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Broadband Forum: “AI to boost network services”

Two new industry standards championed by the Broadband Forum aim to help service providers further improve the quality of network services delivered to customers thanks to Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as solve or anticipate network faults. The Automated Intelligence Management (AIM) framework relies on AI, Machine Learning (ML), and automation to improve operational efficiency […]

January 15, 2024

prpl Foundation launches HL-API certification programme

Internet service providers can now trust that vendor Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) running prplOS will interoperate with their device management systems and burgeoning application ecosystems, through the new High-Level Application Programming Interface (HL-API) certification programme from the prpl Foundation. App-enabled service Gateways are currently in high-demand, as operators look to offer new and value-added services […]

November 27, 2023

Broadband Forum appoints Thomas as CEO

The Broadband Forum’s Board of Directors has selected industry veteran Craig Thomas to be the Forum’s next Chief Executive Officer. Thomas will be responsible for leading the Forum, reshaping it to transition from connectivity-driven to delivering standards for intelligent, services-led networks that prioritise the user experience. “We are entering a new era for broadband where […]

October 11, 2023

Broadband bodies co-operate on future capabilities

Trade bodies the Broadband Forum and the Fiber Broadband Association have signed an agreement in principle to advance the industry forward with future-proof, high-capacity, low latency fibre broadband capabilities that will enable the Metaverse and beyond. With a common focus on developing and educating the broadband industry on best practices, the agreement will combine the […]

July 19, 2023By Colin Mann

Broadband Forum’s new Executive Advisory Board

AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Nokia, Orange and Vodafone are amongst the list of firms to join the Broadband Forum’s new Executive Advisory Board (EAB). The EAB will advise the Broadband Forum’s Board of Directors to help the organisation and the wider broadband industry gain new insights to pinpoint industry challenges and explore new market opportunities. […]

July 12, 2023By Chris Forrester

5G FWA boost for MDU connectivity

A new project has been launched by open standards development body Broadband Forum to help connect Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs), such as apartment complexes, with 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) to help reach up to multi-gigabit connectivity speeds. The ‘Fixed Wireless Access Extension’ project from Broadband Forum’s Wireless Wireline Convergence (WWC) Work Area will focus on […]

July 6, 2023By Colin Mann

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