The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) – an association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, and the Internet of Things Community (IoT Community) – a global independent IoT community, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the acceleration of the digital transformation of the Internet of Things and further technological development.
The two organizations plan to share commercial, technical, and standardization insights and explore opportunities for collaboration on technologies, exchange information and expertise, and develop solutions to accelerate the development of the Internet of Things in such areas as smart buildings, manufacturing, connected vehicles, intelligent transportation, healthcare and more.
“Harnessing the power of the Internet of Things is essential for the successful development of smart buildings and eventually smart cities,” said Harry Smeenk, senior vice president, Technology Programs, TIA. “TIA looks forward to working with the IoT Community to enhance the development of the Internet of Things and enable the digital transformation of smart cities and smart buildings.”
Along with partnering on the initiatives, the organizations will work to educate industries on the role of the Internet of Things in buildings, collaborate on events, and share relevant research and expertise.
“The two organizations complement each other beautifully,” said Nancy Shemwell, chief operating officer, Internet of Things Community. “The IoT and IIoT “edge” and the associated opportunities and challenges are top of mind with today’s corporations and end users. Ensuring a smooth and secure implementation of these mass evolving technologies is key. Capitalizing on the capabilities of both organizations and their unique areas of thought leadership is of tremendous value to the overall industry.”