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Broadband Forum (BBF)

The Broadband Forum is the central body for end-to-end broadband access and core network architecture, testing and management specifications. It is a global consortium of approximately 200 leading industry players including network service providers, network and customer premises equipment, chipset companies, test equipment and laboratories, regulatory bodies, educational institutions and consultants. Established in 1994, originally as the ADSL Forum and later the DSL Forum, the Broadband Forum united with the IP/MPLS Forum to broaden its focus over the entire networking infrastructure.