Global standards development body Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) have announced a new agreement to advance collaboration on safety standards.
TIA is a leading association that represents manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks.
Under the agreement, TIA and UL will explore new opportunities for collaboration on new safety standards and encourage joint stakeholder participation in standards development projects.
UL Vice President, Standards, Phil Piqueira said Underwriters Laboratories is pleased to enter into the agreement with TIA and looks forward to sharing information to advance the development of effective safety standards.
“MOUs with TIA and other standards development organizations help expand our knowledge base and drive utilization of best practices in ways that are mutually beneficial—which helps our organization achieve its mission of working for a safer world,” Piqueira said.
TIA Vice President, Standards, David Bain said as the pace of technology continues to accelerate, developing timely and effective safety standards to accompany those technologies is more important than ever before.
“TIA’s engineering committees are on the forefront of change, creating standards that enable safety and reliability in information communication technology,” Bain said. “We are looking forward to collaboration with UL to further improve quality and safety through existing and new standards projects.”
TIA and UL will share information, insights, and knowledge about their standards activities, work together to identify and analyze areas of safety standards overlap and explore opportunities for collaboration on potential safety standards. At the same time, the two organizations will facilitate stakeholder participation in each other’s standards development processes and support co-publication efforts.