Industry Initiatives WIA is leading the wireless marketplace by identifying and cultivating key collaborative efforts. Our industry initiatives develop positive relationships between the industry, the community and their leaders. Innovation & Technology Council The Innovation and Technology Council (ITC) is the forum for forecasting the future of the wireless industry. Participants explore developments in the wider wireless industry, from cloud computing and advanced virtualization technologies to 5G standards and advanced network management techniques. The Council welcomes thought leaders from within the membership of WIA that are investigating and bringing to market technologies that will impact the industry. The group also hosts representatives from federal, state, and local agencies and departments to foster an understanding of how enabling connectivity impacts society. The ITC routinely publishes white papers as part of its mission of providing its members and the public with in-depth research related to the role of infrastructure to enable connectivity. You can learn more about the ITC by browsing WIA’s Resource Library, which features white papers written by ITC members. The HetNet Forum The HetNet Forum is dedicated to the advancement of heterogeneous networks. HetNets provide increased network coverage, capacity and quality through the use of a variety of infrastructure and technology, enabling seamless voice and data communications. Infrastructure Developers Forum The purpose of the Infrastructure Developers Forum (IDF) is to gather a diverse group of entrepreneurs active in the development of wireless infrastructure and create a forum for education, networking, and sharing of ideas among the group in such areas as development, finance, and management of wireless infrastructure. State Wireless Association Program WIA’s grassroots initiative that gives the wireless industry a strong unified voice at the state and local level. Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program The Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program (TIRAP) is a competency-based apprenticeship aimed at growing the productivity of the workforce as directly as possible. Powered by the Wireless Infrastructure Association and with partners across the country, TIRAP provides on-the-job training resources, support, and access to incentive funding for our members and other telecommunications companies. This registered apprenticeship program leads to a national credential recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor. Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum The Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum (WWLF) is a volunteer association for professional women in the wireless communications industry to share experiences and build connections.