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THE 2019 BBWF HIGHLIGHTS

This year in Amsterdam, BBWF was joined by more than 200 expert speakers and brought together over 4,100 broadband professionals from across the globe

Thousands of broadband professionals descended on the RAI for in-depth keynotes and exciting presentations from some of the most influential names in broadband, including Vodafone, Verizon, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, BT, ONF, KPN, Comcast, Liberty Global, Telia, Uber, Renault and more. 

WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS

This year, BBWF hosted 3 expert workshops:

  • ONF workshop on transforming the operator edge with curated open source networking
  • 5G BASe workshop, exploring the reality of a 5G world for both consumers and service providers as well as the role of fixed in enabling these services
  • Connected Home BASe workshop, delivering a market status update on the impact of consumer demands, partnering for OTT, architecture enablements and redefining Wi-Fi performance with T-398.
KEYNOTE HIGHLIGHTS
  • Gerry McQuade, CEO at BT Enterprise, who discussed the 5G vertical use cases and monetisation
  • Babak Fouladi, Chief Technology & Digital Officer at KPN, who explored the journey to becoming a digital operator
  • Lise Fuhr, Director General at ETNO, who discussed the impact of new European Parliament legislature on Very High Capacity Networks
  • Benoit Joly, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer - Services, Renault, who debated automotive driving as the future of connectivity
FREE STAGE HIGHLIGHTS
  • Operator Use cases from Telefonica Espana, Deutsche Telekom and PT Telkom Akses Indonesia
  • The Stakeholder Gathering, joined by Match Maker Ventures, The Walt Disney Company, Elisa, UpRamp, CableLabs US and Veon
  • Presentation from Barcelona City Council on 5G testbed deployment and conclusions drawn based on their urbanistic model
  • Panel discussion on inclusion, up-skilling and diversity in the broadband industry, joined by European Commission, Virgin Media, Digital Innovation Forum, Doqdrive and Tungsram Group
  • Presentation from Google Fibre's Senior Architect & IEEEP9OT.3CS Chair, Claudio DeSanti, exploring enabling broadband access for all with super PON

TOP BBWF DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED:



  • Interview with Stefaan Vanhastel, CTO Fixed Networks at Nokia, explaining why fixed broadband still matters in today's 5G world
  • Keynote presentation from Lise Fuhr, Director General at ETNO, discussing the impact of new European Parliament legislature on Very High Capacity Networks
  • Keynote presentation from Babak Fouladi, Chief Technology & Digital Officer at KPN, who explored the journey to becoming a digital operator
  • Keynote presentation from Benoit Joly, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer - Services, Renault, who debated automotive driving as the future of connectivity

TOP BBWF DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED:


  • Keynote from Gerry McQuade, CEO at BT Enterprise on 5G vertical use cases and monetisation
  • Presentation from Barcelona City Council on 5G testbed deployment and conclusions drawn based on their urbanistic model
  • Operator Use cases from Telefonica Espana, Deutsche Telekom and PT Telkom Akses Indonesia
  • The Stakeholder Gathering, joined by Match Maker Ventures, The Walt Disney Company, Elisa, UpRamp, CableLabs US and Veon 


TOP BBWF DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED:


  • Keynote from Rahul Vijay, Global Head of Connectivity at Uber who discussed connectivity as a competitive advantage 
  • Buzzword bingo: Cutting through AI, Machine Learning, IA to the solutions beyond, joined by Rogers and MyRepublic
  • The presentation, hosted by Massimo Bertolotti, Broadband CTO at Sky Italia, discussing bringing intelligent innovation to telco services

EXPERT CONTENT, REAL-TIME CONNECTIONS & ON-TREND DISCUSSIONS AT BBWF

WOMEN IN COMMS PANEL

This panel focused on engaging, encouraging and empowering women in telco, covering topics such as: how can enterprises take a proactive approach to improving gender balance, how can the industry be more attractive to women, developing role models to support engineers & more. 


VIEW THE PANEL
NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR

Our attendees enjoyed an hour each day of free drinks in our exhibition, where they could mingle and network with our 4,100+ strong audience of broadband professionals and make real connections.

VIEW THE SAMPLE ATTENDEE LIST
THE EXHIBITION

Our expo this year welcomed over 150+ broadband solution providers who showcased their latest products and innovations. From Tier 1's to start-ups, the full ecosystem was represented. 

SEE THE EXHIBITORS
THE START UP SHOWCASE

This year saw some top start-ups battle it out for the coveted title, which was taken by LifeMote! They presented their AI-driven WiFi Analytics and Proactive Maintenance Platform on the cloud for the Internet Service Providers. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT LIFEMOTE
THE BROADBAND AWARDS

This was a night to remember - with a completely sold out venue, we welcomed the industry's leaders for an evening of celebration and to recognise this years achievement sin broadband

SEE THE AWARD WINNERS
4 FOCUSED CONTENT STREAMS

We has content covering fixed wireless access, 5G & mobile broadband, next generation networks, connected life and intelligent networks

VIEW THE AGENDA

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The Broadband Awards celebrated the very best in Broadband innovation!

See the winners across our 12 categories as well as our Innovator of the Year & Start-Up Showcase winners!