According to The Broadband Forum, its latest release, BroadbandSuite 4.1, “provides techniques and tools to provision, measure and manage each segment of the broadband network to ensure quality delivery of Connected Home services.”

While continuing to address the ever-expanding Connected Home ecosystem, the new release addresses for the first time service requirements of triple play and beyond, including machine-to-machine applications like metering and monitoring as well as teleworking support. ? 

“Recognizing that more than 60 percent of the world’s broadband deployments are via Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL), a group of the specifications in this release deal specifically with how to engineer DSL for enhanced speed, stability and service delivery,” the Forum adds. “These specifications make up what is referred to as the DSL Quality Management (DQM) Suite that describes techniques using DSL line performance, status and test data as well as other data as inputs to measure throughput and diagnose line functions. The specifications then prescribe potential corrective actions to alleviate problems or improve performance.” ? ?

Topics covered in the BroadbandSuite 4.1 release include:

•    DSL Quality Management (DQM) Suite of TRs
•    Broadband Architecture recommendations
•    ADSL2plus & Splitter functional measurements
•    IPTV Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics
•    BBF Value Proposition for Connected Home white paper
•    BroadbandSuite 4.1 Release Companion Guide

Several other technical reports also are included.

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