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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 below and on the TR-317 page), 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


Broadband Forum brings IoT home with new USP standard (PDF)

Github Data Model Repositories

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