For the first time in the history of telecommunications, consumer spending on mobile data has surpassed spending on mobile voice services. This surging need for data – which the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) predicts will lead to a 34 percent jump in infrastructure spending over the next four years – is placing unprecedented demands on the network. With this challenge as the backdrop, TIA is bringing together influential industry executives, thought leaders and policymakers for the only event focused purely on The Future of the Network.
TIA 2013, taking place October 7-10 in Washington, D.C., will address disruptive technologies and changing business models as companies position themselves for success with wireless, the transition to all-IP networks, virtualization and software defined networking, Cloud, M2M, smart buildings, and other critical trends. The conference will offer attendees ideas and direction for thriving in the rapidly-changing ICT environment.