The Wireless Infrastructure Association is the principal trade association representing the companies that make up the wireless telecommunications and broadcast infrastructure industry.  Join the experts with over 60 years experience helping to build the industries that comprise the wireless telecommunications sector.  Today, WIA is the only association that dedicates itself to representing the unique business needs of the wireless infrastructure industry.

We provide industry leadership by giving our members the expertise to address pressing regulatory, marketplace and technology issues that have the highest impact on their businesses. WIA and its members work together to ensure that communities are able to meet critical wireless communications needs without compromising safety, or environmental and aesthetic priorities.

We represent the carriers, infrastructure providers and professional services firms that own and manage more than 130,000 telecommunications facilities throughout the world – providing information, representation, career and educational support essential to growing the industry.

Membership Benefits

The Wireless Infrastructure Association supports the expansion of infrastructure and has worked tirelessly to remove barriers to deployment.

Becoming a WIA member will allow you to:

  • Advocate on behalf of the wireless industry
  • Provide opportunities to grow your business
  • Educate policy makers and regulators
  • Be part of industry initiatives
  • Network with other industry leaders
  • Record of achievement in advancing policies that speed wireless broadband deployment and reduce costs, directly benefiting members’ product delivery and bottom lines
  • Association-wide focus on educating lawmakers on the role of wireless network and infrastructure operators, and the ecosystem of stakeholders they support
  • Dedicated Government Relations staff representing your interests with the FCC, state and local governments
  • Access to regulatory experts leading efforts to shape positive change in all industry segments
  • Educational events and webinars that serve the interests of industry and our members
  • Analysis and white papers from leading research organizations
  • Opportunities to guide and support WIA’s efforts to upgrade technical wireless training and education to provide the industry with a pipeline of trained professionals to meet growing needs for the build-out of 5G and beyond
  • WIA’s Telecommunication Education Center [TEC] is a dynamic learning program devoted to improving education, quality of work, and safety within the telecommunications industry.
    • Developed by WIA with help from academia, subject matter experts, and TEC’s advisory board. All course training and certification programs are customizable to meet the demands of your workforce development initiatives. WIA members receive a discount on all TEC courses.
  • The Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program (TIRAP) is a joint venture of telecommunications companies, industry associations and the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) that develops DoL-credentialed apprenticeship programs available to qualified employers for career development of the telecommunications workforce.
    • TIRAP’s mission is to partner with stakeholders to promote safety, enhance quality, and enable education and advancement opportunities in the telecommunications workforce that will meet network infrastructure build out needs.The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) is the National Sponsor of TIRAP.
  • Connectivity Expo – the only event dedicated exclusively to the business interests of the wireless infrastructure industry
  • Technology, Regulatory, State & Local Government Affairs Committees
    State Wireless Association Program (SWAP) quarterly events
  • Opportunity to leverage WIA’s increasingly diverse membership, and our relationships with leaders from sectors of the economy that rely on wireless broadband, including transportation, education and public safety
    • Outlet for press releases and social media
    • Marketing and promotional opportunities
    • Discounts on exhibit space, sponsorships, and attendee fees at the annual Connectivity Expo
    • Discounts on research and WIA’s Telecommunications Education Center’s customizable training programs and technical certifications

Alliance with our expanding organization strengthens your voice in the industry