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Active Broadband Forum projects are progressed by the following Work Areas (WAs) and initiatives: 

Access and Transport Architecture (ATA) Work Area: Defines and specifies the architecture and requirements for access, routing and transport network infrastructure. Read more

Broadband Innovation Group (BIG) initiative: An open environment to expose, discuss, stretch, and socialize ideas that could be qualified, at first, as out-of-the-box, innovative, or embryonic. Read more.

Broadband User Services (BUS) Work Area: Provides the broadband industry with technical specifications, implementation guides, reference implementations, test plans, and marketing white papers for the deployment, management, and consumption of services by the broadband end user. Read more.

Common YANG Work Area: Specifies YANG modules, NETCONF/YANG test plans, and certification for the defined YANG modules, and maintains Broadband Forum's YANG Best Current Practices. Read more.

Fiber Access Networks (FAN) Work Area: Defines the requirements and data models for deploying Broadband Forum network architectures in fiber access technologies so as to accelerate deployments and ensure interoperability. Read more.

Physical Layer Transmission (PHYtx) Work Area: Provides test plans, technical documentation, and marketing papers to enable multi-vendor interoperability in deployments for both access and in-premises networks. Read more

SDN and NFV Work Area: Focuses on the introduction of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), including migration and coexistence of physical and virtual elements, into the broadband network. Read more.

Wireless-Wireline Convergence (WWC) Work Area: Addresses the needs of operators, which have integrated, wireline or mobile networks deployed so they can leverage their assets with combined subscriber offerings with a converged core.  Read more.

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ATAPerformance, Experience, and Application Testing (PEAT)MD-452.3Quality Experience Delivered (QED): Performance Measurement Architecture (webinar/presentation)ContributionsPeter Thompson (Predictable Network Solutions)
ATAAccess ArchitectureMD-459.4

Multi-service Disaggregated BNG New Features

ATAPerformance, Experience, and Application Testing (PEAT)MD-501BBF presentation on the work of the PEAT PS highlighting work on QED, IP-Layer Capacity, and OB-UDP-STContributionsGreg Mirsky (Ericsson)
ATAPerformance, Experience, and Application Testing (PEAT)WT-452.3Quality Attenuation Conformance TestingContributionsPeter Thompson (Predictable Network Solutions)
ATAPerformance, Experience, and Application Testing (PEAT)WT-452.4QED Measurement FormatsContributionsBjørn Ivar Teigen (Domos)
ATAPerformance, Experience, and Application Testing (PEAT)WT-452.6Applicability of IOAM to QED Measurement using an Active ProtocolContributions

Ron Insler (Rad)

Fabrizio Guidotti (Outsys)

ATAPerformance, Experience, and Application Testing (PEAT)WT-452.7Quality Attenuation Measurements Using L2 and L3 Active Protocols in Multicast Environments


Fabio Giudici (Outsys)

Fabrizio Guidotti (Outsys)

ATAAccess ArchitectureWT-459 Issue 3Control and User Plane Separation for a Disaggregated BNGContributions

Kenneth Wan (Nokia)

Nagaraj Turaiyur (Juniper)

ATAAccess ArchitectureWT-459.2Issue 2Multi-Service Disaggregated BNG with CUPS: Integrated Carrier Grade NAT function. Reference Architecture, Deployment Models, Interface, and Protocol SpecificationsContributions

ATAPerformance, Experience, and Application Testing (PEAT)WT-471 Issue 4Maximum IP-Layer Capacity Metric, Related Metrics, and MeasurementsContributions

ATAAccess ArchitectureWT-474Subscriber Session SteeringContributions

Jonathan Newton (Vodafone)

ATAAccess ArchitectureWT-497Public Wi-Fi user authentication and data local forwarding technical requirementsContributions

Bo Gao (China Telecom)

Lei Zhou (H3C)

ATAPerformance, Experience, and Application Testing (PEAT)WT-499Broadband Service MetricsContributions

Ken Kerpez (DZS)

ATANot AssignedWT-515Security Considerations for IPv6 Broadband Networks


BUSSubscriber Networking Project StreamWT-124 Issue 9Functional Requirements for Broadband Residential Gateway Devices


Madhura Paduvalli (LGI), Jason Walls (QA Cafe)

BUSSubscriber Networking Project StreamWT-124 Issue 10Functional Requirements for Broadband Residential Gateway Devices


Bitbucket: WT-124

Madhura Paduvalli (LGI), Jason Walls (QA Cafe)

