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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

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.



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'.

SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION – BROAD THINKING ACROSS ALL THINGS BROADBAND

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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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.

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.

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.


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.

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Catch-up on the latest news and information from Broadband World Forum. Including exclusive downloadable content, speaker interviews and benchmarking reports from some of the biggest and brightest in the industry.

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.

THE DIGITAL SERIES 2019 IS HERE

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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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!

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