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Liaising and Collaborating With The Broadband Forum

Liaison

The Broadband Forum has always committed to cooperation and collaboration in the wider telecommunications industry. The Forum champions innovative work throughout the industry and always look to avoid duplication of effort.

To drive aligned industry progress, the Broadband Forum has established liaisons and communicates its ongoing work and specifications to many different Standards Development Organizations (SDO’s) and industry Fora, and invites input and feedback to help ensure we are all working in agreement. These Liaison Relationships have been for the most part semi-formal, not requiring official agreements and mostly led by volunteers who are members of both organizations. These active liaison relationships accelerate standards and drive closer coordination of mutual technical work and the standardization progress of the broadband industry.

Collaboration

Other organizations that the Forum collaborates with require more structured agreements due to disparate memberships, different organizational structures and different treatments of intellectual property (IP). These structured agreements come in different forms depending on what the two organizations are looking to accomplish; Cooperation Agreements aid discussions, while Collaboration Agreements facilitate practical collaboration of related working groups.

For more information on liaising with and collaborating with the Broadband Forum please contact Robin Mersh at rmersh@broadband-forum.org.

The following table is a non exhaustive list of organizations that we regularly communicate with on technical questions and projects.

For a listing of the Broadband Forum
Liaison Officers, click HERE. (Members Only)

Partner Organization Type of Partnership
3GPP
Collaboration
3GPP2
Liaison
Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS)
Liaison
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
Liaison
Digital Video Broadcasting project (DVB)
Liaison
European Commission Joint Research Center (EU JRC)
Liaison
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
Cooperation
Full Service Access Network (FSAN)
 
Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA)
Liaison
HomeGrid Forum (HGF)
Collaboration
Home Gateway Initiative (HGI)
Collaboration
IEEE P1904.1 SIEPON
Liaison
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Liaison
International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T)
Collaboration
ISO IEC/JTC 1
Liaison
IPv6 Forum
Liaison
Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)
Liaison
MoCA
Liaison
NICC
Cooperation
oneM2M
Collaboration
Open IPTV Forum
Liaison
Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)
Cooperation
OSGi
Liaison
Small Cell Forum
Cooperation
Telemanagement Forum (TMF)
Cooperation
Universal Plug And Play Forum (UPnP)
Liaison
Wi-Fi Alliance
Liaison
WiMAX Forum
Collaboration
Zigbee Alliance
Liaison