Broadband Forum Launches BroadbandSuite™ 6.1: Superfast Broadband Toolkit

Apr 24, 2013, 04:49 ET from The Broadband Forum

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News Highlights:

  • Broadband 6.1 empowers operators to enhance DSL deployments to effectively deliver superfast broadband services
  • Improves quality measurement for DSL management, architecture and network requirements
  • Enhances global testing standards for VDSL2

The Broadband Forum announced this week at DSL Acceleration the launch of a comprehensive release, BroadbandSuite 6.1 that gives service providers the tools required to provide the speed and stability needed to effectively deliver superfast broadband services such as IPTV. This announcement comes at a time when the growth of bandwidth-hungry broadband services is driving operators to look for new ways to get more speed and stability from their broadband infrastructure.

BroadbandSuite 6.1 offers practical implementation resources, functional and performance test plans, and best practice specification for DSL quality assurance, including:

Technical Specifications:

TR-114i2: "VDSL2 Performance Test Plan"   
TR-115i2: "VDSL2 Functionality Test Plan"   
TR-273: "Testing of Bonded Multi-pair Systems"  
TR-286: "Testing of MELT Functionality on xDSL Ports"  
TR-188i2: "DSL Quality Suite"

Click here for the complete list of specifications in BroadbandSuite 6.1


MR-180: "IPTV over DSL Anywhere"   
MR-257: "An Overview of G.993.5 Vectoring"   
MR-261: "IPTV Home Networking Series: Splitters"

BroadbandSuite 6.1 is a vital resource of global test plans, setting the bar for ADSL2plus and VDSL2 function and performance. It also defines vectoring and bonding options for supercharging DSL, and key methods for improving quality measurements, IPTV service delivery and techniques for DSL network management.

Robin Mersh, CEO of the Broadband Forum said: "BroadbandSuite 6.1 gives operators a way to boost their existing copper deployments as a valuable part of the multi-access platform that is emerging around the world. High speed VDSL2 works well with fiber, providing Operators the ability to capitalize on existing investments whilst effectively engineering hybrid FTTx solutions to minimize costs, all the while maximizing speed and reach of their superfast broadband networks."

BroadbandSuite 6.1 gives operators the ability to better architect a standards-based network design. The test plans forge greater interoperability and consistent multiservice delivery in the field. Overall BroadbandSuite 6.1 provides the tools necessary for service providers to leverage copper deployments into high speed DSL access, making it a valuable player in today's converged superfast broadband network.

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For further information please contact Brian Dolby on +44 (0) 7899 914168 or Dana Corson on +44 (0) 16363 812152 or send an email to  or

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SOURCE The Broadband Forum