The Broadband Forum has a new Managing Director, Ken Ko. Total Telecom recently had the opportunity to meet Ken and ask him how he sees the role of the Forum now and in the future, and also to ask him how he came to be MD and what he sees as the scope of the role.

Ken has nearly forty years of experience in communications technology, including over 25 years working with the global standards community. Ken helped develop multiple generations of voice frequency modems for Paradyne and AT&T before joining Rockwell Semiconductor to work in the fledgling broadband market. Most recently he worked at ADTRAN, where he worked as a Senior Staff Scientist researching technologies and developing communications standards at the Broadband Forum and other organizations.

The Broadband Forum is an open, non-profit industry organization composed of the industry’s leading broadband operators, vendors, and thought leaders who are shaping the future of broadband.

Broadband Forum’s mission is to unlock the potential for new markets and profitable revenue growth by leveraging new technologies and standards in the home, intelligent small business and multi-user infrastructure of the broadband network. The innovative use of NFV, SDN, Ultra-Fast access, IoT (Internet of Things), and open source innovation enables the delivery of exciting ultra-fast broadband services, for the connected home and business, access and converged 5G infrastructure and Cloud.

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