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Jun 26, 2017, 09:00 ET Start-ups and telecoms giants among latest additions to Broadband Forum as 15 new members join

The Broadband Forum today announced it has welcomed 15 new members – including three start-ups – as it continues to address the fast-changing...


Jun 13, 2017, 02:00 ET First six Gfast certified products announced by Broadband Forum and UNH-IOL

The Broadband Forum today announced the first six products to have successfully completed the Gfast certification program from the Forum and the...


Jun 13, 2017, 02:00 ET Broadband Forum Launches Gfast Council

The Broadband Forum today announced it has launched the Gfast Council to centralize and disseminate the expertise and experience of the...


May 18, 2017, 09:04 ET Broadband Forum makes rapid progress on CloudCO, 5G and Open Broadband

The Broadband Forum today announced it is making significant progress on five projects relating to the realization and implementation of...


May 02, 2017, 09:00 ET Broadband Forum and SDN/NFV Industry Alliance partner on network transformation

The Broadband Forum and SDN/NFV Industry Alliance today announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly set up an Open...


Mar 28, 2017, 09:00 ET Broadband Forum's annual awards and elections announced, along with new project for home network performance

Two Distinguished Fellow Awards, which recognize individuals who have significantly contributed to the direction and success of broadband...


Mar 16, 2017, 12:55 ET Broadband Forum launches new Council for NG-PON2

The Broadband Forum today welcomes NG-PON2 Forum members, integrating the NG-PON2 Forum to create the new NG-PON2 Council, which will aim to...


Mar 06, 2017, 09:00 ET Broadband Forum announces creation of new Advisory Council

The Broadband Forum today announced the formation of a new Executive Advisory Council bringing together industry leaders to help ensure that the...


Dec 15, 2016, 08:00 ET Industry's first XGS-PON Plugfest extends PON interoperability

Major companies from across the globe gathered at LAN's Digital Applications Laboratory in Tauxigny for the first XGS-PON Interop Plugfest,...


Dec 01, 2016, 08:00 ET New service provider initiative to speed delivery of virtualized services

The Broadband Forum today announced the first steps have been taken to form a new industry connectivity and virtualization committee of global...


Nov 14, 2016, 04:30 ET G.fast takes center stage as Broadband Forum takes part in ITU Telecom World 2016

With Ovum forecasting ITU G.fast subscribers to reach 30 million by 2025, interoperability between chipsets (for CPE and Distribution Point Units)...


Oct 12, 2016, 08:30 ET Broadband Forum focuses on the business end of NFV at SDN World Congress

Embracing Software Defined Networking (SDN) and the cloud will enable a worldwide broadband market for the first time, according to the CEO of...


Sep 21, 2016, 09:00 ET Three new companies join Broadband Forum as organization continues to grow

 The Broadband Forum today announced it has welcomed VMware, Institute for Information Industry (III) and Methode Electronics as new members,...


Aug 30, 2016, 08:45 ET Promise of significant revenue growth for operators as Broadband Forum publishes first YANG modules for FTTdp management software specifications

 Service Providers today moved a step closer to realizing the promise of optical fiber speeds and applications – without needing to fully...


Jul 27, 2016, 12:45 ET Deutsche Telekom calls on Broadband Forum members to "Collaborate on 'true convergence' of mobile and fixed networks to unlock full potential of 5G"

 As the Broadband Forum held its quarterly meeting in Berlin, Deutsche Telekom's 5G Executive Program Manager Antje Williams called for true...


Jun 02, 2016, 06:17 ET World's leading companies shape the future of Broadband networks

 The Broadband Forum today announced the conclusion of a special three-day meeting held in Atlanta and subsequent agreement of the Board of...


Apr 27, 2016, 09:00 ET Operators outline their visions for the Next Generation Broadband Network at unique Atlanta event

 The Broadband Forum today announced it will host a three-day special meeting in Atlanta where ten of the world's leading service providers, as...


Jan 06, 2016, 11:00 ET Broadband Forum Chairman: "Deploy G.fast right or miss out on unique opportunity to bring showcase technologies at CES to the masses"

Operators need to get G.fast right if they want to take advantage of the huge opportunity available to enable and deliver up-and-coming...


Oct 20, 2015, 04:30 ET Broadband Forum Announces First Demonstrations of G.fast as Initial Deliverable of Forum's New Broadband 20/20 Vision

 The Broadband Forum today announced the hosting of many new technologies on its Interoperability Pavilion at the Broadband World Forum event....


Sep 30, 2015, 05:30 ET Broadband 20/20: a new world of communications

 The Broadband Forum today announced its new Broadband 20/20 vision. The vision is to enable new opportunities for profitable revenue growth by...


Sep 04, 2015, 03:00 ET Broadband Forum Architects an Ultra-fast Future

 Important work that enables service providers in deploying ultra-fast broadband to homes and businesses around the world has been completed by...


Feb 05, 2015, 08:00 ET Operators' Need for Interoperability Drives Broadband Forum's G-PON Certification

As demand for broadband speed accelerates and network operators increasingly look for interoperable solutions for fiber networks, the Broadband...


Dec 11, 2014, 04:29 ET Taipei Hosts Broadband Forum as Taiwan Broadband Penetration Marches On

Meeting for the first time in Taipei, the Broadband Forum's last quarterly meeting of 2014 this week turned into one of the highlights of the year...


Dec 08, 2014, 11:45 ET G.fast Solves Ultra HDTV Bandwidth Bottleneck

The Broadband Forum, the leading global association of broadband service providers and technology vendors announced support for the new ITU-T ultra...


Sep 18, 2014, 13:56 ET Broadband Forum's Q3 Meeting Goes Beyond Broadband

 This week's quarterly Broadband Forum meeting in Dublin, sponsored by Axiros, highlighted how industries are starting to converge on the Smart...