Top Companies Partner with UNH-IOL to Showcase Live Interoperability Demo at Broadband Forum 2016

DURHAM, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry, is excited to partner up with six companies to showcase the industry's first cross-chipset interoperability demo at this week’s Broadband World Forum (BBWF) taking place at the ExCeL Convention Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, London at booth (D30). Companies include Calix; Digital Lightwave (A Division of VeEX); HuaweiMetanoia Communications, Inc.Technicolor; and Telebyte.

UNH-IOL is hosting a multi-vendor demonstration highlighting the interoperability of products from the previously mentioned companies based on chipsets from three different providers, Metanoia, Broadcom, and Sckipio. There is a massive increase in live deployments of across the world and proving the importance of interoperability with help showcase equipment and solutions from top vendors.

Selected in 2014 as the Broadband Forum’s first and only official test site for the Certification Program, the UNH-IOL has worked with the chipset provides, device manufacturers, and Service providers to create a vibrant ecosystem of manufacturers and support the accelerated adoption of the standard by Service providers. Having hosted several plugfest events over the past year, this interoperability demo is the first public outcome of those events. The upcoming plugfests, scheduled for November and January will continue to the development of interoperable solutions, creating more flexible, harmonious networks which helps save money for Service providers and accelerate time to market.

Executive Comments:

“Being part of this Cross-Chipset Interoperability Demo as a CPE provider is an exciting experience for us. IOP is critical to the market, and Metanoia recognized it from day one and has been very active not only in the Plugfest organized by UNH, but also in working with some major players in this new market.” - Metanoia Communications, Inc., CEO, CT Wu.

“It is very beneficial for the industry to see that interoperability is real,” said Michael Breneisen, President of Telebyte. “Knowing there are test solutions available that are designed specifically for physical layer testing makes it easier for companies to begin or expand their efforts in this area. Telebyte is excited to be leading the industry in providing those solutions.”

“As the technology has moved quickly from pilots and lab trials to real live deployments in 2016 the interoperability work of the UNH-IOL in partnership with the Broadband forum becomes more and more critical. We are proud to be working with them to assure the successful commercial viability of in multi-vendor environments.” - Calix

“With standardization completed, chipsets available, and huge appetite from operators, exciting times lay ahead with sizeable deployments forecasted for as early as 2017.” - Karel Adriaensen, Technicolor Connected Home Product Director.

“An Ethernet/IP traffic generator and analyzer is a critical component of the Broadband Forum’s ID-337 Certification Test Plan,” said Cyrille Morelle, President and CEO of VeEX.“The UNH-IOL Certification lab has adopted our MPA Multi-Protocol Analyzer and Generator as part of their testing service equipment. Digital Lightwave is ready to meet the crucial testing needs of the ecosystem.”

About the UNH-IOL

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