The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory's (UNH-IOL) DSL Consortium will be hosting the Broadband Forum VDSL2 (vectoring & 35b) Chipset Interoperability Plugfest the week of February 22 - 26, 2016. Participants MUST be on site, ready to test by 10am Monday morning, with testing running up through 12pm Friday. Please plan travel accordingly. This event is an opportunity for vendors to test the interoperability of their VDSL2 implementation(s), with chipset participants focused on testing the new 35b profile and system integrator participants testing vectoring. The Plugfest will be held at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory's new facility, located at 21 Madbury Road, Suite 100, Durham, NH 03824.
Participants should make hotel and transportation arrangements. Breakfast and afternoon snacks, and a catered lunch will be available on site.
Specific questions not addressed here should be communicated to Lincoln Lavoie, Senior Engineer at +1-603-674-2755 or via email at email@example.com.
This is an official Broadband Forum event. Membership in the UNH-IOL is optional, however, your company MUST be a member of the Broadband Forum to participate and gain access to the required test documents. For more information, visit www.broadband-forum.org.
The UNH-IOL and Broadband Forum are distinct organizations. The UNH-IOL is hosting this event on behalf of the Broadband Forum.
Companies who are members University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory's DSL Consortium may attend this Plugfest for free. Non-members may attend this one-week Plugfest for a fee of $4,000.00 USD per company. This fee may be applied towards future DSL Consortium membership for a period of two months following the final day of the Plugfest.
Each participating company will be allowed to have three people on site during this Plugfest. The cost for additional people is $500.00 USD per person per company.
All fees are payable at the time of registration, onsite via check made payable to "The University of New Hampshire" and paid in U.S. funds, or via major credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express). Fees may now also now be paid online via MasterCard or Visa during the registration process.
All companies participating in the plugfest must complete the registration form below. A completed registration form, submitted prior to the event, will be the only means for access to the Plugfest facility. The registration form must be submitted prior to the Plugfest. Please use the the on-line registration form to register all attendees and devices.
- On-line registration form
- Registration Deadline: February 9, by 11:59pm USA Eastern Time
- Failure to register before the deadline will result in a $500 late fee.
Currently Registered Companies and Equipment
|AVM GmbH.||CPE Solution|
|Broadcom||VTU-O & VTU-R Solutions|
|Lantiq (Intel)||VTU-O & VTU-R Solutions|
|Qualcomm||VTU-O & VTU-R Solutions|
The Broadband Forum Non-Disclosure Agreement must be signed by all participating companies, and must be on file prior to participation in the Plugfest. The Broadband Forum Plugfest NDA for 2015 covers all Broadband Forum Plugfests held from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Companies that have already signed the 2016 Broadband Forum Plugfest NDA (their NDA's are already on file with the the Broadband Forum) need not sign it again until January 1, 2017, at which time a new Plugfest NDA will be issued. A list of companies that have already signed the most recent version of the 2016 Broadband Forum Plugfest NDA is included below.
- 2016 Broadband Forum Plugfest NDA
- Companies that have already signed the Broadband Forum Plugfest NDA
In addition, each participant physically present at the Plugfest must individually sign an acknowledgment of NDA, regardless of their length of stay.
Completed NDA forms should be faxed to Lincoln Lavoie at +1-603-862-4181, or may be emailed to Lincoln Lavoie. Specific questions regarding the content of the NDA should be forwarded to Christine Corby of the Broadband Forum at +1-510-492-4023 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Formal Test Plan
The test plan for this event is Broadband Forum OD-297. Note, your company must be a member of the Broadband Forum and you must have a working Broadband Forum login to access this test plan.
- Chipset participants will focus on testing the new 35b profile defined in Annex Q of ITU-T G.993.2
- System Integrator participants will focus on testing vectoring and bonding.
Equipment Shipping Information
All equipment must be shipped to the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory to arrive no later than the Friday prior to the start of the event. There is NO Saturday or Sunday delivery service available.
Companies shipping equipment to the UNH-IOL are required to cover all shipping and customs/duties costs. Failure to do so will require the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory to bill the participating company for any outstanding shipping and customs/duties charges plus a one hundred dollar ($100.00 USD) handling fee.
The following shipping address MUST be used:
|Broadband Forum/UNH-IOL VDSL2 Plugfest
Attn: Lincoln Lavoie
21 Madbury Road, Suite 100
Durham, NH 03824
Tel: +1-603-862-0090 (needed for FedEx)
- No collect shipments will be accepted, and all shipping fees, including U.S. Customs charges, are the responsibility of the shipper. UNH-IOL will NOT pay for U.S. Customs charges, and prepayment of Customs charges is required.
- Please remember that international shipments must be cleared through U.S. Customs, which could take up to a week of additional time in shipping.
- Equipment presently housed at the UNH-IOL facility will be available for use during the Plugfest, provided that it is registered prior to the event.
Dining Arrangements Onsite
A continental breakfast, afternoon snacks, beverages and a catered lunch will be provided onsite during the event.
This event is facilitated by the UNH-IOL for the Broadband Forum. Due to the technical goals and confidentiality of these plugfests, no participants may issue a press release regarding their participation or results. It is the sole responsibility of the Broadband Forum to issue any press releases regarding this event.