The body mandated to develop the TR-069 standard as well as other broadband specifications.
Business Support System (BSS)
Systems or applications in an operator network that perform customer-facing operations, such as CRM (customer resource management) and billing (OSS/BSS).
Customer Premises Equipment (CPE)
Any device or piece of equipment located on customer premises that enables the customer to access services. These include, for example, set-top boxes, Internet gateway
devices, and cable modems.
CPE WAN Management Protocol (CWMP)
A protocol, defined in TR-069, for the remote management of CPE devices through communication between CPEs and an auto-configuration server.
Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT)
A protocol, defined in ISO/IEC PRF 20922, for publish-subscribe messaging using a message broker such as Kafka.
Network Address Translation (NAT)
As defined in RFC 2663, a method by which IP addresses are mapped from one address realm to another, providing transparent routing to end hosts.
Northbound Interface (NBI)
An interface that allows systems or applications to communicate with higher-level components. Frequently this is the interface used to access the management,
administration, or configuration for a service.
Operations Support System (OSS)
Systems or applications on an operator network that perform network-facing operations, such as service activation and inventory. The term is often combined with BSS
Organizationally Unique Identifier (OUI)
A 24-bit number purchased from the IEEE Registration Authority (IEEE-RA) that uniquely identifies a company, such as a hardware manufacturer. This number is often
concatenated to create other standard identifiers. For example, the first three octets of a MAC address are the OUI.
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
A mechanism, defined in the TR-069, Amendment 2 standard that facilitates bi-directional communication between a CPE device and an auto-configuration server.
Session Traversal Utilities for NAT (STUN)
A client–server network protocol defined in RFC 3489
Set-Top Box (STB)
A device used to convert broadcast signals into visual content for display on a screen, for example, a television.
Software applications that can be installed on a CPE.
Southbound Interface (SBI)
An interface that allows systems or applications to communicate with lower-level components. For example, an SBI may provide access to the business logic for an
The Broadband Forum technical report that defines the CPE WAN management protocol (CWMP).