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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2012

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ATIS Initiative Advances Communications Industry
Trust and Identity Solutions

Washington—ATIS today announced the launch of a Technology and Operations (TOPS) Council initiative to assess trust and identity management models across a broad range of industries with the goal of supporting development of potential communications industry service offerings. Trust and identity requirements vary across sectors, with companies in different industries, finance and health care for example; providers; and the government all having different models. The new ATIS initiative involves surveying across sectors to seek synergies with existing and emerging ICT industry trust and identity efforts. This analysis will help the communications industry better understand factors essential to developing network-based trust and identity solutions.

“The ability to provide secure, reliable, private communication between entities drives the success of telecommunications industry solutions,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “By better understanding the many varied trust and identity models that exist today, this new ATIS initiative provides valuable information for creating new offerings to foster the trust needed for the adoption of new innovations.”

As the foundation for its work, this ATIS initiative leverages the work of ATIS’ Cloud Services Forum (CSF), which developed the Trusted Information Exchange (TIE) (ATIS-0200008) standard to establish a functional design for a network operator-based federated trust model. Leveraging the TIE specification, the Trust & Identity Landscape Team will focus initially on addressing; directory; identity, including subscriber data management; and the trust framework. Another of ATIS’ fast-tracked initiatives, the initial phase of this work has an anticipated completion date of year-end 2012. Please see the ATIS Document Center for more information.

About ATIS
As a leading technology and solutions development organization, ATIS brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s most-pressing business priorities. Through ATIS committees and forums, nearly 200 companies address cloud services, device solutions, emergency services, M2M communications, cyber security, ehealth, network evolution, quality of service, billing support, operations, and more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle — from design and innovation through solutions that include standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, and interoperability testing.

ATIS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a founding Partner of oneM2M, a member and major U.S. contributor to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio and Telecommunications sectors, and a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, visit