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Current Meeting

Broadband Forum
Third Quarter Meeting
Dublin, Ireland
September 15 - 19, 2014


    Important Dates:

  • Hotel Reservation Deadline: Friday, August 29, 2014
  • Meeting Registration Deadline: Monday, September 8, 2014.
  • Q314 Meeting Contribution Deadline: Monday, September 8, 2014 at 5:00pm PT.

Meeting Location:

DoubleTree Dublin - Burlington Road
Upper Leeson Street
Dublin, Ireland 4
Phone: +353.1.618.5609

View a local map with the hotel address - HERE


Meeting Sponsored by:       Axiros

[Tentative Meeting Agenda] [Important Sessions] [Contributions] [Visa Information]
[Hotel Reservation Instructions] [Meeting Registration] [Getting There] [Meeting Check-In]

Important Sessions at the Q3 Meeting:

Monday, September 15, 2014

  • 8:00am - 12:00pm: Birds of a Feather (BoF) - NFV
    This will be an interactive BoF on NFV discussing: how we work with the NFV ISG, how we interact with Open Source software, and we are also soliciting contributions for new NFV work proposals and input into SD-340 "Stage 1 introduction of NFV in MSBN" which has been initiated in SIMR.
    Please Note: There will not Service Provider Action Council (SPAC) session during this meeting
  • 12:30pm - 2:00pm: Keynote by Jan Holm of Lyse Smart, Opening Plenary and Lunch
  • 2:30pm - 6:30pm: IETF LMAP WG Interim Meeting (BBF members are invited to stop by.)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

  • 7:00am - 8:00am: Navigating & Contributing to the Broadband Forum
  • 8:00am - 6:00pm: Sessions on Broadband Performance Metrics
    The morning sessions will cover WT-304 Straw Ballot Comment resolution (timings dependent of course on contribution volume)
    The afternoon sessions will be a joint workshop between BBF and IETF LMAP WG to include discussions on work outside of the LMAP charter, remaining gaps where work may be needed and decisions on which organizations will take the lead for each item

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm: Editors Training Session

Friday, September 19, 2014

  • 12:15pm - 2:00pm: Closing Plenary

*Please note agenda is subject to change.


Q314 Meeting Contribution Deadline: Monday, September 8, 2014 at 5:00pm PT.

To create a new document:

  • Choose "Create" under the Document menu
  • Enter the title, working group, etc. information into the appropriate fields
  • Click the "Save" button
  • You will then be given a document number. You have as long as you need to upload the document; once a document number is assigned it cannot be given to anyone else.
  • Return to the record for your document
  • Choose the "Upload File" link under the Document Options Menu
  • Select the type of file you will be uploading
  • Click the "Browse" button to select your document.
  • Click the "Upload" button.

Visa Information:

Visas cannot be obtained at the border or at the airport. The average time to obtain a Visa is four (4) weeks, however this will vary depending on location. If you will need an invitation for the Broadband Forum meeting, please contact Gabrielle Bingham at or +1.510.492.4020.

Please be aware that each country has different requirements as to how to apply for a Visa. Please check with your local consulate to get the most accurate information about obtaining a Visa for your specific country of residence.

Hotel Reservation Instructions:

Broadband Forum Discount Rates for the hotel DoubleTree Dublin - Burlington Road:
Single Occupancy 135.00 EUR / Double Occupancy 155.00 EUR
(Internet access, breakfast and taxes are included in the room rates.)

Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible, as rooms sell out quickly. To be guaranteed this discounted rate, reservations must be made by Friday, August 29, 2014.

To reserve a room at the DoubleTree Dublin hotel, please click here.

Please use the link above to make your reservation at the hotel, as this is the preferred method. Or you may contact the hotel directly by phone, at +353.1.618.5609. In order to be honored the discounted room rate, please let them know you are with the Broadband Forum meeting (Group Code: GBROA).

If you should need assistance booking a room please contact us directly at +1.510.492.4020 or via email at

**Note: If reservations are made with a travel agency, the Broadband Forum will not be able to assist in adjusting room rates as the hotel has special agreements with each travel agency. For the Broadband Forum to get involved, you must make your reservations as stated above.

Meeting Registration Information:

To register for the meeting, please click here.

Pre-registration meeting fee due on or before Monday, September 8, 2014 at 5:00pm PT:

  • $450 USD for Principal and Associate Members to attend general and committee meetings.
  • Fees include lunch. (The meeting fee is for all attendees including those staying in the hotel.)

Late Fee:

  • There will be a $100 USD late fee for those that register after the Monday, September 8th deadline.
  • For those registered before Monday, September 8, 2014 but WITHOUT PAYMENT, your registration will be considered late if payment is not received before the September 8th deadline.

Refund Policy:

  • Cancellations received on or before Monday, September 8th: FULL REFUND
  • Cancellations received after Monday, September 8th: 50% REFUND

Getting There:

A local map with the hotel address can be found here.

To learn about the local area please see Dublin's official visitor information website.

For information about Ireland's public transportation please click here.

Dublin International Airport (DUB) - Distance to the hotel: 8 miles / 12.8 km
The drive from the DUB airport to the hotel is estimated to take about 20 - 35 minutes.
A Taxi from DUB to the hotel cost approximately 30.00 EURO (one-way).

Dublin Connolly - Distance to the hotel: 2.4 miles / 3.8 km
The drive from the Dublin Connolly Train Station to the hotel is estimated to take about 8 - 12 minutes.

Dublin Ferry Port - Distance to the hotel: 5.1 miles / 8.2 km
The drive from the Dublin Ferry Port to the hotel is estimated to take about 17 - 25 minutes.

Meeting Check-In:

All pre-registered attendees and late on-site registrants must check-in at the Broadband Forum desk in the hotel to receive meeting materials and name badge.

On-site Registration Hours at the hotel DoubleTree Dublin - Burlington Road:

Monday, September 15th: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday, September 16th: 7:00am - 6:00pm

Broadband Forum Contact:

Broadband Forum
Phone: +1.510.492.4020
Fax: +1.510.492.4001