is a technical planning and standards development organization that is committed to rapidly developing and promoting technical and operations standards for the communications and related information technologies industry worldwide using a pragmatic, flexible and open approach.
The ATIS Board of Directors firmly believes that the creation of yet another communications standards organization does not best meet the needs of the industry," said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller.
Copies of the blueprint were delivered to ATIS committee leaders and TIA representatives this week.
Industry experts from more than 400 telecommunications companies participate in ATIS committees, whose work focus includes network interconnection standards, number portability, improved data transmission, wireless communications, critical network infrastructure, Internet telephony, toll-free access, and order and billing issues.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) frequently refers operations issues to ATIS committees for recommended solutions.
Information on ATIS is available on the World Wide Web at www.
ATIS has a solid, well-respected track record for bringing the industry together to develop solutions enhancing interoperability and reliability of telecommunications networks, equipment, and services.
Nearly 3,000 experts from over 400 telecommunications companies participate in ATIS committees, whose work focus includes network interconnection standards, number portability, improved data transmission, wireless communications, Internet telephony, toll-free access, and order and billing issues.
The ATIS Document Center is accessible through the ATIS Web site, located at www.
Available documents include those from the following ATIS sponsored committees: Standards Committee T1; the Ordering and Billing Forum (OBF); the Telecommunications Industry Forum (TCIF); the Internetwork Interoperability Test Coordination (IITC) Committee; the Industry Numbering Committee (INC); the Network Reliability Steering Committee (NRSC); the Network and Services Integration Forum (NSIF); the Data-Aware Transport Activity (DATA) Group; the Protection Engineers Group (PEG); Standards Committee O5 (O5); the Network Interconnection Interoperability Forum (NIIF); and the Toll Fraud Prevention Committee (TFPC).
In developing the ATIS Document Center, we carefully listened to industry and government leaders and shared their concern for how U.
There is a clear need to demonstrate how the entire North American telecommunications industry - carriers, manufacturers, resellers, service providers, and software manufacturers working together under the ATIS umbrella - are successfully devising mutually acceptable standards and requirements that are timely, market driven, and ready for global acceptance.