Even so, TR-069 is still in its infancy in the cable world. Telcos have been using TR-069 for several years, but unfortunately, not all vendors have implemented the standard the same way. Some went a little wild and developed interesting features without focusing on openness. There’s even a joke about the industry’s lack of uniformity: “The good thing about a standard is that everyone can have his own.”
Thankfully, so far cable is off to a good start. For the most part, cable vendors are trying hard to comply with the standard. This is possibly because cable providers are used to multi-vendor environments and realize that the technology will only stick if everyone follows the standard.
Incognito is committed to TR-069 and we want to help vendors comply. In the end, everyone benefits from closely followed standards because there will be a larger set of interoperable network building blocks. If you’re working with vendors, encourage them to look into our TR-069 Interop Program. This free program lets you check whether devices meet the standard as defined by Broadband Forum. Just ask your vendor to send us device sample units so that we can keep these on the shelf, ready to test out any new firmware or hardware revisions. We’re committed to making your life easier and to making TR-069 a reality for cable, so let’s work together to make this standard uniform across the industry.
By the way, if you’re attending ANGA COM 2013, please join us at a complimentary workshop on TR-069 and IPDR for Cable MSOs on June 3.