The Benefits of Broadband Forum Membership


PRINCIPAL MEMBER
shape the industry | create massive markets | collaborate with industry leaders on new projects | join and form new ground-breaking initiatives
AUDITING MEMBER
track new developments ahead of the market | access the rapidly growing library of almost 19,000 contributions | access more than 2,000 collaborative pages | make informed decisions
ASSOCIATE MEMBER
participate | collaboratewith 1,500 active participants | network with industry leaders
START-UP MEMBER
jump-start your industry visibility | develop relationships | partner with industry colleagues and clients
PERSONAL MEMBER
personal | professional | academia

Details of Membership Level Privileges, Benefits and Requirements

Benefits for each membership level

Principal 

Auditing

Associate

  • Welcome to attend working sessions (all sessions apart from the Plenary) of Broadband Forum Meetings.
  • Unlimited access to the BBF collaborative Wiki, JIRA and Bitbucket code repository.
  • Collaborate with industry peers Working Committee Meetings of the Broadband Forum.
  • Can submit and comment on Technical Committee contributions.
  • Eligible for Broadband Forum Working Committee Leadership Positions. (e.g. Work Area Director, Project Stream Leader, Editor)

YES

NO

YES

 
  • Eligible to provide voting representatives to work on Broadband Forum Committees.
  • Eligible to run for Broadband Forum Board of Director and Committee elected positions.
  • Shape and influence the industry by voting on all Broadband Forum issues, including approval of Technical specifications and Board of Directors Elections

YES

NO

NO

 
  • SERVICE PROVIDERS: Participation in the Service Provider Action Council (SPAC) meetings, projects and calls
  • SYSTEM VENDORS: Participate in BBF CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS to meet RFP product compliance, increase recognition and value of BBF Certification on the BBF public website and marketing activities

YES

YES

NO

 
  • Welcome to attend all sessions of Annual, Plenary or Special Meeting of the Broadband Forum
  • Subscribe to all Broadband Forum unrestricted email mailing lists
  • Unlimited Access to all member-only working and study documents, Wiki pages, contributions, and meeting minutes of the BBF
  • SYSTEM VENDORS: Eligible to attend Plugfest with product
  • Eligible to provide non-voting representatives to work on Broadband Forum Board and Special Committees. Use of BBF Logo on company marketing materials
  • Recognition of company membership on BBF public website
  • Provide input to BBF Marketing (Councils and Marketing reports)

YES

YES

YES

Membership Requirements

Membership levelRequirementsAnnual Subscriptions ($US)

Principal Membership

  • No company conditions
$16,350
Small Principal Member
  • Less than $100 m revenue
$6,450
Startup Member
  • Membership Period max 2 years only
  • Pre-revenue, founded 18 months or less, or <$5m revenue per year
  • Confirmation letter from Company CEO
  • Approval at the discretion of BBF CEO. Please contact info@broadband-forum.org
Subscription on application
Auditing Member
  • No company conditions
$ 6,750
Small Auditing Member
  • Less than $100 m revenue
$ 4,850
Associate Member
  • Not-for-profit Educational organizations
  • Industry Associations
$1,500
Individual Member
  • Independent individual membership (e.g. industry consultant, researcher)
  • May not be proxy or surrogate for company membership by affiliated company
  • May not pass member-only information to third parties
  • Approval at the discretion of BBF CEO. Please contact info@broadband-forum.org
Subscription on application

Choosing the right membership level

Principal Membership: Simply put, anyone serious about leadership at this innovative time in the Broadband community should be a principal member to help steer the industry and accelerate their own commercial plans. For service providers it affords the opportunity to keep the market focused on practical solutions that will drive end-customer and wholesale revenues. Principal membership offers the most value and avoids the risk of missing out on new initiatives that can change the market. The question you should ask is not “Why should we join?” but “Why have we NOT joined?”

Small Company Principal Membership represents the best value in the industry for such an influential role. This level of membership is geared for growing coompanies or companies that focus on smaller niche markets.

Startup Company. This new membership level is geared for startups companies that are bring new hardware, components, software or services to market. Goal: encourage new member participation for market entrants and provide the opportunity for innovative contributions and direct communication with potential clients.

Auditing Membership is a great option for (i) growing companies seeking recognition for new products, (ii) Local and regional Internet service providers wanting to use the Broadband Forum work to enable new growth opportunities but have limited resources to make contributions (iii) companies with limited resources but who need to obtain independent guidance on best practices for implementation of SDN, NFV, G.fast, 5G, IoT, converged wireline/wireless software models and interoperability in Broadband networks (iv)consumer electronics companies, OTT providers, etc., who wish to track adjacent technology and business areas but do not have the available resources to actively contribute.

Small Auditing Membership has been added for small auditing members with the same benefits.

Associate membership is open to government organizations, educational institutions and non-profit industry associations. It provides a very affordable way to fully participate and use the independent work and best practices documents of the Forum to set implementation strategies based on the industry's collective best minds.

Individual Membership provides a new way for individual consultants, researchers, independent industry specialists and software developers to connect to the leading edge of the market. Individual membership is subject to approval by the BBF CEO.

Applying for Membership:

Complete and submit an Application Form then sign and return the last page of the Bylaws

For questions or to request a hardcopy of the Membership Application be mailed to you contact us:

Broadband Forum, 5177 Brandin Court, Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: +1.510.492.4020 | Fax: +1.510.492.4001

Broadband Forum is a non-profit Corporation

The Broadband Forum is a non-profit Corporation operated for the benefit of its member organizations. Recognizing that its members compete, the Forum strictly observes applicable anti-trust laws. Within these laws the Broadband Forum intends to forge global agreement on technical specification, share deployment best practices, promote the market for broadband and facilitate development of interoperable broadband-based network components. See the Bylaws for full details