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Downloadable reports and white papers on fixed networks, future broadband, 5G, virtualisation and business strategy

All the latest reports and analysis on 5G, Smart Homes, Open Source, Next-generation Networks and the Future of Broadband


Cut through the industry hype and get the answers you need to navigate the changing world of broadband and telecommunications

Broadband World Forum's Digital Series gives you access to the information you need to innovate, collaborate and learn. With whitepapers, webinars, reports, surveys, video interviews and more, the Digital Series explores the topics, challenges and opportunities that are shaping the industry.

Vote for your Broadband Innovator of the Year 2019

Our shortlist of nominees is now live!

Vote for the person you believe embodies the essence of innovation in the broadband industry now! The winner will be chosen by a public vote, and will be announced at Broadband World Forum on 15-17th October 2019.


As consumers increasingly expect faster speeds and lower costs, technology is transforming at an ever-increasing rate. As a result, telcos are under the spotlight like never before as they move to aggressive commercial deployment of next gen broadband networks. 

But with so much changing already, it can be hard to predict what's coming up next, and what to focus on first. To help answer that question, we spoke with executives who are the forefront of the industry, making the key decisions that will shape this future, to hear what they think will happen in 2020 and beyond. 

From FTTH and 5G, to artificial intelligence, edge computing and virtualization, this report examines which up and coming technologies will continue to transform the telecommunications industry.

Going Dutch: Why the Netherlands is Wired for Business

The Dutch have spent the past thousand years trading on their location as the gateway to Europe and with 100 per cent digital telecommunications network that ranks among the world’s best for quality, speed and reliability, the country’s 21st century connectivity is still its most valuable asset. 

Download this report to find out why other EU nations should be following the Netherlands' lead.

Gigabit Reality – the 2018 BBWF Survey Report

We like to keep our finger on the pulse of the Broadband Industry and the 2018 Broadband World Forum report demonstrates that.

Broken down by country and operator type, this report offers unique insight into the business and technological focus of 871 respondents from 95 countries and 491 companies. It is a vital snapshot of the progress towards the gigabit society.

Look out for the 2019 Survey Report in September and don't forget to take part in the Broadband World Forum 2019 survey.

Broadband World Forum On-Demand Webinars

Why Telco's Should Embrace Innovation & Collaboration

Why should telco's embrace innovation and collaboration? Listen as tech, telco and disruptor giants discuss in hour-long interactive debate. Speakers include BT's Trevor Linney, Google's Crystal Eisinger, Nokia's David Eckard and event chair Alison Diana, editor of Broadband World News.

Telco Network Virtualization – What’s the Hold Up?

Network virtualisation, incorporating SDN & NFV is widely considered an essential part of network evolution, with a quarter of operators committing to a virtualisation strategy over the past 5 years. Despite this, we have yet to see any successful end to end deployment cases. 

Defining Next Generation Networks

This panel - with leaders from Point Topic, Community Fibre and BT - looks at evolving network infrastructure, and identifying what the key building blocks for a ‘next generation network’ ready to deliver on the needs of the gigabit society really are. 

Should Telco Own the Edge?

Who has ownership of the edge? Data Centre, Enterprise, Application providers? Telco? Listen as expert speakers from Deutsche Telekom, Mobile Edge X, Open Edge Computing Initiative and EJL Wireless Research discuss..

How Can Data Analytics be Used?

Network intelligence – How can telcos use data analytics and AI to improve network performance and increase customer satisfaction? In this webinar, Turkcell, SAP, Heavy Reading and Broadband World News deep dive into data analytics. 

Security 2020

The more networks open up, the more complicated security becomes. This webinar explores what the future of network security will look like and the practical steps operators need to take to secure the next generation of networks.


Three reports dissecting the entire network ecosystem – from backbone to the home

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Case Study: How AI can solve Wi-Fi problems

This report looks at the product Domos developed, and the company's experiences at Broadband World Forum 2018. Examinig how they are ready to solve the world's Wi-Fi problems, download your complimentary copy today to discover how this start-up made an impact on the broadband industry.


What is the current state of affairs regarding roll-out of optic fiber in the Netherlands?

Down this free report from the Fiber Carrier Association to find out!

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