The View From: Broadband Forum
‘Following Broadband Forum’s appearance at the 2019 Broadband World Forum conference and expo, Peter Dykes spoke with the Forum’s CEO Robin Mersh and CMO Geoff Burke about the organisation’s current work and its roadmap for 2020.
PD: In a nutshell, how did BBWF go for you?
GB: We had three major areas of focus and within those areas, we had a number of demonstrations at the show. One showcased the latest development of our Cloud Central office (CloudCO) and Open Broadband – Broadband Access Abstraction (OB-BAA) which was all about automation and virtualisation and the other demonstrations were all around the Connected Home, where that is going and how a standards-based approach can provide a clear and simple migration path for operators. In addition to the demonstrations, we ran two workshops that were extremely well attended, one exploring the aforementioned Connected Home, and a second covering another key area of focus of the Forum, 5G. Our booth was completely packed during the entire show and we had a lot of traffic running through there. With those three areas, we felt we were right on the money with regard to where people’s interest lay. ‘