The Telecommunications Industry Association and Parks Associates, the leading international market research and consulting firm focused on the connected consumer and residential technology solutions, have agreed to co-locate the 16th annual CONNECTIONS: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase at the TIA 2012
: Inside the Network Conference and Exhibition being held June 5-7, 2012, in Dallas, Texas. In addition, Parks Associates will host a "Connected Home Pavilion" as part of the TIA 2012 exhibition and demonstration area.
TIA 2012 and CONNECTIONS are unique industry events. Focused on innovation and thought leadership, TIA 2012 is the annual gathering of the community of technology suppliers that forms the foundation of global communications, which rely on optimized, secure, scalable and sustainable networks. CONNECTIONS combines consumer research, analyst expertise, and industry knowledge to offer the premier event on new business models and opportunities in digital media/content, mobile applications and services, connected consumer electronics, broadband and value-added services, and home systems.
"Parks Associates has demonstrated a strong record of leadership, vision and high-quality information products focused on a critical area of innovation in the ICT industry: the Connected Home. Together, Parks Associates and TIA will showcase the leading applications, protocols and devices that are converging in the home, ushering in a new era of service delivery and value for consumers, network operators and solutions vendors alike," said Grant Seiffert, President of TIA.
TIA 2012: Inside the Network (see tia2012.org) features multiple educational tracks, including Optical Networking, Green ICT, Network Convergence, M2M & Connected Devices, Mobile Backhaul and more. It also features specialty conferences, technology demonstrations, and a Network R&D Showcase Pavilion, positioning this industry event as the leading business and technology exhibition for the converged network community.
"TIA is at the forefront of global communications innovations, and we are excited about the opportunity to co-locate with TIA 2012. This partnership brings enhanced value to the CONNECTIONS community, providing our audience with additional opportunities to network with communications executives and preview emerging products," said Tricia Parks, CEO, Parks Associates. "U.S. unit sales of connected devices will rise to over 500 million by 2015, creating a broad foundation for deploying new communications, bundled services, and entertainment offerings. We are looking forward to this year's event and a successful collaboration with TIA."