A word from Robin Mersh, Broadband Forum CEO:
"From the scope of our work to the reach our organization, both in terms of geography and business size, we are truly an egalitarian organization that continues to pioneer the broadband industry. Among the progress at our recent Q1 meeting was important work around 5G. Having handed recommendations to 3GPP, the collaboration continues to ensure a smooth transition of the Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) work as the details are documented in specifications by both bodies. This highlights the important role Broadband Forum is taking in developing 5G by making recommendations for the connection points between the fixed and 5G mobile core networks, driving core convergence. The recently-launched Broadband Quality Experience Delivered (Broadband QED) project is also flourishing...It is perhaps fitting, as we reach the halfway point in another exciting year for Broadband Forum, that I am writing these notes in Seoul, South Korea – home to the world’s highest average Internet speeds and the highest fiber optic broadband penetration. In fact, I wonder why this is our first appearance in this dynamic, technology-hungry country, where we have been made most welcome by our sponsors Korea Telecom (KT) and the GiGA Wire Alliance. Their enthusiastic demonstrations of GiGA Wire and G.hn, and the site visit to a live installation at a challenging shopping center Multi Dwelling Units (MDU) complex, were not only fascinating but reminded me of how in the telecoms industry we are all part of a family; driving broadband forward everywhere we go."Read more.