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Note: For work and wiki pages predating the January 2019 formation of the Access and Transport Architecture Work Area, see the retired Architecture and Migration Work Area and the Routing and Transport Work Area wiki pages.  

ATA Project Streams and Projects 

ATA Non-PS Assigned Projects

Project Stream Page: ATA Non-PS Assigned Projects

Work Area Director: David Sinicrope , Ericsson

Description: 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. 

ATA New Project Initiation Forms (NPIFs) - Proposed

Performance, Experience, and Application Testing (PEAT) Project Stream

Project Stream Leads: Ken Ko , ADTRAN; Gregory Mirsky , ZTE


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.

This project will extend Broadband Forum’s OAM framework with architectural and nodal requirements to enable Customer Equipment to IP Edge service assurance of broadband subscribers, both for business and residential connections.

This project will study a comprehensive overview of Quality Attenuation and its applicability to broadband networks. It will cover the theory, measurement technique, use-cases and benefits of the approach.

Business Impact

This work accelerates industry adoption of new routing and transport technology and deployment of new services and infrastructure in mobile networks. The work includes the introduction of and migration to SDN and virtualization of the mobile transport network infrastructure where commercially viable.


Mobile Transport and Routing Project Stream

Cloud Interconnect Project Stream

Packet Optical Evolution Project Stream

Work Area Overview

Mission Statement:

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.

Work Area Directors:

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.


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.

Email List:

ATA Work Area (WA):

  • used for ATA meeting notification, agendas, discussion, etc.

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ATA Calls, Minutes, Agendas

Each Project has its own agenda and set of minutes.

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