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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...

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...

Sep 15, 2014, 12:59 ET

Broadband Forum and NFV ISG (ETSI) Up the Ante for NFV

The Broadband Forum continues to collaborate with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute's (ETSI) Industry Specification Group for...

Jun 25, 2014, 10:00 ET

TR-069 Gears Up for Ten More Years as Device Management Evolves to Services Management

 TR-069, the provisioning tool that has revolutionized broadband device management for telecommunications operators worldwide, stands on the...

Jun 17, 2014, 08:00 ET

Vectoring Advances Need Best Practice Processes, Says Broadband Forum

 Vectoring has gone from the drawing board to vendor product, trials and deployment faster than most in the industry thought possible, but now...

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...

Apr 09, 2014, 04:00 ET

40 Million New Broadband Subscribers and 14.1% Growth in IPTV Mark a Year of Steady Growth

Year-end figures for broadband and IPTV, published today by the Broadband Forum, show a slowing but steady growth in broadband subscribers with...

Apr 08, 2014, 09:15 ET

G.fast To Be Major Factor In European Union 2020 Vision For Broadband Penetration, Says Broadband Forum

G.fast is a technology that is yet to be fully realized by the industry, but is set to emerge as a major solution for service providers looking to...

Mar 13, 2014, 12:31 ET

Small Cell Backhaul Helps Solve Service Provider Issues

Mobile service providers battling to meet the bandwidth demands of LTE devices and connectivity demanding services with small cell deployment, will...

Mar 13, 2014, 06:28 ET

The Era Of The Software Defined Operator Is Here - Deutsche Telekom Tells Broadband Forum

 Simplification of IP, coupled with NFV and SDN, is creating the Software Defined Operator – a new model for service providers needing to...

Dec 03, 2013, 12:42 ET

European Telecom Leaders Keynote at Broadband Forum Meeting

The Broadband Forum (BBF) was privileged to start its fourth quarter 2013 meeting in Rome, Italy with keynotes from Constantijn van Oranje, Head of...

Oct 22, 2013, 08:02 ET

Operators say G-PON interoperability is key to the success of Superfast Broadband

Reporting a 40% Reduction in Testing Cycles when Dealing with Certified Products To see this press release, please visit:...

Oct 15, 2013, 09:42 ET

UNH-IOL Hosts First Ever 100 Mbps Multi-Vendor VDSL2 Vectoring Demonstration in Broadband Forum's Interoperability Pavilion

To see this press release, please visit: http://www.broadband-forum.org/news/download/pressreleeases/2013/BBF_UNH_Vectoring.pdf News Highlights: -...

Sep 05, 2013, 16:19 ET

Broadband Forum to host Interoperability Pavilion at Broadband World Forum

Staging first ever multi-vendor Vectoring Interoperability Demonstration To view this release, please visit:...

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 24, 2013, 04:49 ET

Broadband Forum Launches BroadbandSuite™ 6.1: Superfast Broadband Toolkit

To see this release, please visit: http://www.broadband-forum.org/news/download/pressreleeases/2013/BBF_BroadbandSuite6.1.pdf News Highlights:...

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...

Mar 27, 2013, 09:19 ET

Broadband Forum Holds Industry's First G.vector Interoperability Plugfest For VDSL2

 Fifteen companies met in Durham, NH, USA during the week of February 25 – March 1, 2013, to participate in the first wide scale...

Mar 19, 2013, 08:48 ET

Three New Companies Join the Broadband Forum Board of Directors

Annual Meeting highlights new technical specifications, awards leadership excellence and welcomes new members Broadcom's Technical...

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...