Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Femto Forum Adopts TR-069 CPE WAN Management

The Femto Forum has agreed to implement the Broadband Forum's TR-069 "CPE WAN Management Protocol", a worldwide standard for real-time management of customer premises equipment (CPE), as the basis for the management protocol for femtocells. An estimated 30 million devices currently use TR-069, which was first defined in 2004 by The DSL Forum (predecessor to the Broadband Forum).

The two bodies have been working together over recent months to ensure the protocol is able to meet the criteria of femtocells. The TR-069 protocol standardizes secure CPE auto-configuration practices and incorporates other CPE management functions, including diagnostics and troubleshooting, performance monitoring, and software/image management, into a common framework. Some Femto Forum members have already adopted the protocol into their existing solutions but today's agreement means it will become the femtocell industry's first de facto management standard.http://www.femtoforum.org

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