What is TIC?

Developed by a telecom research analyst with more than 23 years of experience in the industry,

TIC is made up of more than 120 telco service provider executives who provide unique insight into important business and technology trends, such as:

  • 5G
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)
  • Virtualization and Digital Transformation
  • Automation
  • The Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities
  • Industry 4.0
  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
  • Big Data
  • Malware & Cybersecurity

Why was TIC created?

Operator networks are undergoing massive transformation, and it’s vital for all players in the telco ecosystem to understand the trends and challenges that undergird that transformation.

But it’s difficult to find a trusted, unbiased source of information that identifies what’s really happening on operator networks.

Enter the Technology Innovation Council.

TIC gives network operators a platform to share their expertise, knowledge and insights.

TIC members answer several surveys each year on a variety of topics.

Results are then published in reports that all TIC members receive free of charge.

Being a member of the Technology Innovation Council couldn’t be simpler.


As a member of TIC, you receive a limited number of surveys each year – generally no more than one survey every other month.
  • Surveys typically take less than 3 minutes to complete.
  • If you can’t participate in a survey, it’s not a problem.
  • See a sample survey here.


All of your personal information remains completely anonymous.


Survey responses are used to generate reports.


As a member of TIC, you receive all reports free of charge.

Who are TIC members?

All members of TIC are scouted and personally invited to participate based on their extensive knowledge of their company’s network.

Organizations of all sizes and from around the world are represented.

TIC members are guaranteed anonymity, which enables them to participate meaningfully and provide knowledgeable feedback on business and technology trends.

Operator members receive a free copy of every report generated by the Technology Innovation Council.

About Us

TIC was developed by and is led by
Denise Culver, Research Director.

Denise has more than 23 years of experience in telecom and technology research.

She spent 12 years as a research analyst with Heavy Reading, covering a wide variety of telecommunications trends and technologies. Her career in telecom and tech journalism began in 1996, as a freelance writer for internationally known magazines like Inter@ctive Week, tele.com and InformationWeek. Denise is a winner of the Jesse H. Neal Award for editorial achievement, and she holds a BS in journalism from Texas A&M University.


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