BUSData ModelingWT-181 Issue 2 Amendment 18Device Data Model

Jira: DEV2DM

Bitbucket: WT-181

Daniel Egger (Axiros), Matthieu ANNE (Orange)

BUSUser Services PlatformWT-369 Amendment 4User Services Platform (USP)

Jira Project: USP

Bitbucket: WT-369

Jason Walls (QA Cafe)
BUSSubscriber Networking Project StreamWT-434Performance Test of In-Premises Video Support Over Wi-FiContributions
BUSCompliance TestingDTP-469 Amendment 3Conformance Test Plan for USP Agents


Bitbucket: DTP-469

Jason Walls (QA Cafe)
BUSUser Services PlatformWT-479Framework for USP-Enabled DOCSIS Devices


John Blackford (Vantiva)
BUSSubscriber Networking Project StreamWT-492Software Based Architecture Smart Gateway Design Principles

Jira: SGDP

Bitbucket: TBD

Mike Talbert (WNC), Dennis Edwards (Nokia)
BUSSmart HomeTBDOperator-Grade Smart Home


Jason Walls (QA Cafe)
BUSCompliance Testing Project StreamDTP-510Conformance Test Plan for USP Brokers


Jason Walls (QA Cafe)
BUSData ModelingWT-511IEEE1905.1 Data Model Enhancements for Subscriber Networks


Dennis Edwards (Nokia)
BUS / PHYtxSubscriber Networking Project StreamWT-398 Issue 4Wi-Fi Residential & SOHO Performance Testing


Martin Casey (Calix)
BUS / PHYtxWi-Fi In-PremisesMD-410Analysis and Requirements for Video Support In-PremisesContributions

Evan Sun (Huawei)

Hai Ding (China Unicom)

Common YANG

YANG Modules


Common YANG Modules for Access Networks


Bitbucket: WT-383

Nick Hancock (Adtran)

Shiya Ashraf (Nokia)

Kevin Noll (CableLabs)

Common YANG

YANG Modules

WT-496YANG Data Model for MoCA Access 2.5 Interface


Bitbucket: WT-496

Helge Tiainen (Incoax)

Marcos Martinez (MaxLinear)

Common YANG

YANG Modules

WT-513Access Node Management at Scale


Bitbucket: WT-513

Shiya Ashraf (Nokia)

Haomian Zheng (Huawei)

FANNot AssignedWT-142 Issue 5Framework for CWMP and USP enabled PON DevicesContributionsTBD
FANNot AssignedWT-156 Issue 5Using PON Access in the Context of TR-101ContributionsTBD
FANNot AssignedWT-167 Issue 4PON-fed TR-101 Ethernet Access NodeContributionsSamuel Chen (Broadcom)
FANInteroperability and TestDTP-247 Issue 4 Corrigendum 1G-PON & XG-PON & XGS-PON ONU Conformance Abstract Test PlanContributionsVincent Buchoux (LAN)
FANInteroperability and TestDTP-255 Issue 2G-PON Interoperability Test PlanContributionsJustin Nelson (UNH IOL)
FANNot AssignedWT-280 Issue 4

PON in the Context of TR-178

ContributionsHugues Le Bras (Orange)
FANNot AssignedWT-331 Issue 2

Architecture and Technical Requirement for PON-Based Mobile Backhaul Networks

ContributionsSamuel Chen (Broadcom)
FANPON ManagementWT-385 Issue 3 Amendment 1YANG Modules for PON Management


Bitbucket: WT-385

Robert Peschi (Nokia)

FANInteroperability and TestWT-423 Issue 3PON PMD Layer Conformance Test PlanContributions

Hugh Singleton (BT)

FANPON ManagementWT-489, Issue 1, Amendment 1Authentication of an ONU and selection of eOMCI or vOMCIContributionsRobert Peschi (Nokia)
FANPON ManagementWT-505ONU Management at Scale


Bitbucket: WT-505

Joey Boyd (Adtran)

Robert Peschi (Nokia)

FANPON ManagementWT-509YANG Modules for Cooperative Dynamic Bandwidth Assignment (CO DBA)


Bitbucket: WT-509

Francois Fredricx (Nokia)
FANG.HSP 50G-PONThe G.HSP 50G-PON Project Stream is linked to many projects and Working Texts. See the Contributions link or go to the Project Stream home page for more details.ContributionsProject Stream lead: Samuel Chen (Broadcom)
FAN25GS PONThe 25GS PON Project Stream is linked to many projects and Working Texts. See the Contributions link or go to the Project Stream home page for more details.
ContributionsProject Stream lead: Frank Van der Putten (Nokia)
FANPON ManagementWT-512EAP-OMCI MethodContributionsFrank Van der Putten (Nokia)
FANPON ManagementWT-514OLT PON Management at Scale


