Dear Telecom Professional,
Divestiture took place on January 1, 1984 in the USA and the Bell System
was dead. In its place was a new AT&T and seven regional Bell operating
companies (collectively, the RBOCs.) Most see this as the birth of global
competitive telecoms. Mr Barrington Roy Schiller was invited to sit on the board
and International Resale Committee of the TRA,
Telecom reseller's Association in Washington USA, the trade association
which was formed to represent the new breed of new telecos which were being born
in this new deregulated environment of competitive telecoms. A decade later
Europe followed so in
Barrington Roy Schiller brought Senior Executives in the International Telecom
World together to form this Association, which was based upon the work of
the TRA . The
remit was to promote competitive Telecommunications in Europe via resale in accordance
with the roll out of the WTO accord.
The ITRE was therefore formed as a non-government organisation as the first European Association for National and International Carriers , PTTs and Resellers to lobby and better understand the deregulated environment and be informed of the latest legislation and services available to them. The ITRE also offered a one-stop-shop to companies both in and outside of Europe as a forum to allow them to exchange information.
The ITRE evolved with time and soon had members which could offer legal, regulatory and accounting services, staff recruitment, site finding, research, marketing, financing, purchasing, advice on all telecom matters, consultancy, grants, acquisitions and mergers. Switching, switch sales, diallers, intelligence reports, bandwidth, call centre management, billing and a host of other products and services.
As such the beginning of 2003 saw the roll out of the WTO accord all but completed and millions of new Telecom staff had joined the industry with each being trained by those who had come before so we of the ITRE changed the emphasis from corporate assistance to making our prime goal that of making the industry "A PROFESSION"* and to offer Professional Personal Membership" to bona fide Executives in Telecom and allied Telecom (publishers, conference organisers, Lawyers etc) Industries and giving them true Professional status and use the letters Memb. ITRE or Asso. ITRE after their name to add to their professional status.
To Promote the Continuing professional development of our members we now organize networking, corporate hospitality, conferences , exhibitions, travel and accommodation to telecom events, newsletters, media purchasing, speaking and publishing opportunities under a common academic framework.
Membership is available to all bona fide Senior Telecom Executives and also to companies who are willing to support their employees Continuing Professional Development in this multi-billion-dollar industry. Some of our members are the leading companies in the industry. Others are small companies wishing high growth from highly Motivated, Trained and Connected Staff. Each Corporate Member is represented by and can Sponsor their Senior Executives. (The Decision Makers)
This coming together of telecommunications professionals fulfils the demand of the Industry to acquire and pool knowledge and promote the industry as a profession standing as one united front. We never forget however that our first and foremost remit is to promote reselling and to support our reseller members with teh best carrier rates at the best quality possible as well as assisting new resellers to enter the market. We look forward to working together with you in this exciting industry, If you are a Senior Telecom Executive join us today
Founder and Director General