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Note: The Architecture and Migration Work Area was merged with the Routing and Transport Work Area in January 2019 forming the Access and Transport Architecture Work Area. See announcement from the 2018 Q4 meeting report in Glasgow, UK.




Work Area Directors: David Sinicrope

Mission:

The Access and Transport Architecture (ATA) Work Area (WA) defines and specifies the architecture and requirements for access, routing and transport network infrastructure. ATA produces industry-agreed specifications for applications such as mobile transport infrastructure (fronthaul and backhaul), data center interconnect, residential broadband Internet access, etc.  as well as specifications for testing these networks and there application.  (E.g., Performance monitoring and testing, Application Level Testing and testing quality of experience.).  This work is typically in the form of architecture, equipment requirements, test guidance, implementation guidance, and education materials.

Business Impact:

A critical element of the work is the long term support of existing network elements alongside virtualized software based network functions, resulting in a stable network that may be evolved over time.. This enables seamless migration of new networking technologies based on their market acceptance, at the same time protecting existing infrastructure investment, and deployment into new different territories. ATA specifications underpin the infrastructure, value-added services and application delivery for fixed and mobile access networks, and allows deployment at the pace of each relevant market. Co-existence of physical and virtualized solutions and from static and dynamic services will create a broadband network mitigating the risks to existing revenue and enabling leveraging new networking technology for according to market demand.

Scope:

ATA maintains the primary architectures for the work of Broadband Forum. The architectures, requirements and other deliverables reflect the control, management, and data plane aspects of the access, transport and routed networks used to provide operator, enterprise and “over-the-top” Internet based connectivity services. The deliverables of the work area are designed to leverage and integrate new industry technologies while protecting investment of current deployments. These deliverables provide the industry with a collective and consistent methodology todrive product development and service deployment.


Access and Transport Architecture Work Area Email List:


See Also:

ATA Project Streams and Deliverables 

Project Stream

Description

PS Leaders

Non-PS Assigned

Projects that don’t fit under the scope of an existing Project Stream or if they fit under the scope of more than one Project Stream, are developed under the Non-PS Assigned category. 

David Sinicrope, Ericsson


WT/MD/SD#

(JIRA Link)

Non-PS Assigned  Projects

Related Contributions

Editor(s)

SD-452Broadband Quality Experience Delivered (Broadband QED)click here
MD-455Multi Access Broadband - Performance Networking On Demand
WT-459Control and User Plane Separation for a Disaggregated BNG
Kenneth Wan

Project Stream

Description

PS Leaders

Application Layer Testing

To define how test traffic is specified and generated at the application layer. It supports specification of test traffic that exhibits the complexity resulting from multiple types of applications and subscribers aggregated in a common network.

Ken Ko, ADTRAN

WT/MD/SD#

Application-Layer Testing Projects

Related Contributions

Editor(s)

Application-Layer Test Traffic Architecture and Requirements

Click Here

Ken Ko, ADTRAN

Daniel Moss, UNH IOL

WT-422

Application-Layer Testing Implementer's Guide

Click Here


WT-424Data Models for Application-Layer Test TrafficClick Here

Martin Casey, Calix

Jason Walls, QA Cafe

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