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TR-069: CPE WAN Management Protocol

TR-069 is the industry standard CPE WAN Management Protocol defined by the Broadband Forum and has nearly 1 billion subscribers worldwide. It is intended for communication between a CPE and Auto-Configuration Server (ACS). The CPE WAN Management Protocol defines a mechanism that encompasses secure auto-configuration of a CPE, and also incorporates other CPE management functions into a common framework.

TR-069 specifies the generic requirements of the management protocol methods which can be applied to any TR-069 CPE. Other documents specify the managed objects, or data models, for specific types of devices or services.

Functional Components

The CPE WAN Management Protocol is intended to support a variety of functionalities to manage a collection of CPE, including the following primary capabilities:

  • Auto-configuration and dynamic service provisioning
  • Software/firmware image management
  • Software module management Status and performance monitoring Diagnostics

TR-069 is at the heart of a profound industry evolution to holistic broadband. For the first time providers have a real opportunity to operate and manage the entire access and premises compute-network ecosystem. In development by Forum members are new data models, user services platform, wireless-wireline convergence, Wi-Fi performance initiatives, virtualization projects such as TR-317 (see technical report here), TR-359 the Forum’s framework for virtualization and new practical implementations initiatives such as Open Broadband.

TR-069 Virtualization – TR-317

TR-317 the Network Enhanced Residential Gateway (NERG)

The NERG introduces NFV distributed, virtualized compute, storage and network concepts and SDN style management. It provides continuity with existing TR-069 installations and also enables long term hybrid Broadband networking with seamless migration for installing service providers.

Bridged Residential Gateway (BRG) – the residual processing functions still located at the residential customer premises, configured as a managed bridge connecting its LAN/Wi-Fi interfaces and the BRG-LSL interface. (conforms to IEEE 802.1D and 802.1Q).

virtual Gateway (vG) – The set of networking and service related Network Functions that are hosted in the provider network. At a minimum, it provides Network Functions for the termination of the LSL in the NSP’s network, IP address management.

Logical Subscriber Link (LSL) – the subscriber specific logical point-to-point layer 2 connection between the BRG and the vG.

Download the BBF’s flagship TR-069: CPE WAN Management Protocol.

April 17, 2018


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MU-438 User Services Platform – The journey to the connected home

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Open Broadband USP Agent accelerates interoperable Connected Home deployments

Broadband Forum has also recently announced the public release of its open source USP Agent. This latest deployment to USP gives vendors a code base to either integrate into their devices or use as a reference implementation as they utilize User Services Platform (USP). OB-USP-Agent will facilitate USP deployment and enable faster time-to-market for USP-based innovation and solutions. It also paves the way for large-scale operator deployments and lucrative new revenue streams while greatly limiting risks associated with stunted ecosystems. OB-USP-Agent is the latest development to USP which evolves the TR-069 standard by using the same data models to build a network of controllers and agents to allow applications to manipulate service elements. As a results, service providers, consumer electronics manufacturers and end-users can securely manage connected devices, carry out upgrades, for example, for critical security updates, and onboard new devices. Remote monitoring and troubleshooting of connected devices, services and home network links is also enabled, improving customer support.

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