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DSL Forum Issues Reports

DSL Forum issues three new technical reports aimed at enhancing the flexibility and robustness of DSL technology

December 13, 2005

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MUNICH -- As global subscribers to broadband DSL approach 140 million(1), the international DSL Forum published three new Technical Reports at its Munich meeting (5-8 December 2005) to further enhance the flexibility and robustness of the world-leading broadband technology. They are:

  • TR-102 Service Interface Protocol: Dynamic IP-centric Network Policy

  • TR-111 Applying TR-069 to Remote Management Of Home Networked Devices

  • TR-113 Multiple Carrier Modulation (MCM) Specific Managed Objects in VDSL Network Element

There is a critical need to provide a standard interface between the broadband access network and both network service providers and application providers. A standard set of system interfaces allows them to define the flow of information to move toward real time fulfilment of IP based services such as VoIP, video conferencing and additional bandwidth on demand. The common set of service interfaces for broadband DSL is specified in the first of these DSL Forum Technical Reports, TR-102 (Service Interface Requirements for TR-058 Architectures). The industry adoption of this set of interfaces and information flows will enhance the ability of network architectures to deliver multiple, end-to-end services and applications over broadband DSL, while reducing costs.

Technical Report 111 applies the remote activation protocol TR-069 through the gateway to home-networked devices such as VoIP phones, media set-top boxes and gaming console systems. The remote management of this increasingly diverse mix of home-networked devices is a growing requirement for service providers, and an expectation of residential customers.

Technical Report 113, Multiple Carrier Modulation Specific Managed Objects in VDSL Network Element, will be used by customer premises equipment vendors in VDSL implementations, and by service providers in the EMS systems they use to configure and manage VDSL based service.

"End-to-end, the DSL Forum is driving innovation," said Michael Brusca, chairman of the DSL Forum. "These TRs address different aspects of broadband DSL development, yet work together to strengthen the reference model for DSL," he added.

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