Associations in Telecommunication
Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions – ATIS – ATIS is a membership organization that provides the tools necessary for the industry to identify standards, guidelines and operating procedures that make the interoperability of existing and emerging telecommunications products and services possible.
Avema Global Alliance – A global network of specialized telecom consulting and service firms providing support to multinational corporations. Focus is on helping companies manage and reduce telecom costs.
British Approvals Board for Telecommunications (UK) – An independent organisation supplying regulatory expertise and authoritative advice on telecommunication approvals, quality assurance, certification and metering systems worldwide.
Canadian Telecommunication Consultants Association – Canada’s only professional association of independent telecommunications consultants.
CTAM of Texas – A marketing association for the cable and telecommunications industry in Texas.
European Competitive Telecommunications Association – Telecom industry association portal for telecom news, events, conferences and exhibitions.
European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association – ETNO is the voice of Europe’s telecoms and electronic communications operators in Brussels.
Federation of Telecoms Engineers of the EC – An international association that is committed to affecting telecommunication developments throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
Global Billing Association – Representing the telecommunications billing industry.
Indiana Telecommunications Association – (ITA) A non-profit trade association representing Indiana’s telecommunications industry.
International Communications Induistries Association-ICIA – Educating, training and certifying the communications industry.
International Inbound Services Forum – The homepage of the International Inbound Telecommunications Services for carriers providing international freephone (toll free)services, Home Country Direct services and other inbound services internationally.
International Institute of Communications – The Institute’s purpose is to explore and debate critical issues in communications and their economic, cultural, social and public policy impact.
Mass Network Communications Council – A nonprofit industry association comprised of 240 telecommunications companies and their affiliates who operate in Massachusetts.
Mobile Telecoms Advisory Group – UK-based group provides information on mobile phone health issues, summaries of health reports, explanations of base stations and mobile masts, and planning policies and best practice models for mast developments.
The National Association of Black Telecommunications Professionals, Inc. – A non-profit organization that provides career development, networking, scholarships, awards, and other services to African American professionals in the telecom industry.
National Association of Minorities in Communications – NAMIC is an organization which educates, advocates and empowers for the cause of diversity in the telecommunications industry.
The National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (NARTE) – Grants certification in telecommunications, electromagnetic compatibility and electrostatic discharge control. FCC commercial license exams also administered.
National Association of Regulatory Commissioners (NARUC) – NARUC is an association comprised of the Commissioners from utility regulatory bodies in each state (i.e., Public Service Commissions (PSC), Public Utilities Commissions (PUC)
National Association of Telecommunication Officers and Administrators – NATOA – Professional association of municipal, state, county, and federal telecommunication officers and administrators.
National Centrex Users Group (NCUG) – Provides a platform to deal with issues associated with regulation, product development, and delivery of Centrex, DMS, PBX, ILEC, CLEC, network, and paging products and services.
National Coordinating Center for Telecommunications – Government/industry center that provides emergency response capabilities for the US government and the telecommunications industry.
National ITFS Association – A non-profit, professional organization of Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS) licensees.
National Telephone Cooperative Association (NTCA) – Non-profit association representing small and rural telephone cooperatives and commercial companies. Member services include government affairs, educational and public relations programs and legal and industry representation.
New York State Telecommunications Association – Advocate for New York’s telecommunications industry.
North Carolina Consortium of Internet Service Providers (NCCISP) – Includes event log, calendar, industry news, and legislation information.
OPASTCO.org – The Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunication Companies
QuEST Forum – A telecom quality association offering information and services on benchmark standards including ISO 9000, TL 9000, RQMS and other telecommunication metrics and measurments.
Rural Telecommunications Congress – Facilitates the growth and development of rural telecommunications infrastructure, applications, and policy.
SASI (France) – S.A.S.I. works in the domain of telecommunication and data processing, study of tools and instrumentation, realisation of hardware and software equipment.
Telecom Trader – U.S. network of communications contractors representing a full spectrum of telecommunications services.
Telecom.eu.org – Campaigning for fair telephone charges for all European telephone subscribers.
Telecommunication Association of Michigan – Association serving Michigan’s ILECs, CLECs, wireless providers, cable TV providers, and other firms specializing in the telecommunications industry.
Telecommunications Benchmarking International Group – TBOG – Business process engineering, leading member companies to exceptional performance and recognition by their customers.
Telecommunications Executive Network (TEN) – A networking association for senior executives within the telecommunications industry and its periphery, holding quarterly CEO panel sessions and cocktail receptions
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) – Full-service trade association representing providers of communications and information technology products and services in the global marketplace.
United States Telephone Association – Broad based association for the local exchange carrier industry.
Resources in telecommunication
Alden Systems, Inc. – A Birmingham, Alabama-based software company specializing in the creation of asset management software and the provision of process-driven services for the telecommunications industry.
All Conference Services – Provides information about conference calling, audio, video and web conferencing services.
Analysys – Online subscription services, strategic briefing reports, consultancy and conferences for the telecoms industry
Avaya PBX Administration Guide – Information and troubleshooting guide for administering or building Avaya systems. Event errors and error codes explained.
