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Ultrafast Broadband Accelerated by Broadband Forum

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Ultrafast Broadband Market Impetus Accelerated by New Wave of Broadband Forum G-PON Certification

Certification enables faster, reliable operator deployment by reducing development, testing, costs and time

March 25, 2015, Fremont, California – As demand for broadband speed accelerates, interoperable solutions must be trusted to be compliant out-of-the-box as a prerequisite for rapid service provisioning. The Broadband Forum is witnessing increased global demand for their G-PON testing through its G-PON Optical Network Unit Certification Program.

A further six devices have now undergone the rigorous testing at Broadband Forum’s official Certification Program test house to achieve certification for global manufacturers Adtran, Huawei, Marvell, Sagemcom and Tecom. The announcement comes just one month after the previous tranche of six products achieving certification and brings the total of named certified devices to 26.

The success of this Certification is just one element of the Broadband Forum programs supporting the growth of broadband networks and services. BBF.069 (certification for TR-069 compliant CPE), TR-249 based VDSL2 vectoring interoperability testing and BBF.247, will soon be joined by a brand new G.fast certification.

“The latest products add to the growing list of companies and trusted products as vendors recognize the BBF.247 G-PON ONU Certification as a required badge of assurance to meet the needs of network operators for their fiber rollouts,” said Tom Starr, President of the Broadband Forum. “It provides time-saving industry standard testing to verify conformance to the ITU-T’s G-PON standard G.988 and the Forum’s TR-156 and TR-167. It provides network operators with assurance that they will be able to deliver efficient networks and high quality customer experience.”

Thierry Doligez, Director of LAN Laboratory, the Broadband Forum’s official test house for G-PON ONU products, added: “Both operators and vendors are seeing the importance of G-PON certification in order to speed up deployment. Using the Broadband Forum’s BBF.247 testing and certification program ensures conformance and enables interoperability.”  

BBF.247 G-PON ONU certified vendor support:

“The Broadband Forum certification provides a significant step toward increasing the flexibility and strength of the FTTH ecosystem by verifying ONTs meet basic interoperability standards,” said Darrell Brown, director of product management, ADTRAN Carrier Networks Division. “Interoperability gives service providers additional options to use when designing their FTTH networks to meet the ever-increasing demands that come with gigabit services, virtual network functions and Internet of Things.”

David Chou, Head of Business Unit Broadband & Wireless Networks at Tecom, added: “At Tecom we believe that certification of our ONUs gives us an edge in the market and helps us to deploy faster. The BBF.247 testing undertaken through LAN Laboratories is worthwhile as achieving certification is a demonstration that our products match the needs of service providers and the standards they expect.”

To view the full list of BBF.247 G-PON ONU certified products, please go to: https://www.broadband-forum.org/certifiedgpon.php.

For more information about the Broadband Forum, please go to http://www.broadband-forum.org or follow @Broadband_Forum on Twitter. For further information please contact Brian Dolby on +44 (0) 7899 914168 or Dana Hare on +44 (0) 1636 812152 or send an email to brian.dolby@proactive-pr.com  or dana.hare@proactive-pr.com.

About the Broadband Forum

Broadband Forum, a non-profit industry organization, is focused on engineering smarter and faster broadband networks. Our work defines best practices for global networks, enables service and content delivery, establishes technology migration strategies, engineers critical device & service management tools, and is key to redefining broadband. Our free technical reports and white papers can be found at www.broadband-forum.org. Twitter @Broadband_Forum.


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