We want our customers to be confident that the investment they make today to improve their internet QoS and home Wi-Fi QoE will not be obsolete in a few years. That is why we actively participate in standards organizations and contributes to the definition of standards.
The ecosystem for internet access technology is very dynamic. New advancements are introduced at an aggressive pace. As a result, service providers must constantly upgrade equipment and services to stay competitive, which can be very costly. When it comes to optimizing internet and Wi-Fi performance for QoS and QoE, a proprietary solution that works great today, may not do the job in a few years as technology and home Wi-Fi environments change.
The Standards Organizations Landscape
Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on your perspective, there are many organizations that define standards that impact our service provider customers. There are Wi-Fi, broadband, DSL, virtualization, and GPON standards groups—to name a few—that contribute to our industry. So, we often are asked in which standards bodies ASSIA participates.
So we worked with our Director of Standards, Ken Kerpez, to create the document “ASSIA Participation in Standards Organizations” that summarizes:
- The standards organizations we contribute to or follow
- Their purpose
- The standards they are defining that are important to our service provider, network provider, phone carrier, and cable company customers
What We Contribute
ASSIA’s participation with standards organizations goes far beyond just attending the meetings. ASSIA actively contributes to these standards by:
- Researching and innovating technologies
- Authoring, and co-authoring, standards contributions – over 60 in the past year
- Helping to define, shape, and evolve the standards for the better
Goals for Our Standards Work
As we work with these standards organizations, our goal is to assure these technology standards constantly innovate and improve so that operators are instrumented with:
- Operator access to open management interfaces for enhanced performance management, monitoring, optimization, and diagnostics
- Constantly improving high-performance technologies
- Open interfaces so that these technologies can be managed by intuitive products such as Apps and cloud services built by operators and vendors
- Standard open source technologies shared across the industry
Benefits to Our Customers
Our work with standards groups results in the following benefits for our customers:
- Low operational and capital costs
- Rapid times to market
- Smooth deployments and upgrades
- Reusable components
- Enhanced services
- Reliable diagnostics and optimization
Our Standards Organizations Focus
Our areas of focus include standard technologies currently in use such as Wi-Fi, mesh networks, cloud-management, DSL, PON (fiber), and G.fast, and future technologies such as G.mgfast and Wi-Fi 6E.
Download the document “ASSIA Participation in Standards Organizations” to see what we are doing with the:
- Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA)
- Broadband Forum (BBF)
- Network Interoperability Consultative Committee (NICC)
- International Telecommunications Union
- Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA)
- prpl Foundation
And stay tuned for our “Guide to Wi-Fi Standards and Open Source” whitepaper which will be published here later this month.