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Broadband World Forum is pleased to offer you a wide range of downloadable reports, white papers and webinars on everything from fixed networks, the future of broadband, 5G, PON, FTTX, virtualisation and more

COVID-19 Market Impact: Digital Consumer Services Executive Summary

The Coronavirus pandemic highlights more than ever the importance of having a reliable, high-speed and high-quality broadband service to our homes.

With many countries experience a lock-down of some kind, everything from shopping, to education, work, communication, entertainment, and even health, has had to be done from home and broadband has powered it all.

The service broadband operators deliver have always been important, but perhaps never as important as they are now. Now is the time for broadband service providers to prove their critical value propositions to their customers, and ensure they are seen as the crucial providers of the best quality of experience in the connected home.

Download this executive summary to gain valuable insight into how this pandemic is impacting the Broadband Services Industry.

Connected Home Management Systems: What should you look for?

Hyper-connected homes are here, and consumers want systems that will deliver a superior broadband experience. They want homes that are better connected, more secure, and safe for family browsing.  But how do you know if a connected home management solution is fit for your future needs? Before you select a system for your subscribers, future-proof your investments with this guide to the 5 fundamentals of connected home management. 

Download the e-guide now to ensure you’re asking all the right procurement questions.

The Telcos Role in Driving Industry Innovation

In the era of hyper-connectivity, Network operators and the ecosystem partners that supply and work with them are uniquely placed to serve almost every industry and every vertical, as businesses look to innovate how they connect. 

This report delves deeper into next-generation connectivity in selective industries and determines how operators can leverage these emerging opportunities and be more than a 'dumb pipe'.

Don't miss out: 20 Years of Wi-Fi Report

It’s been twenty years since Wireless Fidelity was invented and first released for consumers by the IEEE committee 802.11. In the decades since it is no understatement to say that the WLAN technology has revolutionised how individuals and society connect and operate. This feature provides a rapid overview of how we got here, and where the technology will go to next.


London, 23rd September 2019. On the 20th anniversary of wifi, Broadband World Forum 2019 will help you navigate 5G, AI, blockchain and the latest tech for telcos to drive next generation connectivity. This year the focus is on cutting through the hype surrounding emerging technologies, separating fact from fiction and taking a deep dive into the technologies sitting high on the hype curve to uncover their current application and future impact, including 5G, AI, edge computing, blockchain, XGPON, IoT, as well as topics relevant to upgrading, deploying and monetising next generation networks and more...

Understanding the Technology of Broadband: In-Home Technologies

The days of dial-up are long gone, and the market now urgently requires networks that are not only fast, but that deliver a seamless quality of service which is able to support the likes of 5G, IoT devices and media streaming. 

To help keep on top of this ever-evolving industry, download this report to discover what technologies telcos need to consider in future broadband business models for their residential customers...

Exclusive Offer: Discounted Ovum Reports

Exclusive for members of the Broadband World Forum community, we're delighted to be able to offer you two industry-leaving Ovum reports for a staggering 70% off. To purchase your report, simply click the link below, and your discount of over €700 will be applied automatically at check out.  

Role of the Telco: Generating Growth in Future Digital Consumer Services
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Advanced Wi-Fi Solutions for Tomorrow's Digital World
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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. 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.

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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.

Nokia Whitepaper: 5G Fixed Wireless Access for Fixed-Grade Gigabit Services

To address customer, competitor and regulatory pressures, broadband service providers need to increase both service speeds and coverage. Fixed wireless access (FWA) technologies are – at long last – a viable tool in the toolkit, thanks to a combination of technological advances and shifting market trends. This paper by Nokia outlines the developments that make FWA a compelling option for residential broadband and the technological and deployment considerations for 4G/5GTTH.  

Casa Systems: Achieve Unlimited Flexibility for Your Network

From Casa Systems, this paper describes the challenges faced today when introducing new network topologies and how disaggregating, separating, and virtualizing network elements and functions is a key step towards a network focused on the end-user experience, instead of the technology it is built on.


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.

Broadband World Forum On-Demand Webinars

Covering a range of topics, Broadband World Forum's free webinars offer a fantastic insight into the world of the broadband industry... Covering everything from FTTH and WiFi, to PON and network security, they examine the current state of broadband and telecommunications today. 

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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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..

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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. 

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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.

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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!

Visit the Sponsored Article Library

WiFi. 5G. Artificial Intelligence. PON. Network Security. Visit our sponsored article library to see how some of the greatest businesses in the telecommunications industry are evolving today.

Visit our broadband glossary

If you don't know your DOCSIS3.1 from your NG-Pon or get confused between NFV and SDN, this handy resource is your guide to the future of broadband network technology