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Physical Event: 12-14 October 2021, RAI, Amsterdam
Virtual Event: 11 - 15 October, 2021

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The X Factor of A Successful CPE Fibre Strategy

In this whitepaper by Technicolour, CPE fibre strategy is put under the spotlight to focus on the critical elements of a successful fibre strategy. Interoperability, open software platforms, security and Wi-Fi performance - Technicolour discuss how their device fits perfectly between the home gateway and fibre network.

Written by the team at technicolour

LATEST REPORTS & ANALYSIS

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Market landscape for Broadband
Market landscape for Broadband

The COVID-19 crisis has brought fundamental change to people’s daily lives as well as to the way companies organize their business operations and, as a result, the consumer broadband market has not been overly negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This executive summary is crucial in helping service providers, equipment vendors and governments navigate the key impacts of COVID-19 and developing post-pandemic consumer broadband strategies.

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Security in Open RAN
Security in Open RAN

Discover how telecom service providers can adopt an Open RAN architecture without compromising on security. This whitepaper demonstrates how, by adopting a zero-trust security framework, an Open RAN architecture provides a path to a more secure open networks and open interfaces over what exists today. Despite misconceptions, open interfaces, defined in the O-RAN technical specifications, provide increased independent visibility and the opportunity for an overall enhanced and more secure system.

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Connectivity as a Service
Connectivity as a Service

As the world becomes more autonomous, ISPs are challenged as the quintessential intersection for home connectivity while providing the best subscriber experience. Keeping up to date with the latest technologies and managing subscriber devices can be time-consuming and resource-intensive. Mercku enables ISPs with the tools to accelerate product offerings and empowers users and support teams alike with simple and robust remote management options.

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FREE PRODUCT SUMMARY FROM BBWF 2020

Get access to the NMesh product briefs, provided by Qubercomm. NMesh is an Experience-as-a-Service WiFI network managed solution for ISPs and Smart City Applicants.

Free Brochure: MapAll - Your network at your fingertips

Learn more about MapAll, a state of the art GIS system for real time tracking and updating of the build and maintenance of fibre networks

Watch demos from 2020 sponsors and exhibitors

BBWF 2020 brought together top solution providers showcasing their latest products - view their solutions in action with free demos!

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.

LATEST ARTICLES FROM TELECOMS.COM AND LIGHTREADING.COM


Vodafone UK Takes Aim at Rivals with New Offers
Vodafone UK Takes Aim at Rivals with New Offers

Vodafone UK unveiled new consumer and business offers on Tuesday and claimed it is a "very well-placed, converged challenger" in the face of strong competition from rivals BT/EE and the newly combined O2-Virgin Media.

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BT Targets Home Office Market with ‘Unbreakable’ Wifi
BT Targets Home Office Market with ‘Unbreakable’ Wifi

UK operator group BT has apparently just realised there are a lot of very small businesses in the UK and has created a new business unit on the back of that revelation.

The approved abbreviation for that market is SoHo, which stands for ‘small office, home office’ and seems to cover companies with a headcount in single figures.

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Google Fiber's Free Upgrade Play Pushes Chromecast with Google TV Devices
Google Fiber's Free Upgrade Play Pushes Chromecast with Google TV Devices

Google Fiber is leaving its original managed IPTV service even further in the dust.

Having already shifted its video focus to pay-TV streaming services such as FuboTV, Philo and Sling TV and the company's own YouTube TV, Google Fiber has followed with a free upgrade program that will result in swapping out its Fiber TV boxes for the new Chromecast with Google TV, a small streaming device that runs Android TV but integrates the new Google TV UI and supports a multitude of apps from Google Play.

Google Fiber is pairing the video device swap with a free home network/routing change to its Google WiFi product/platform.

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High Quality Infrastructure is Essential for Fixed Wireless Access Networks
High Quality Infrastructure is Essential for Fixed Wireless Access Networks

As regulators worldwide prepare for 5G, some operators with enterprise Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) services are facing the total loss of their networks, especially in parts of Asia and Africa. The only alternative is to transition the entire network over to an alternative frequency, which is no minor undertaking.

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Another East Coast Utility Starts Testing Private Wireless LTE Network
Another East Coast Utility Starts Testing Private Wireless LTE Network

Avangrid, an electricity and natural gas utility counting more than 3.3 million customers across New York and New England, is testing a private wireless LTE network with equipment from Nokia and GE working on spectrum bands including 900MHz and 3.5GHz.

