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Big data analytics using TR-069 or TR-369 (USP) HTTP bulk data collection

May 5, 2019 · 6 min read

TR-069 Annex N and TR-369 defined an HTTP based bulk data collection mechanism to allow agents to push lightweight TR-181 information to data collectors for AI, machine learning, and statistics monitoring of broadband and home networks. Here's how it works, and how to configure it using an ACS or Controller.

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Introducing the NTA1000v6

2 min read

Built for testing The NTA1000v6 is a pre-configured high performance network test appliance optimized for use with CDRouter, the industry’s leading test solution for Wi-Fi routers and broadband CPE. The NTA1000 delivers CDRouter in a turn-key solution enabling rapid deployment of CDRouter in any test environment. The NTA1000v6 includes powerful key features: Support for 802.11ac Wave 2 4x4 The ability to simulate up to 128 Wi-Fi clients 2. Keep reading


Features of the Device 2.12 data model for TR-069 and USP

6 min read

In alignment with the release of TR-069 Amendment 6 and the User Services Platform/TR-369, the Broadband Forum updated its comprehensive data model that describes CWMP endpoints or USP agents. There’s a number of new features, some of which are tied to updates to CWMP, as well as new interfaces and applications that are managed by CWMP or USP. Here’s a short overview of the changes in Device:2.12. How do data models work? Keep reading


Managed IoT, security, and the User Services Platform

2 min read

The team here at QA Cafe is deeply involved in networking standards, especially the Broadband Forum and the TR-069 protocol. The Broadband Forum is expanding the reach of TR-069 with its User Services Platform, representing an evolution of TR-069 to managed a more varied and greater number of connected devices. As consumer electronics vendors enter the world of network connected devices, and networking vendors begin to enter the world of smart devices, there’s a lot of new challenges that management systems can solve. Keep reading


Are your devices user interfaces vulnerable to common attack vectors?

7 min read

Security in home networking devices, particular home Wi-Fi routers, has come to the forefront in the last few years. While many of the discovered vulnerabilities are zero-day (meaning they are new vulnerabilities that can be exploited before they are known), some of the more recent attacks including VPNFilter, are exploiting common weaknesses in consumer router design that have been well known for some time. Security requirements vs. best practices Keep reading