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About ULE Alliance


The ULE Alliance mission is to establish ULE as the world’s leading control network eco-system for home and building use by leveraging the proven reliability and range of the DECT radio technology currently in use in 100’s of millions of products worldwide.


The ULE Alliance allows its members to quickly develop new products and services in the areas of Home Automation, Security and Climate control by ensuring perfect interoperability between the products of the different vendors conforming to the standards, thereby delivering true customer satisfaction and increasing the overall size of the market for all participants.


The ULE Alliance promotes the worldwide allocation and market adoption of the ULE technology

About the TM Forum

TM Forum is a global, non-profit industry association focused on enabling service provider agility and innovation. As an established thought-leader in service creation, management and delivery, the Forum serves as a unifying force across industries, enabling more than 900 member companies to solve critical business issues through access to a wealth of knowledge, intellectual capital and standards.

About FTTH Council

The Fiber-to-the-Home Council is a non-profit organization established to help its members with planning, marketing, implementing and managing FTTH solutions. Council membership includes municipalities, utilities, developers, and traditional and non-traditional service providers, creating a cohesive group to share knowledge and build industry consensus on key issues surrounding fiber-to-the-home.

The mission of the Council is to educate, promote and accelerate fiber-to-the-home and the resulting quality of life enhancements. Its objectives are to supply a consistent and accurate view of FTTH, promote FTTH market development, and to be recognized by the industry as the fiber-to-the-home resource.

About UPnP Forum

By defining and publishing UPnP™ device and service descriptions, members of the UPnP™ Forum are enabling the emergence of easily connected devices and simplifying the implementation of home and corporate networks. In doing so, UPnP™ Forum members are creating new product opportunities for their companies and for other organizations.

The UPnP™ Forum is a group of companies and individuals across multiple industries that play a leading role in the authoring of specifications for UPnP™ devices and services. Formed in October 1999, the Forum is an unincorporated entity of more than 811 consumer electronics, computing, home automation, home security, appliances, printing, photography, computer networking, mobile products and other leading companies working together in an open process to design schema and protocol standards for the UPnP™ initiative.

The goals of the Forum are to allow devices to connect seamlessly and to simplify the implementation of networks in the home and corporate environments. The Forum will achieve this by defining and publishing UPnP™ device control protocols built upon open, Internet-based communication standards.

About Broadband Forum

The Broadband Forum recently changed name from DSL Forum. Broadband Forum is a consortium of approximately 200 leading industry players covering telecommunications, equipment, computing, networking and service provider companies. Its work ensures that service providers are able to rollout, as well as introduce new services quickly and effectively, using common platforms and practices that makes all they do easily scalable, and economical.

Established in 1994, the Forum continues its drive to develop the full potential of DSL to meet the broadband needs of the mass market. In eleven years, the Broadband Forum has moved through defining the core Digital Subscriber Line technology to establishing advanced architecture standards, and maximizing effectiveness in deployment, reach and application support.

The forum has driven global standardization of ADSL, SHDSL, VDSL, ADSL2plus, and VDSL2 and more are in process. These will provide a complete portfolio of digital subscriber line technologies designed to deliver ubiquitous broadband services for a wide range of situations and applications that will continue the transformation of our day-to-day lives in an on-line world. Best practices for auto-configuration, flow-through provisioning, equipment interoperability and other key facilitators of scaleable, global, mass-market deployment of Broadband broadband, are fast-tracked by Broadband Forum.