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About the Broadband Forum

Broadband Forum, a non-profit industry organization, is focused on engineering smarter and faster broadband networks. The Forum’s flagship TR-069 CPE WAN Management Protocol has now exceeded 350 million installations worldwide.

Our work defines best practices for global networks, enables new revenue-generating service and content delivery, establishes technology migration strategies, engineers critical device, service & development management tools, in the home and business IP networking infrastructure. We develop multi-service broadband packet networking specifications addressing architecture, device and service management, software data models interoperability and certification in the Broadband market.

The Broadband Forum Vision

The Forum’s new Broadband 20/20 vision is about unlocking the potential for new markets and profitable revenue growth by leveraging new technologies in the home, intelligent small business and multi-user infrastructure of the broadband network. The innovative use of NFV, SDN, Ultra-Fast access and IoT (Internet of Things) and, when formally defined, 5G, enables the delivery of exciting ultra-fast broadband services, with distributed compute and storage to anywhere and any device in the home and business locations.

Our Mission

Our work enables home, business and converged broadband services, encompassing customer, wireline and wireless access and backbone networks. Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of the work in order to bring new, valuable services to our member companies and all stakeholders who use the developed work.

Expertise and Experience

Broadband expertise is sourced from more than 150 manufacturers and service provider companies and has published over 200 globally adopted standards over the last 24 years. Activity levels driven by the emergence of ultra-fast connectivity, IoT, NFV and SDN and the new Broadband 20/20 initiative have seen contribution levels rise to more than 1200 in the last 12 months.

What makes the Broadband Forum an Industry Leader?

Our core values are at the heart of BBF's work and organization. The Forum’s work is driven by the market opportunities and business dynamics for new technologies not the technologies for their own sake. The organization holds itself accountable for achieving its members established goals and successfully carrying out our mission.