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DSL Forum releases blueprint for accelerating adoption of next-generation broadband services

The DSL Forum, an international consortium of more than 200 member organizations, today announced an initiative des...


September 12, 2006  


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The DSL Forum, an international consortium of more than 200 member organizations, today announced an initiative designed to fuel the growth of next-generation broadband services.

The new BroadbandSuite initiative expands the DSL Forum’s mission beyond DSL to address interoperability and management across DSL, fiber and alternative broadband technologies.

For the past 12 years, the DSL Forum has helped to define key infrastructure and procedures needed to drive global DSL growth.

“Today, DSL is the dominant broadband technology, used by more than 150 million subscribers worldwide for IP-based services that range from ‘simple’ high speed data transfer to multi-channel HDTV, video on demand, videoconferencing and VoIP,” the organization said in a release.

Service providers are evolving their access infrastructures to serve more customers with newer services through adoption of a common set of specifications, including DSL Forum Technical Reports (TR).

“The DSL Forum serves as the catalyst for developing critical standards necessary for the delivery of DSL and integrated services across the globe,” said Matt Davis, Director, Consumer Multiplay at IDC.

“Companies not normally associated strictly with DSL, such as consumer electronics vendors and home networking companies stand to benefit as the DSL Forum evolves in order to create the technological underpinnings necessary for the delivery of voice, video, and multimedia over DSL and other broadband technologies.”