Broadband Forum now an ‘open’ organisation
2019.12.06 – Advanced Television
‘Broadband Forum has become an ‘open’ organisation – making all of its work visible to the industry.
The by-law amendment was passed on October 14th and the transition was confirmed at its Q4 meeting in Panama City, Panama. Broadband Forum says the move reflects its leadership in ushering in an industry-wide evolution to greater agility and transparency that aims to strike the right balance between open source and standards, further opening the whole broadband ecosystem by continuing to drive interoperability and an open market.
“Our move to an open organisation is very much like they key piece of a giant jigsaw puzzle that we have been working on for a number of years, so it is fulfilling to step back and look at the significant transformation that we’ve achieved to date,” said Robin Mersh, CEO of Broadband Forum. “That said, our evolution continues to step with the transformations taking place across the entire broadband industry. Broadband Forum is very much taking a leading role here; we are one of the first to make the shift, becoming much more like our sister organisations such as the IETF, the IEEE and the ITU. We would encourage anyone who is interested in helping open the whole broadband ecosystem to come and see the work we do in promoting both open source and standards.”