BCMguy.com – Norstar specialist, supporting traditional voice, converged and pure VoIP telephone systems. Omaha
Blacksburg Electronic Village – Technical Reports – A series of technical and research reports about BEV and municipal broadband network issues.
BTL Communications UK – UK based voice and data communication consultancy, offering solutions on voice and data communications issues from VPN DSL networks to voice recording.
Caller ID FAQ – Detailed information on Caller ID, explaining the hardware and software requirements, and reviewing dozens of Caller ID programs. Includes hints and tools for those developing their own software.
Canarie – An organization dedicated to the research and implementation of advanced broadband telecommunication networks and applications that stimulate economic growth and increase Canada’s international competitiveness.
Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI) – University-based research center focusing on strategy, management and policy issues in telecommunications and computing.
The Commonwealth Government and Business Guide to ICT – The Commonwealth Government & Business Guide to Information and Communication Technology is a resource of information about ICT in the Commonwealth for use by Government Ministers, Regulators, Utility Heads and leaders of the Communications Industry.
Communications Standards Review – Reports on US and international telecommunications standards meetings for multimedia and wireline access technologies.
Conference Manual – Guide on audio, video and other conference calls.
Converging Industries Research Foundation (CIRF) – Policy research papers on infrastructure deployment and the convergence of the telecommunications, Internet, wireless, cable TV, broadcast, and satellite industries. Site includes results from a fiber optic deployment model.
Data Center Exchange – Database of data centers, colocation facilities and telecomunications sites with space available for sale or lease. Compare specifications for power, connectivity, and space.
Economic TeleDevelopment Forum – Specializing in telecommunications infrastructure investment and community economic development public policy.
FindLaw – Communications Law and Regulation – This summary outlines many of the basic issues confronting telecommunications law practitioners.
Glossary of Telecommunications Terms – Glossary of terms and abbreviations used in the telecommunications industry.
International City and Country Codes – Listing of international country and city dialing codes.
Internet Telecom Project – A small group dedicated to the dissemination and discussion of reliable telecommunications information. The Project is not involved in advocacy, lobbying, or representation.
National Telecommunications And Information Administration – US President’s principal adviser on telecommunications and information policy.
Network Insight Institute – Provides independent information, ideas, seminars and publications for the community and industry about the future of media, telecommunications and on-line services.
PBX Info – Information on PBX and other Telecom systems, including Voicemail, VoIP and Unified Messaging.
Phillips International, Inc. – Phillips provides a wide range of information products and services for both consumer and business-to-business telecommunication markets. They maintain a number of internet business and telecommunication market-focused web sites.
Private Line – Informative and detailed articles on the telecommunications and wireless industries, with a large section covering the history of telephone networks.
The Progress & Freedom Foundation – A think tank devoted to the study of the digital revolution. Studies, papers, and reports on e-commerce, telecommunications, and energy. Generally supports deregulation and free market in telecommunications.
Sam’s Tech Page – Information regarding the Telecommunications Industry such as Central Office, ISDN, DSL, VoIP and more
sc5m.com – Service provider for vendors and users of telecommunications networks.
SMi Conferences – Linking business with information through the delivery of quality business information services.
Technology Guides – Impartial and free technical papers covering communications, networking and Internet technology.
Technology Warranty Solutions LLS – Offers warranties on telecom products and data products.
TECHtionary – An animated dictionary on telecommunications, data networking and internet technology.
The Telecom Network – Telecom resources for Interconnects.
Telecom Toolbox – A suite of telecommunications market research tools for telecommunicationservice providers from Taylor Nelson Sofres Telecoms (TNS Telecoms)
TelecomBriefings.com – A series of one day Executive Briefings on specific areas of optical networks including tunable lasers, DWDM devices, automation in photonics, and optical amplifiers.
Telecommunications Act of 1996 – Full text of Act (S.652) as published by the 104th United States Congress.
Telecommunications in Canada – Reference material and overviews pertaining to the history, achievements, and activities of the telecommunications community in Canada.
Telecommunications Reports International – Subscription based newsletters, online services, special reports and research services. Intelligence on all areas of the domestic and international telecommunications business.
TeleJungle – Web articles/links, headline news, and market research for the Telecom industry
Telephone System Learning Seminars Inc. – Telephone system basics, seminar’s on how to negotiate, purchase and install the best phone system for your company.
TelephonyIndex – Comprehensive resource for locating interactive voice response, call center and computer telephony products.
Telintell – Provides free access to reports on the telecoms sector.
TNS Telecoms – TNS Telecoms, the world’s largest telecom market information company, offers a host of products derived from ongoing syndicated data collection.
The Virtual Technician – Telephone wiring installation and repair guide.
Voice&Data Online – A central node for communications equipment, sales and service in Australia.
Webify.Us – Working to demonstrate business relevance for web 2.0 communication and collaboration tools.
Westbay Engineers Limited – Assisting the global network professional with telecommunications traffic design and analysis.