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Broadband Forum Work on “Hybrid Access for Broadband Networks” (WT-348)

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State Posted
Submitted Date 2014-10-21
From Contact Christophe Alter
To Group IETF
To Contacts The IETF Chair <>
Cc The IESG <>
David Sinicrope <>
Purpose For information
Attachments Broadband Forum Work on “Hybrid Access for Broadband Networks” (WT-348)
Liaisons referring to this one Response to Broadband Forum Work on "Hybrid Access for Broadband Networks" (WT-348)
Dear IETF and 3GPP colleagues,

At the Broadband Forum Meeting held recently in Dublin, Ireland, the End to End Architecture
Working Group has approved and begun work on a new project called “WT-348 Hybrid Access for
Broadband Networks” defining architectural requirements to allow coordinated and, when
needed, simultaneous use of fixed broadband access and 3GPP access networks for
converged operators.

The business drivers for this work include enabling service providers to offer faster service
provisioning and fulfillment, higher throughput and increased WAN reliability.

We will keep you informed of this work as it progresses.

The Broadband Forum’s Q4 meeting will be held December 8 - 12, 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan.

Christophe Alter,
Broadband Forum Technical Committee Chair