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Broadband Forum: Operators eying CPE ARPU growth potential

Smarter Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) that drives an à la carte and differentiated service offering at the touch of a button will be essential for operators to secure new revenue opportunities and reverse declining ARPU, suggests Broadband Forum Managing Director Ken Ko. With traditional revenue streams, such as fixed voice and IPTV, decreasing, Ko is […]

March 14, 2023By Colin Mann

Broadband Forum, HomeGrid Forum GHNA collaboration

Collaboration between Broadband Forum and HomeGrid Forum has helped unlock greater interoperability and gigabit plus performance for service providers, as the two leading standards development organisations have jointly developed a GHNA ( Access) Certification Programme. The GHNA Certification Programme is designed to combine Broadband Forum-based performance testing with HomeGrid Forum-based compliance and interoperability testing for […]

September 8, 2022

Broadband Forum in major cloud-native network cost breakthrough

Operators globally now have the tools to flexibly plan and build their cloud-native networks and deliver faster services to their customers, thanks to Broadband Forum publishing Release 5.0 of its Open Broadband – Broadband Access Abstraction (OB-BAA) open-source project. With the Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) market expected to reach $122 billion by 2027, the latest […]

May 20, 2022

Report: Copper path can lead to fibre dividends

For telecom operators and service providers seeking to roll out future-proofed fibre-grade services, open standards development organisation Broadband Forum has published its latest technical report to help ensure that homes and businesses have access to faster, more reliable broadband connectivity by harnessing the copper infrastructure. The TR-419 (Fiber Access Extension over Existing Copper Infrastructure) report […]

February 22, 2021

Connected device boom demands user services focus

Increasing demands for faster, more efficient and more reliable ways to manage connected devices will make 2021 the year of service and device lifecycle management, according to open broadband standards development organisation the Broadband Forum. Broadband Forum’s User Services Platform (USP) standard offers related data models and the communication protocol to master such needs. The […]

February 2, 2021

Study: Open standards critical to connected home future

More than three out of every four (76 per cent) broadband service providers have either started to implement open standards development organisation the Broadband Forum’s User Services Platform (USP) or plan to do so in the next year, according to a new report. Respondents to a major new study

January 28, 2021

Broadband Forum: Record year for open standards

A record year for the development of industry-wide standardised solutions and technical specifications (Open Standards), and open-source technology projects (Open Source), 2020 saw the Broadband Forum continue to support phenomenal levels of global growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers. As an ever-greater percentage of the world’s population come online at an ever more […]

December 7, 2020

Broadband Forum standards 5G adoption boost

Open standards development organisation Broadband Forum has published three new standards, which it says marks a major step forward in unlocking a new wave of 5G innovation and prepare telcos for the mass adoption of 5G. The three new specifications will allow telcos to build their 5G networks with open, cloud-native platforms that utilise software […]

November 24, 2020

Broadband Forum finalises specs to increase gateway scalability

Operators facing increasing bandwidth demands will now be able to increase the scalability of their networks in a more flexible way, as Broadband Forum completed its specifications for Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) disaggregation. With video and broadband consumption continuing to grow, Broadband Forum’s ‘Control and User Plane Separation for a Disaggregated BNG’ (TR-459) addresses the […]

October 7, 2020

Verizon & China Unicom join Broadband Forum board

Broadband Forum has strengthened its board of directors, adding two new operators – Verizon and China Unicom – as its work to develop and standardise next-generation broadband services continues. Mike Talbert, of Verizon, and Ding Hai, of China Unicom, are the latest members to join the board which includes representatives from BT, Calix, CommScope, Deutsche […]

September 10, 2020