Bitbucket: WT-514

Jian Zhu (Huawei)

Robert Peschi (Nokia)

PHYtxNon-PS AssignedWT-285 Issue 2 Amendment 1Broadband Copper Cable ModelsContributionsAndre Holley (TELUS Communications)

PHYtx and RPF Certification 

OD-335 Interop Plugfest Test Plan


Martin Casey (Calix)
Non-PS AssignedWT-301 Issue 2 Amendment 3Architecture and Requirements for Fiber to the Distribution PointContributionsHerman Verbueken
Non-PS AssignedWT-301 Issue 3Architecture and Requirements for Fiber to the Distribution PointContributions
PHYtxNon-PS AssignedWT-500MoCA Access Performance Test PlanContributions

Helge Tiainen (InCoax)

SDN and NFVCloudCOWT-384 Issue 2Cloud Central Office Reference Architectural FrameworkContributions

Aihua Guo (Futurewei)

Hai Ding (China Unicom)

SDN and NFVCloudCOWT-403 Amendment 1PON Abstraction Interface for Time-critical ApplicationsContributions

Bruno Cornaglia (Vodafone)

SDN and NFVCloudCOWT-411 Issue 2Definition of Interfaces between Cloud CO Functional ModulesContributions


SDN and NFVCloudCOWT-413 Issue 2SDN Management and Control Interfaces for CloudCO Network FunctionsContributions

Mauro Tilocca (Telecom Italia)

Haomian Zheng (Huawei)

SDN and NFVAutomated Intelligent ManagementWT-436 Issue 2Automated Intelligent Management Framework and ArchitectureContributions

Hiroshi Ou (NTT)

Xueyan Song (ZTE)

SDN and NFVCloudCOWT-451 Amendment 1vOMCI Interface SpecificationContributions

Andre' D. Brizido (Altice Labs)

SDN and NFVCloudCOWT-454 Issue 2YANG Modules for Access Network Map & Equipment InventoryContributions

Tom van Caenegem

Avinash S.

SDN and NFVCloud ComponentWT-486i2Interfaces for AIMContributions

Ken Kerpez (DZS)

Kota Asaka (NTT)

SDN and NFVCloud ComponentWT-491Metro Compute Networking Architecture, Functional Modules and Interface DefinitionsContributions

Call for co-Editor:

Contact the SDN and NFV Work Area Directors or for more information.

SDN and NFVCloud ComponentWT-495Smart SD-WAN Architecture and Node RequirementsContributionsFeng Yang (China Mobile)
SDN and NFVAutomated Intelligent ManagementWT-508Broadband Network Data Collection (BNDC)Contributions

Jian Zhu (Huawei)

Yu Xie (ZTE)

WWC5GWT-456 Issue 3AGF Functional RequirementsContributions

Christele Bouchat (Nokia)

Jonathan Newton (Vodafone)

WWC5GWT-458 Issue 2Wireless and Wireline Convergence with Control and User Plane Separation - Reference Architecture, Interface, and Protocol SpecificationContributions

Kenneth Wan (Nokia)

WWC5GWT-470 Issue 3FMC Architectural OverviewContributions

Christele Bouchat (Nokia)

Manuel Paul (Deutsche Telekom)

WWC5GMD-470Value of WWCContributions

Juan-Luis Esteban (Ciena)

WWC5GMD-5065G Hybrid AccessContributions


WWCMulti-Tenant FWAWT-507FWA solution for delivery inside a MDU/MTUContributions

Helge Tiainen / InCoax

Michael Timmers (Nokia)

WWCNon-PS AssignedMD-516 Benefits of Multi-Tenant Fixed Wireless AccessContributions


Open Broadband Projects

Open Broadband (OB) initiatives: Brings open source and open standards together, paving the way to dramatically change our industry and bring the full promise of broadband to fruition. Read more.

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Open Broadband - WWC Reference Implementation for 5G-RG

OB-5WWC Wiki


Open Broadband - Broadband Access Abstraction (BAA)

OB-MAPOpen Broadband -Multi Access Point (MAP) OB-MAP Wiki
OB-UDPSTOpen Broadband -UDP Speed TestOB-UDPST Wiki
OB-USP-AgentOpen Broadband - USP-AgentOB-USP-Agent Wiki