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Light Reading and TIA Announce Enhanced Collaboration to Drive Global Communications Marketplace Forward

Organizations Continue Existing Collaboration with a Renewed Focus on Marketing, Content-Sharing, Research and Speaker Exchanges

NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Light Reading (, the market-leading online community for the global communications sector, and the Telecommunications Industry Association, the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced an enhanced collaboration involving marketing, content-sharing, research and speaker exchanges. combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Light Reading leverages the industry's most trusted telecom research brands, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, to contribute to the only integrated business information platform serving the $4 trillion global communications industry" border="0" alt="Light Reading ( combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Light Reading leverages the industry's most trusted telecom research brands, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, to contribute to the only integrated business information platform serving the $4 trillion global communications industry" align="middle" src=""/>

Both TIA and Light Reading will continue advancing readiness for change within the communications ecosystem in the areas of software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G networks, big data analytics, cloud and data centers, and other trends. 

Stephen Saunders, Founder and CEO of Light Reading, said, "We are very pleased to combine our expertise and resources with TIA on a host of projects to accelerate the global communications industry.  We look forward to continue working closely with TIA as we have in the past."

TIA President Grant Seiffert commented, "The ICT industry is facing rapid transformation and unprecedented demand as a result of the tremendous growth of mobile, video and the cloud. Our continued affiliation with Light Reading will enrich both the guidance and information available on how to strategize and plan for future networks, while continuing to make that information readily available to the carriers, end users and suppliers who need it most."

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Follow TIA on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, TIA NOW and Google+ for latest updates. 

About Light Reading
Light Reading ( combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile, and wireline executives across five continents.

About TIA
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit for more details. 

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI's Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit for details.

Media Contacts:
Meryl Franzman for Light Reading
Beyond Words Communications Inc.
[email protected] 
617 739 1769

Taly Walsh
[email protected] 
703 907 7744

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