Broadband Forum has launched its User Services Platform (USP) Agent Certification Program, providing assurance and confidence for service providers and consumer electronics companies looking to generate new revenues from Internet of Things (IoT) services, cloud-based business models, and Wi-Fi and security management, the company said.
In a significant step forward for the Connected Home market that signals industry readiness, the USP Agent Certification Program is Broadband Forum´s first to use a self-certification model — allowing companies to cost-effectively test any broadband or consumer connected device against the Conformance Test Plan for User Services Platform Agents (TP-469) standard.
This will greatly accelerate interoperability by streamlining companies´ ability to perform repeatable, automated testing on their own while preserving the integrity of the results and overall value of certified products by testing against rigorous standards.
Companies can self-test their products using an accredited test tool, which provides secure results for validation by a Broadband Forum approved laboratory or can submit products directly to the approved laboratory for testing. Products that have been validated will be recognized with a logo and certification ID and posted on Broadband Forum´s product registry website along with a list of the product´s supported features.
Broadband Forum is the communications industry´s organization focused on accelerating broadband innovation, standards, and ecosystem development. For more information about the Broadband Forum, go to https://www.broadband-forum.org.