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28 Mar, 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...


16 Mar, 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...


06 Mar, 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...


15 Dec, 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,...


01 Dec, 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...


14 Nov, 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)...


12 Oct, 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...


21 Sep, 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,...


30 Aug, 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...


27 Jul, 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...


02 Jun, 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...


27 Apr, 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...


06 Jan, 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...


20 Oct, 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....


30 Sep, 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...


04 Sep, 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...


05 Feb, 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...


11 Dec, 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...


08 Dec, 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...


18 Sep, 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...


15 Sep, 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...


25 Jun, 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...


03 Dec, 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...


22 Oct, 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:...


15 Oct, 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: -...