The Broadband Forum successfully tested its User Services Platform (USP) at a plugfest, the group announced today. The Broadband Forum User Services Platform is the next evolution of the Broadband Forum’s TR-069 standard which is closing in on 1 billion worldwide installations.

USP aims to bring a unified, approach to implementing, deploying and managing the various devices in the connected home.

According to the Broadband Forum, several of the top Auto-Configuration Server (ACS) vendors are updating their TR-069 solutions to USP due to the expanded functionality.

Broadband Forum User Services Platform
Also aiding adoption is USP’s ability to support multi-tenant remote management, enabling USP to complement any TR-069-compliant ACS. So service providers can augment their TR-069-based management system with the new features of a USP-based management system in a subscriber’s home network.

“In this second USP Plugfest, we laid the foundations of conformance and testing which will, in turn, enable the creation of interoperable, reliable and robust solutions,” said Jason Walls, co-director of the Broadband User Services (BUS) Work Area at Broadband Forum and director of technical marketing at QA Café, in a prepared statement. “The result will be greater and faster market adoption of USP by service providers, vendors, component manufacturers, and developers globally. That, combined with its backwards compatibility and ability to co-exist with TR-069, makes USP really revolutionary for everyone who is looking towards the future of the connected home.”

John Blackford, co-director of the Broadband User Services (BUS) Work Area, member of the Broadband Forum’s board and product management director at ARRIS, added in a prepared statement: “By achieving this level of interoperability and industry collaboration, service providers using USP-derived solutions can overcome emerging complexities in home networking. These solutions comprise a modern, scalable platform that allows service providers to monetize a range of new services across Wi-Fi and IoT devices in the connected home.”

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