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Broadband Forum adds to the ‘5G jigsaw’ with new standards

The Broadband Forum CEO: 'We are still working to define the jigsaw pieces of 5G' As part of its work to “provide a practical roadmap to deliver 5G,” the Broadband Forum has finalized two new 5G standards, which will help operators leverage their fixed networks...

The battle for the home Wi-Fi middleware (Analyst Angle)

With the proliferation of devices, the home is rapidly becoming a dense environment requiring a new level of Wi-Fi performance and coverage. Service providers are now increasingly taking ownership of the home Wi-Fi experience. But managing home Wi-Fi is more complex than it appears from an...

Test and Measurement: Broadband Forum focuses on connection quality in support of 5G

Vodafone and Predictable Network Solutions are leading a new Broadband Forum project that focuses on connection quality features including latency and reliability, as part of wired networks' preparation for 5G. Broadband Quality Experience Delivered, or Broadband QED, uses the Quality Attenuation framework "to look beyond just...

Network slicing helps operators monetize services and reduce complexity

Nokia sees network slicing as key to delivering network-as-a-service The long-term goal of network functions virtualization and software-defined networking is to create flexible, programmable converged networks wherein disparate services that would typically require parallel systems reside on a single infrastructure. As the operators move toward...

Test and Measurement: Three emerging trends in the global test market

TechNavio says 5G, interoperability testing and outsourcing will impact global test market The emergence of "5G," greater need for interoperability testing and an increase in outsourcing are the top three emerging trends in the global test market for general-purpose test equipment, according to research firm TechNavio. TechNavio...

New lab to boost SDN/NFV development in China

Lab aimed at speeding development, implementation of SDN/NFV Broadband Forum and the China-based SDN/NFV Industry Alliance plan to set up a joint lab in China for testing aimed at accelerating the development and implementation of software-defined networking and network function virtualization. The two organizations will work together...

Broadband Forum embraces business end of NFV, SDN and cloud

NFV, SDN and cloud platforms are seen as key components of the Broadband Forum Broadband 20/20 initiative, with a focus on driving revenue. On this week’s NFV/SDN Reality Check we speak with Robin Mersh, CEO at the Broadband Forum, on how it expects its recently...

G.fast deployments need to pick up

LAS VEGAS – Broadband Forum Chairman Kevin Foster told opening day attendees at CES 2016 the G.fast technology is key to quickly delivering innovative new services that require lots of bandwidth. Foster, also GM for access and CPE innovation at BT, said 4K video, location-based services,...

NFV draws increased focus from Broadband Forum

Network function virtualization continues to permeate the telecommunications space, with the Broadband Forum hosting a session specially dedicated to NFV and the organization touting continued progress with its previously announced relationship with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute. According to the Broadband Forum, NFV will have...

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