broadbandforumBroadband Forum on November 23 announced it has completed development of new network-edge fiber-to-the-distribution-point (FTTdp) management technology at its latest quarterly meeting in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Broadband Forum members approved the release of the FTTdp YANG management model, which will facilitate members’ ability to deliver faster, higher quality broadband services to homes and businesses, according to a press release.

G.fast Management Model
The FTTdp YANG model makes use of innovative software-based techniques that pave the way for network carriers to provide ultra-fast broadband services and adds momentum to the Forum’s G.fast development efforts. It’s also the first Forum software development project written in the YANG modeling language.

The quarterly Broadband Forum meeting in Mexico was the first for industry association since Broadband Forum launched its Broadband 20/20 strategic plan. Along with G.fast, the Broadband 20/20 vision entails making use of NFV, SDN, Internet of Things (IoT) technology and 5G networks in the home, small business and multi-user broadband network infrastructure when officially released.

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“This is great news for our members whether they be service providers, vendors or test houses,” Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh was quoted as saying.

“By adopting YANG modelling we are in the process of moving the management of FTTdp from the drawing board into the network, helping to drive open interoperability between different devices. This means service providers can offer competitive ultrafast services such as G.fast.”

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