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WEBINAR: 'Fibre and regulation: Covid-19 as a catalyst for development' (18th August 2020, 12 PM BST)

The business case for fibre and the need for high-speed internet more generally was already strong, with Covid-19 it has become essential.

Countries with a strong FTTH network have been able to cope with little difficulty to the surge in bandwidth needs driven by the crisis, while many others have struggled. This may well act as a catalyst for those countries which have lagged behind, both for regulators to redouble their efforts and for operators to increase investment.

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: CONNECTED HOME: PARTNERSHIPS POST COVID-19

In 2020, working from home became a mandate rather than an employee perk and the demand on home networks and service providers has been unprecedented.

Join our expert panel, featuring speakers from Orange and Omdia, to discuss how operators are meeting this demand, addressing key challenges to delivering new services, and how operators are developing new partnerships to ensure more people and devices are supported.

Register for the 2020 Broadband & Optical Digital Series

Actionable insight and valuable training into the latest trends, technologies, and challenges for professionals within the Broadband & Optical sector.

To meet the information needs of such a fast-moving sector, the Broadband & Optical Series team are proud to launch this digital webinar series to provide actionable insights and valuable training for industry professionals - delivered by recognised market leaders and technology specialists. Click through to discover our upcoming webinars.

FREE E-BOOK: What is the impact of COVID-19 on the Broadband Services Industry?

Bringing together research from across Omdia, Broadband World News, Telecoms.com, Light Reading and the Broadband and Optical Series.

This e-book examines the impact of COVID-19 on the broadband services and optical industry today. With exclusive content on the challenges faced in the marketplace today, including: home broadband becoming the lifeblood of the economy, the technology-focused companies set to benefit, how service providers can respond to fast-changing consumer demands and more. Download the e-book for free today.

COVID-19 Market Impact: Digital Consumer Services Executive Summary

Introduction by Michael Philpott, Senior Practice Leader – Connected Home, Omdia

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 experiencing 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. However, it also highlights a darker-side of connected life, with vendors confirming an up-surge in hacking and other malicious attacks on home devices during the pandemic. This illustrates the importance of not just having a good quality service to our homes, but the need for that service to be a secure one. 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.

Broadband World Forum Articles

Covering a range of topics, Broadband World Forum's articles offer expert insight into technology trends, monetisation opportunities, and challenges in the broadband industry today.


Industry Snapshots: Telcos Role in Driving Industry Innovation
Industry Snapshots: Telcos Role in Driving Industry Innovation

In the era of hyper-connectivity, society stands on the cusp of change. We have evolved from the basic internet connections introduced two decades ago and are now edging towards real-time mobile connectivity with 4G and the convergence of the physical and digital that is being driven by the fifth-generation mobile network and the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT).

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20 Years of Wi-Fi Report
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 next.

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Separating Fact from Fiction - Broad Thinking Across All Things Broadband
Separating Fact from Fiction - Broad Thinking Across All Things Broadband

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...

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Understanding the Technology of Broadband: In Home Technologies
Understanding the Technology of Broadband: In Home Technologies

Connectivity has become an essential utility for day to day life. High-speed internet has shifted from ‘nice to have’ to an essential for residential customers who want a seamless, secure home network that can support video streaming and multiple devices without interruption.

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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.

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PREDICTING THE FUTURE WITH 2020 VISION

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.  

FREE DOWNLOAD: FIBER OPTIC CONNECTIVITY FOR THE NETHERLANDS

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!

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.

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 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?
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
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?
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?
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
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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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