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Broadband World Forum
24-26 October 2023, Porte de Versailles
24-26 October 2023, Porte de Versailles|Paris

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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...

Produced in association with Broadband World News & Omdia
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Market landscape for Broadband

Impacts of COVID-19 and Developing Post-Pandemic Consumer Broadband Strategies

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.

Analyst Opinion: 50G PON

Discover what Dan Grossman, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics, has to say on the evolution and emergence of 50G PON in this exclusive Broadband World Forum interview

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Technology Roadmap for Passive Optical Networks: The Next Step is 50G PON

The fixed access telecom industry is in transition from 3rd-Generation PON (1-2.5G PON, including GPON and GEPON) to 4th Generation PON (10G PON, including XG-PON, XGS-PON, 10G EPON, and NG-PON2). XGS-PON is now leading in this transition. The next step in the roadmap is 50G PON. This will mark a significant change in the architecture of PON OLT and ONT transceivers. 100G, 200G and even faster PONs are in the research phase. Other PONs are also proposed, but outside the mainstream.


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2022 Trends to Watch: Fixed Broadband Access Equipment

How can fiber access networks support non-residential services? This is explained in Omdia’s latest report - 2022 Trends to Watch: Fixed Broadband Access Equipment. Omdia has identified how operators are driving efficiencies and supporting faster returns on fiber investment.

Technology Roadmap for Passive Optical Networks: The Next Step is 50G PON

Strategy Analytics: Complementary Report: Technology Roadmap for Passive Optical Networks

Technology Roadmap for Passive Optical Networks: The Next Step is 50G PON observes the progress of 4th Generation (10 Gbps) PONs, projects that the 5th Generation (50 Gbps) PON will be deployed in volume by 2026, and looks further forward to the 6th Generation by 2033.

Huzhou Mobile Improves Broadband User Satisfaction with Huawei SingleFAN Pro Solutions

As a leader in providing high-quality broadband services in Zhejiang province, Huzhou Mobile first launched the "Happy i Home" smart home service brand in 2021. Focusing on the broadband rate, O&M service, and smart home, Huzhou Mobile comprehensively builds the "speed+, service+, and smart+" capabilities to provide users with gigabit premium service experience and build the reputation of mobile home broadband, achieving success in both user base growth and service quality improvement.

Full-fiber Broadband Service with Huawei SingleFAN Pro Solution, Brings New Digital Life Experience

Following the "Fast network construction" principle, Huawei updated its SingleFAN Pro solution with digital capabilities, consisting of Huawei OptiXaccess series Blade OLTs, Digital QuickODN (DQ ODN), OptiXstar series ONTs and iMaster NCE. Huawei SingleFAN Pro solution will provided full-fiber broadband services for the new digital life experience.

Telco Smart Home Strategies

The smart home is a market segment that many broadband service providers (SPs) have been eager to capitalize on for a long time. However, as most have found out, the creation of an attractive product and service proposition for the smart home is not an easy task and many challenges remain.

Smart WIFI

Smart WiFi ensures that fixed-line providers have a crucial role in the smart home market, however there remains competition from the likes of Amazon and Google. Service providers must offer smart Wi-Fi platforms and position Wi-Fi more as a service.

BBWF Report

Next-Gen PON enables fixed-line providers to serve more than just the consumer market. Service providers should capitalise on the component, equipment and infrastructure markets to drive new revenues

Post-Pandemic Cable Broadband Access:

In the midst of the pandemic, cable operators fulfilled these bandwidth demands in real-time, using centralized-based and tapping into DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities to meet urgent bandwidth capacity demands. With the pressure on the home network lessening and many major cable announcing PON migration plans, The global cable broadband access equipment market will peak at $1 billion in 2024 but begin a slow decline


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BT bills to rise by 9.3% from April

This installment of Eurobites looks at how UK incumbent operator, BT, is attracting some flak online and elsewhere for its decision to raise prices by 9.3% for most customers from the end of March – a figure well ahead of the UK's current official 5.4% rate of inflation.

2021 was a record year for UK data use – VMO2

UK operator group Virgin Media O2 has published the numbers on the use of its networks this year and revealed we downloaded more than ever.

VMO2 punters downloaded 19% more broadband data per day than they did in 2020, while mobile traffic was up 45%.

Gigabit for all should be last of the UK's concerns

Forget about the pandemic, spiraling inflation, globalization's death, Putin's meddling in Eastern Europe, Xi's antics in the South China Sea. The real crisis that confronts the UK is what its Public Accounts Committee (PAC) grandly calls "the great digital divide," seizing the adjective used to describe the first global conflict of the twentieth century and the economic depression of the 1930s.

Without gigabit for all, "social and economic inequality" will sweep the country like a virulent strain of COVID-19, worries Dame Meg Hillier, PAC's chair. 

We downloaded 230 billion apps in 2021

Analytics firm App Annie claims 230 billion apps were downloaded and $170 billion was spent on apps globally in 2021.

The firm’s annual State of Mobile report threw out a swarm of stats covering almost every conceivable mobile economy data set. Data in the report was pulled together based on the download, consumer spend and usage estimates available through App Annie Intelligence.

Starlink's daunting deployment plan 'leaves no margin for error'

Starlink, SpaceX's budding satellite broadband service, will need to pick up the pace of satellite launches – and do so soon – if it's to have a chance of fulfilling its ambition to become a global provider of broadband services using a mesh of thousands of low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites, surmises MoffettNathanson.

And the pace isn't just about getting those LEOs into orbit. It's also about getting enough of them into orbit fast enough to replace the ones that eventually fall out of orbit and burn up in the Earth's atmosphere.

Jio pays off $4 billion in spectrum dues and takes broadband crown

Reliance Jio is on a roll, paying off billions of dollars of spectrum liabilities just a day after official figures revealed it is now India’s biggest fixed broadband provider.

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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.

What is the Impact of COVID-19 on the Broadband Services Industry?

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.  

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

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.

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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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.  

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.

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.

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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