Industry Organizations

Federal Communications Commission
The Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and US territories. It was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and operates as an independent US government agency overseen by Congress. The commission is committed to being a responsive, efficient and effective agency capable of facing the technological and economic opportunities of the new millennium.

Smart Antenna Research Laboratory
The mission of the SARL is to employ multiple antennas in radio transmissions to enhance the performance of wireless networks.

Multiple Antenna Research & Solutions
MARS is a research group on multiple antenna and space time coding in the Mathematical Sciences Research Center at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies.

IEEE – Antennas and Propagation Society
The field of interest of the Society includes the following: antennas, including analysis, design, development, measurement, and testing; radiation, propagation, and the interaction of electromagnetic waves with discrete and continuous media; and applications and systems pertinent to antennas, propagation, and sensing, such as applied optics, millimeter- and sub-millimeter-wave techniques, antenna signal processing and control, radio astronomy, and propagation and radiation aspects of terrestrial and space-based communication, including wireless, mobile, satellite, and telecommunications.

PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association
The Wireless Infrastructure Association is the trade association representing the companies that make up the wireless telecommunications infrastructure industry.  The members include the carriers, infrastructure providers and professional services firms that own and manage more than 125,000 telecommunications facilities throughout the world.

CTIA – The Wireless Association
The Wireless Association is an international nonprofit membership organization that has represented the wireless communications industry since 1984. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products.

WCAI – Wireless Communications Association
Founded in 1988, The Wireless Communications Association International (WCAI) is a technology-neutral trade association whose mission is to enhance the success of wireless communications platforms. WCAI serves a member community of wireless operators, suppliers, consultants, educators, and other industry collaborators.

VTAG – Virginia Tech Antenna Group
The Antenna Group mission is to assist industry and government with research and development in antennas, propagation, and communication systems. The Virginia Tech Antenna Group (VTAG) has two measurement facilities and a computational laboratory.

TIA – Telecommunications Industry Association
The TIA is a trade association representing the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry through Standards development, Policy initiatives, business opportunities, market intelligence and networking events. With support from hundreds of members, TIA enhances the business environment for companies involved in telecom, broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite, unified communications, emergency communications and the greening of technology. TIA is accredited by ANSI.

APCO International
APCO International is an organization of public safety communications professionals. It serves the needs of public safety communications practitioners worldwide, and the welfare of the general public as a whole, by providing complete expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach.

UCLA ARAM Laboratory
Teaching and fostering creative research in modern electromagnetics, communications and antennas by addressing the needs of industry, government and the scientific community.

Antenna Research Lab (ARL) – Villanova Univ.
The lab is currently supporting research on low-profile, electrically small and reconfigurable antennas, ultra-wideband antennas, metamaterial surfaces and media, through-the-wall microwave imaging, millimeter-wave scale-model measurement, and design automation and optimization using evolutionary computational techniques.

Antennas Research Group – Queen Mary, University of London
The Antennas & Electromganteics research group has a strong team of academics and researchers working on various areas related to antenna engineering, bio-electromagnetics, novel materials for enhanced performance and antenna & Em theory and metrology concepts.

TCS Consultants, Inc.
TCS Consultants, Inc. provides wireless consultation for point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, wireless ISP, mobile radio applications such as cellular, trunked, paging, and conventional, to leased-line replacement design.

UMTS Forum
Mobile broadband is changing the way we communicate. The UMTS Forum helps all players in this dynamic value chain understand and profit from the opportunities of 3G/UMTS networks and their Long Term Evolution (4G LTE).

The CDG, founded in December 1993, is an international consortium of companies who work together to lead the growth and evolution of advanced wireless telecommunication systems. The CDG is comprised of service providers, infrastructure manufacturers, device suppliers, test equipment vendors, application developers and content providers. Its members jointly define the technical requirements for the evolution of CDMA2000 and complementary 4G systems and interoperability with other emerging wireless technologies to expand the availability of wireless products and services to consumers and businesses worldwide.

SIA – Satellite Industry Association
The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) is a Washington D.C. based trade association representing the leading global satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers.

Bluetooth Special Interest Group
Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is a privately held, not-for-profit trade association. Founded in 1998, Bluetooth SIG celebrated its 10th year anniversary in 2008. Bluetooth SIG, Inc. does not make, manufacture, or sell Bluetooth enabled products. The main tasks for Bluetooth SIG are to publish Bluetooth specifications, administer the qualification program, protect the Bluetooth trademarks, and evangelize Bluetooth wireless technology.

ZigBee Alliance
Established in 2002, the ZigBee Alliance is an open, non-profit association of members that has created a thriving global ecosystem. Anyone can join the membership comprised of businesses, universities and government agencies from around the globe. The activities and direction are determined by members as they act to meet evolving needs in a fast-paced world.

ATIS member companies develop the standards and solutions that are creating the future of the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. From efforts to realize the cost benefits of cloud services, to standards underpinning the nation’s emergency communications system, to improvements in data access to support health care delivery, or developing new avenues to interactive sources of entertainment, ATIS’ work makes ICT innovation possible.

CEA – Consumer Electronics Association
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) unites 2,000 companies within the consumer technology industry. Members tap into valuable and innovative members-only resources: unparalleled market research, networking opportunities with business advocates and leaders, up-to-date educational programs and technical training, exposure in extensive promotional programs, and representation from the voice of the industry.

Wireless Innovation Forum
Established in 1996, the Wireless Innovation Forum is an non-profit “mutual benefit corporation” dedicated driving technology innovation in commercial, civil, and defense communications around the world. Forum members bring a broad base of experience in Software Defined Radio (SDR), Cognitive Radio(CR) and Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) technologies in diverse markets and at all levels of the wireless value chain to address emerging wireless communications requirements through enhanced value, reduced total life cost of ownership, and accelerated deployment of standardized families of products, technologies and services.

The DAS Forum
Founded in 2006, the DAS Forum is the only national network of leaders focused exclusively on shaping the future of DAS as a viable complement to traditional macro cell sites and a solution to the deployment of wireless services in challenging environments.

WiMAX Forum
The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16. The WiMAX Forum’s primary goal is to accelerate the adoption, deployment and expansion of WiMAX technologies across the globe while facilitating roaming agreements, sharing best practices within the membership and certifying products.