Broadband Forum publishes Release 3.0 of OB-BAA
2020.03.11 – Advanced Television
‘Broadband Forum has published Release 3.0 of its Open Broadband – Broadband Access Abstraction (OB-BAA) open-source project, easing migration to interoperable cloud-based access networks.
Building on previous releases of the OB-BAA code distributions – which allows operators to utilise their traditional management systems in co-existence with Software-Defined Networking (SDN) enabled management and control systems – Relese 3.0 provides capabilities to manage Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) based Access Nodes via the vendor’s adapters, thus accelerating migration to SDN-based automation platforms.
The new release also adds service assurance capabilities for collecting Performance Monitoring (PM) data and translating the data into standardised YANG data models, including storage o the data into a common data lake. The BAA layer also provides an IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX) data collector for use with Access Nodes that support Broadband Forum’s TR-383 standard for PM data collection, enabling operators to obtain and monitor data from Access Nodes. This enables operators to efficiently and cost-effectively monitor and improve network performance, as well as allow them to modify information within the network to change device behavior, opening up new possibilities for enhanced service assurance. In addition, notification capabilities are also improved to allow for subscriptions for notifications, enabling operators to effectively monitor network events such as failures or alarms.’