UNH-IOL Setup Home Networking Consortium For TR-069 and IPv6 Testing

  • Posted on: 4 July 2012
  • By: chw staff

The UNH-IOL (University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory) has setup a new home networking consortium, which is to act as a one stop shop for broadband forum TR-069 and IPv6 testing.  UNH-IOL said manufacturers of CPE (customer premise equipment) can have their devices tested for IPv6 CPE Ready Logo and compliance to the TR-069 protocol.  The UNH-IOL has been named the world’s only official laboratory for all Broadband Forum TR-069 testing and is the only approved laboratory for IPv6 CPE Ready Logo testing in North America.

“In the Home Networking Consortium, CPE vendors will tackle two transformative technologies for the connected home – TR-069 and IPv6 – while saving time and costs testing products for both technologies in the same consortium,” said Erica Johnson, Director of the UNH-IOL. The service will be provided under one roof allowing manufacturers to quickly address issues and get their product to market quicker.

By having their devices compliant with TR-069 protocol for CPE, operators can remotely monitor performance, manage, and upgrade many connected devices in the home, ensuring quality of service and improving customer relationships by providing additional support. For the subscriber this means, for example, less time wasted on the phone with customer support to get your service operational or debugging your home gateway.

Although the IPv6 Ready CPE Logo Program is not set to officially launch until the fourth quarter of this year, UNH-IOL said, starting this month members of the consortium can pre-test for CPE compliance with the Broadband Forum TR-069 conformance Test Suite.  Non-members can pre-test single device through UNH-IOL’s pay per test option. Devices that can be tested include broadband gateway devices,  IPTV set-top boxes, VoIP phones, home routers, femtocell access points, and network attached storage devices.