telephony Aspects of Multiline (MLTS) and VoIP Equipment

TR-41.2: Conformity assessment (inactive)

TR-41.3: Analog and Digital Wireline Telephones

TR-41.4: IP Telephony Infrastructures

TR-41.5: Multimedia - building distribution systems (inactive)

TR-41.6: Wireless user premises equipment systems (inactive)

TR-41.7: Environmental and safety considerations

TR-41.9: Technical and Administrative Regulatory Considerations

TR-41.11: Administrative Regulatory Considerations (inactive)

  TR-45: Mobile and personal communications public 800 MHz standards
TR-45.1 - Analog Cellular Largely inactive.
TR-45.2 - Core Network Meets as a plenary usually within a 3GPP2 TSG-X meeting.
TR-45.3 - TDMA Cellular Usually meets via conference call.
TR-45.4 - "A" interface standards (BS to MSC). Meets as a plenary within a 3GPP2 TSG-A meeting.
TR-45.5 - CDMA Cellular Meets as a plenary within a 3GPP2 TSG-C meeting.
TR-45.6 - Packet Data Meets as a plenary usually within a 3GPP2 TSG-X meeting.
TR-46: Mobile and personal communications public 1800 MHz standards (dissolved)
FO-2: Committee on Optical Communications Systems (Merged with FO-6 into FO-4)
FO-2: Committee on Fiber Optics
FO-4.1: Optical Systems

FO-4.2: Optical Fibers and Cables

FO-4.3: Passive Optical Devices and Components

FO-4.4: Fiber Optic Emplified Systems, Active Components and Reliability

FO-4.5 Fiber Optic Metrology

FO-6: Fiber Optics (Merged with FO-2 into FO-4)
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