Is your device TR-069 certified? CDRouter is the official test platform of the certification program for TR-069, called BBF.069. You can perform this testing using CDRouter before seeking certification at an approved test laboratory.
TR-069 certified devices can claim complete conformance to the TR-069 protocol. If the device supports one or more optional features, those tests are performed and included when the device is listed on the Broadband Forum certified device list. Also included is the version of CWMP that the device supports. For example, if your device supports Amendment 5 and includes support for the XMPP Connection Request mechanism, that test will be performed and the supported option listed with the protocol version that was tested.
The certification applies to a specific make, model, and major firmware version of a device. Getting new firmware tested is crucial to ensure that the device is still compliant.
The CDRouter BBF.069 test add-on is an expansion to CDRouter TR-069. It uses CDRouter’s scriptable ACS simulator to run through over 115 test cases. These tests go into the specific requirements of the TR-069 protocol, testing session initiation, security, events, RPCs, and error conditions. The BBF.069 tests go deeper than the standard set of functional and interoperability testing of the basic TR-069 add-on.
The certification testing ensures a device correctly implements the TR-069 standards developed by the Broadband Forum. It eliminates common implementation problems before the devices even reach deployment. Some of the common problems that have been corrected by the certification are issues with security protocols, SSL/TLS, session redirection to new ACS servers, session initiation and device bootstrap. All of these TR-069 functions are critical to the successful deployment and operation of TR-069 in a broadband network.
TR-069 certification process
Certified products are significantly more interoperable with existing ACS deployments. This reduces the amount of time required by service provider to pre-qualify devices for their deployments, while also reducing the amount of support required from the vendor to the service provider. This helps lower the costs for both the service provider and vendor.
With the increased interoperability and testing of new firmware prior to deployment, service providers and vendors can be more confident with new services or devices deployed in the field. This also lowers the amount of physical support required for the subscriber, preventing unnecessary support calls or truck rolls.
Finally, certified devices are more likely to be accepted into service provider networks. They know their jobs will be much easier when deploying certified devices. Providers often ask for certification in their RFPs and device vendors ask for certified products from their chipsets and OEMs.
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