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DMOZ: Telecommunications Associations External Link

A list of U.S. and international telecommunications industry associations.

International Telecommunication Union External Link

A specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for information and communication technologies. ITU coordinates the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promotes international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, works to improve telecommunication infrastructure in the developing world and establishes worldwide standards. ITU currently has a membership of 193 countries and over 700 private-sector entities and academic institutions. ITU is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and has twelve regional and area offices around the world.
The Library and Archives Service of ITU has recently made the Union's journals digitally available in the online collection ITU's journals through the ages: 1869-2015 External Link which is completely free. The collection is searchable and all journal issues can be browsed, read online or downloaded.

OECD Broadband and Telecom External Link

Provides statistics, policy papers, research reports and downloadable data on OECD countries. Broadband portal External Link provides access to a range of broadband-related statistics gathered by the OECD.

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United States

Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) External Link

Represents the global ICT industry through standards development, advocacy, tradeshows, and business opportunities.

Competitive Carriers Association External Link

Headquartered in Washington, DC, CCA is the premier association representing competitive wireless telecommunications providers across the United States. CCA serves the rural two-way wireless communication providers since it began in 1992.

CTIA External Link

CTIA represents the US wireless communications industry. The website provides industry data with facts and infographics as well as wireless consumer tips. The results of the Annual Wireless Industry Survey that CTIA conducts are also available on the website.

NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association External Link

NTCA is the principal trade association for the US cable TV industry, representing cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation's cable households and more than 200 cable program networks, as well as equipment suppliers and providers of other service. NTCA publishes broadband and wireless survey reports External Link annually.

National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) External Link

NETA serves public television licensees and educational entities in all 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Telecom Association External Link

TA members recommend and distribute telecom, data and technology solutions to businesses. TA vendors provide many of the solutions TA members recommend. Members get information about TA vendor solutions through TA vendor sponsored websites and opt-in TA vendor emails.

Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) External Link

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.

USTelecom External Link

A membership organization of 3,800 voice & data telecom agents, channel partners, independent consultants, network service integrators, business phone system equipment VARs & vendors founded in 1995 who serve business customers and share sales & marketing best practices.

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U.S. States Cable Associations

Arkansas Cable Telecommunications Association External Link

Founded in 1972 this organization is made up of cable companies in Arkansas working to provide broadband service.

Broadband Cable Association of Pennsylvania External Link

Claims to be the first cable association in the United States with history External Link back to 1948.

Indiana Cable Telecommunications Association External Link

The leading advocacy organization for the cable industry in Indiana.

Iowa Cable & Telecommunications Association External Link

Serves the business and legislative needs of Iowa's cable television and telecommunications industry.

Louisiana Cable & Telecommunications Association External Link

LCTA is the information hub for industry issues (local, state and federal) and represents the cable industry before the state legislature and the United States Congress.

Mississippi Cable Telecommunications Association External Link

MCTA is a trade association representing the cable operators in the state of Mississippi.

New Jersey Cable Telecommunications Association External Link

NJCTA is a voluntary trade organization, founded in 1965, and headquartered in Trenton across from the Statehouse.

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Other Regions and Countries External Link

Casbaa is an industry-based advocacy group dedicated to the promotion of multi-channel TV via cable, satellite, broadband and wireless video networks across the Asia-Pacific.

European Competitive Telecommunications Association External Link

Founded in 1998, ECTA is a European non-for-profit trade association representing the regulatory and commercial interests of electronic communication service providers and their suppliers. It is based in the UK. Reports External Link available.

European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association External Link

ETNO is the voice of Europe's telecoms and electronic communications operators in Brussels.

African Telecommunications Union (ATU) External Link

ATU is the leading continental organization fostering developments of information and communications technologies infrastructure and services.

Southern Africa Telecommunications Association (SATA) External Link

The Southern Africa Telecommunications Association (SATA) was established in 1980 in pursuant of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Treaty and the provisions of the SADC Protocol on Transport, Communications and Meteorology. Until 1999, the association was known as the Southern Africa Telecommunications Administrations (SATA). Full membership is now open to both fixed and mobile cellular operators who own a telecommunication network regardless of whether they are a public or a private enterprise. Other ICT stakeholders such as Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Equipment Manufacturers/Suppliers may join SATA as Associate Members only as approved by the SATA Executive Board.

Zona Latina External Link

Provides Latin American telecommunication resources link list for news, associations, national and international companies.

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