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Virgin Media O2 Officially Launches with Vow to Shake Up the Market
Virgin Media O2 Officially Launches with Vow to Shake Up the Market

Having cleared all its regulatory hurdles, the UK’s new converged telco is full of ambition, but going toe-to-toe with BT will be very expensive.

“With the fastest broadband and most reliable mobile network in the UK today, Virgin Media O2 is the complete package,” said Lutz Schüler, CEO of VMO2, at its official launch. It’s reasonable to infer from that an acknowledgement that it has neither the most reliable broadband nor the fastest mobile network. That would appear to identify the key areas for investment if VMO2 wants to have a compelling offering.

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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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Hila Meller, VP of Security at BT, on Telecommunications Security
Hila Meller, VP of Security at BT, on Telecommunications Security

Anna Sliwon-Stewart, research analyst, security and building technologies at Omdia, caught up with Hila Meller, VP of Security at BT, during Broadband World Forum 2019 to discuss telco security and how conventional security perimeters are fading.

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Jay Shah, Chief Data & AI Officer at MyRepublic on Artificial Intelligence in Telecom Companies
Jay Shah, Chief Data & AI Officer at MyRepublic on Artificial Intelligence in Telecom Companies

Anna Sliwon-Stewart, research analyst, security and building technologies at Omdia, caught up with Jay Shah, Chief Data & AI Officer at MyRepublic, during Broadband World Forum 2019 to discuss how telecom companies are using AI to support their networks.

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Huawei's AirPON - To Deliver Fibre-based Home Broadband in an Agile, Fast and Cost-effective Way
Huawei's AirPON - To Deliver Fibre-based Home Broadband in an Agile, Fast and Cost-effective Way

In the early stages of full-service transformation, mobile operators mainly rely on the advantage of quick service provisioning using wireless technologies to deploy broadband networks and quickly attract home broadband users. However, during the expansion of home broadband services, user demand for higher bandwidth is increasing rapidly. Wireless technologies only support, depending on the region, limited bandwidth compared with 100++ Mbps provided by fixed-line operators. Operators using wireless technologies are gradually losing market share. Introducing, AirPON.

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Zyxel Helping Scandinavia to 5G High Speed Connectivity
Zyxel Helping Scandinavia to 5G High Speed Connectivity

To make the most of the latest services and cutting-edge apps, today's subscribers are expecting robust bandwidth and very low latency. However, homes and businesses in suburban or rural areas can be underserved or very limited in terms of reliable broadband connections. Discover how service providers reach new markets by rolling out 5G FWA services quickly in a broader range.

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Huawei's PremiumWi-Fi & eAI Reshapes Home Network Experience
Huawei's PremiumWi-Fi & eAI Reshapes Home Network Experience

At the Broadband World Forum 2020, Jonathan Tang, Director of Huawei Home Network Marketing Dept, delivered a keynote speech titled "PremiumWi-Fi & eAI Reshapes Home Network Experience".

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Digital ODN, A New Trend of ODN Industry
Digital ODN, A New Trend of ODN Industry

At the 2020 Broadband World Forum (BBWF), Wu Qisheng, Director of Full-Fibre Infrastructure Network of the Huawei Transmission & Access Product Line, delivered a keynote speech titled "Digital ODN, a New Trend of ODN Industry".

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The Catalyst Effect: Understanding the Impact of Lockdown on Residential Wi-Fi and Future Implications
The Catalyst Effect: Understanding the Impact of Lockdown on Residential Wi-Fi and Future Implications

Residential Wi-Fi is an essential service – a fact that became clearer during COVID-19 lockdowns around the globe. As cities and nations shifted to remote working and learning, it created a “new normal” and further accelerated reliance on home Wi-Fi.

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Axiros AXACT DUAL - Transforming IoT Device Management With USP / TR-369 & TR-069 Solutions
Axiros AXACT DUAL - Transforming IoT Device Management With USP / TR-369 & TR-069 Solutions

Axiros was once again present at the event, for the 15th time in a row. We showcased our latest solutions in the fields of carrier-grade Device Management for operators and IoT ecosystems - namely solutions for DHCP & DOCSIS, WiFi Optimization, Service Automation & Assurance, Proactive Maintenance and the latest and greatest solutions for TR-069 and TR-369.

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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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Light Reading is an independent B2B digital media platform WORK providing daily news, analysis and insight for the global communications networking and services industry. Our broad readership and solid reputation make us the leading resource for telecom, mobile and cable network operators; cloud services players; and all the companies that develop and supply them with technology, applications and professional services. 

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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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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.

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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