Operations Manager of Broadband Technologies, University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab
Timothy Sheehan is a manager at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). He collaborates with companies from all over the world to develop broad-based, flexible testing strategies to cost effectively meet network interoperability and conformance requirements for the TR-069 Management Protocol, Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) technologies, and Gigabit Passive Optical Networks (GPON).
Timothy is the TR-069 technical lead for the UNH-IOL. In this role, he oversees various aspects in testing of TR-069 enabled devices, works on a variety of multi-vendor CWMP testing scenarios, and acts as a liaison between students and vendors during device testing and development. In addition, he is an editor of the Broadband Forum’s TR-069 Conformance Test Specification. He was instrumental in the UNH-IOL’s designation as the world’s only Broadband Forum BBF.069 Certification laboratory and took the lead on developing the BBF.069 Certification Program at the UNH-IOL.
Timothy joined the UNH-IOL in 2011, bringing more than 20 years of experience working at a number of large, medium and startup companies in the broadband, telecommunications, networking and defense industries. He is an expert in the TR-069 protocol, broadband protocols such as xDSLs, and connectivity protocols such as IGMP and Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM).
His ongoing collaboration with the Broadband Forum demonstrates his dedication to developing new standards, as well as assisting commercial service providers and network equipment vendors to cost effectively speed go-to-market time for products.
Timothy holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Norwich University in Vermont.