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Aug 10, 2016, 09:00 ET Broadband Forum brings NFV home

The first ever specifications for the virtual Residential Gateway were released today, as the Broadband Forum concluded work on a landmark project...


Jul 28, 2016, 09:00 ET Broadband Forum and ON.Lab collaborate on CORD

The Broadband Forum today announced it has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Open Networking Laboratory (ON.Lab), with the aim of...


Feb 04, 2016, 07:30 ET Gigabit subscribers projected to be at least 100 million by 2020

 Many leading markets will adopt G.fast in the next five years, with coverage in some mature countries, potentially approaching 50 per...


Nov 24, 2015, 12:54 ET Broadband Forum brings Fiber closer to home

Bringing optical fiber speeds and applications to customers around the world became significantly more achievable for service providers this week,...


Oct 21, 2014, 04:09 ET Dawn of Ultrafast Broadband Era

 Ultrafast broadband, that can enable the Internet of Everything, which includes 4K-video and cloud-based applications, is a growing presence...


Jun 03, 2014, 08:00 ET Brazil Broadband Faces Its Biggest Challenge

 Broadband access in Brazil is facing a massive challenge as the country prepares to host the FIFA World Cup and the expected millions of...


Jun 18, 2013, 00:05 ET Broadband Forum Launches BroadbandSuite™ 6.2 Establishing a New Standard for G-PON Network Interoperability

The Broadband Forum today released BroadbandSuite 6.2, which establishes a fiber interoperability test plan and offers new options to accelerate...


Apr 16, 2013, 08:08 ET FTTx Supercharges Broadband Deployment

More than 50 million new broadband subscribers added in 2012 To see this release with full charts and graphs associated, please...


Feb 20, 2013, 12:11 ET Fiber Drives Global Broadband Access Forward

FTTx access now serves more than 105 million global subscribers worldwide News Highlights: - 54 million broadband subscribers added from 3Q...


Oct 10, 2012, 08:00 ET Broadband Forum Holds Industry's First VDSL2 G.vector Plugfest

Providing an opportunity for companies that manufacture VDSL2 G.vector chipsets to perform interoperability testing based on the Broadband...


Jun 19, 2012, 03:32 ET Ovum Report Confirms 147 Million Devices Managed By Broadband Forum's TR-069 Protocol

News Highlights: - New Ovum Report confirms over 147 million CPE devices managed using TR-069 CPE WAN management protocol (YE2011) and that...


Feb 07, 2012, 05:06 ET Broadband Forum Launches BroadbandSuite™ 6.0- 4G/LTE Ready Mobile Backhaul

New BroadbandSuite™ 6.0 Release enables industry migration to next generation converged networks News Highlights: -...


Dec 01, 2011, 08:00 ET Another ONU Added to the Growing List of Broadband Forum G-PON ONU Certification

ZTE joined an elite group of companies that now have certified G-PON products, after successfully completing the Broadband Forum's rigorous BBF.247...


Oct 26, 2011, 08:00 ET Announcing First Products To Achieve Broadband Forum G-PON ONU Certification

Seven products have now passed the new Broadband Forum G-PON ONU Certification Program and achieved full Certification, speeding the arrival of...


Sep 21, 2011, 08:00 ET Broadband Forum Delivers Fiber Solution Set

The Broadband Forum has brought widespread deployment of superfast broadband a step closer with the launch today of its comprehensive fiber...


Sep 20, 2010, 03:00 ET Forging a True Global Connection - Broadband Passes 500 Million Subscribers

To see this release with full charts and graphs associated, please visit...


Feb 09, 2010, 05:05 ET Broadband Forum Launches First Ever Certification Program

At the MPLS & Ethernet World Congress today, the Broadband Forum announced its first ever certification program as a crucial component in its...


Sep 30, 2008, 01:00 ET Broadband Deployment Going Strong as Subscriber Numbers Top 380 Million

BRUSSELS, Belgium, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Europe is leading the way in terms of broadband subscriber growth for the second year...


Jul 14, 2008, 01:00 ET IPTV Deployments Double for the Second Year Running as Broadband Continues to Achieve Strong Growth

HONG KONG, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Broadband Forum, formerly the DSL Forum, has today announced the latest Broadband and IPTV...