OPATSCO, TIA form joint alliance

In the aftermath of the cancelled SUPERCOMM trade show, two of the telecom industry's largest trade groups--OPATSCO and TIA--have decided to establish what they are calling a "friendship agreement."

Obviously, both groups bring their own complementary clientele to the table. TIA has nearly 500 members that include primarily equipment manufacturers, vendors and suppliers, while OPATSCO has given a collective voice to over 530 independent service providers that reside in the U.S. and Canada.

As part of the agreement, TIA and OPATSCO will collaborate on networking events, promoting new technology innovations and common regulatory issues.

"Through this joint effort with TIA, OPASTCO plans to make our meetings even more vibrant and compelling," said OPASTCO President John N. Rose in a release. "This is a unique opportunity to further enhance the value of our events, including our convention and trade show, for our carrier members.

For more:
- see the release here
- xChange has this article

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