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

Broadband World Forum Newsletter Archive

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.

Broadband World Forum • Newsletter Archive • 2020


Now more than ever consumers want to feel closer and more connected within their lives through hyper-connected home systems that are delivering superior broadband experiences. This includes homes that offer instant online access, more security, and safer for family browsing. But, how do you know if a connected home management solution is fit for your future consumer needs?


To meet the information needs of such a fast-moving sector, the Broadband & Optical Series team are proud to launch this free digital webinar series to provide actionable insights and valuable training delivered by recognized market leaders and technology specialists.


What is the impact of COVID-19 on the Broadband Services Industry? Bringing together research from across Omdia, Broadband World News,, Light Reading, and the Broadband and Optical Series, this ebook examines the impact of COVID-19 on the broadband services and optical industry today. 


Covid-19 started a global working from home experiment. With everyone at home all of the time, the demand on home networks and their service providers has been unprecedented. Moreover, this experiment has gone on to further emphasise the possibilities for new home services, needs, and ways to interact.


In areas where more robust FTTH networks have been rolled out, service providers have felt less difficulty in handling the surge in bandwidth needs. Looking forward, this could be the spark that encourages operators to increase investment in fibre rollout, and regulators to provide an enabling environment for them to do so.

The Technology of Broadband Part One: MESH, Home Gateway, CPE and Smart Home

Welcome to the first in a series of three reports looking at the technologies that underpin the future of broadband connectivity. This report looks at the in-home category, covering MESH, CPE, Home Gateway and Smart Home.

Broadband World Forum • Newsletter Archive • 2019


As consumers 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 generation broadband networks...


We're delighted to announce that the Broadband Innovator of the Year Award 2019 is now open! This award is in recognition of the outstanding achievements of an individual working the broadband and telecommunications industry...


This week, newsletter subscriber got an exclusive invitation to join a webinar that aimed to cast a spotlight on the realities and opportunities for operators in the home; looking at the business drivers, as well as focusing on the technical requirements, both today and in the future.


The second edition of fiber optic connectivity for the Netherlands, the annual report of the Fiber Carrier Association on the state of affairs regarding the roll-out of optic fiber in the Netherlands is here! For the first time, this report has been translated into English, making it even more accessible to discover the trends and developments in the Dutch market for fiber optics networks.


Connectivity has become an essential utility for day to day life. 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...


In an exclusive interview ahead of his keynote talk at Broadband World Forum, Azvine discusses the impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning on cybersecurity and IT..


Benoit Joly of Renault gave Broadband World Forum an exclusive interview on his insights into the automotive industry, and the role of operators in driving connectivity and industry progression


We are delighted to let you know that the line-up for Broadband World Forum's upcoming webinar has been confirmed! Experts from Casa Systems, Openreach and iDate Digital will be joining us on Tuesday 24th September (2pm, BST) as they discuss whether service providers are equipped to support multiple best-in-class wired and wireless access technologies. 


Delivering industry-leading content is not a job reserved exclusively for onstage at Broadband World Forum! Indeed, in advance of their talks this October, three of our visionary speakers took the time to talk with us about where they see the future of the broadband industry...


In the last newsletter installment we brought you exclusive interviews with three Broadband World Forum speakers. And today, we're bringing you three more! Take a look at what some of our visionary speakers have to say about the broadband industry in advance of their talks next week...

The Technology of Broadband Part Two – Infrastructure : FTTH, PON, G.Fast, DOCSIS, 5G FWA

Welcome to the second in a series of three reports looking at the technologies that underpin the future of broadband connectivity. This report looks at infrastructure technologies, covering FTTH, PON, G.Fast, DOCSIS and 5G FWA.

Broadband World Forum • Newsletter Archive • 2018


Last year, monetising high speeds and standing out in a crowded market were the two biggest concerns of European broadband operators. Is the same still true today?

Beyond the hype and buzzwords in broadband lies the reality of operating a business. We want to understand what that reality is.

Take part in this year's Broadband World Forum Industry Survey and tell us about the challenges you face as you strive to deliver on the promise of the gigabit society.


The challenge of monetising high-speed broadband was the most crucial component of operators' business strategies, a 2017 worldwide survey of service providers discovered. With even more ultra-broadband networks available today, does this issue still worry operators most -- or has another hurdle replaced it?


Five unmissable days tackling fundamental questions. If you want the answers, BBWF’s Digital Week is the place to be. 

Join us for an industry-led webinar exploring how pioneers are modernising their networks in the lead up to 5G. Looking at topics such as: The business case and monetisation for NFV and SDN, Service assurance and QoS and Automation and zero touch.


Network slicing benefits fixed-access networks, even though it's most commonly associated with 5G infrastructure. Broadband World News Editor Alison Diana takes a look at the opportunities of network slicing for fixed-access networks.


Don't tell Comcast executives that broadband growth is slowing down in the US, writes Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick. Despite indications that broadband penetration appears to be nearing the saturation point nationally, Comcast officials still see lots of growth potential ahead. In fact, they are sounding and acting more bullish than ever on broadband.


If you need answers to questions such as: What is the definition of a next-generation network? | What is the business case for NFV and SDN in telco? | How can edge computing benefit telco infrastructure? | What does AI mean for Telcos? || How do you secure a converged network? and more - Then grab your free place at the Telco Innovation Digital Week, June 25 - 29.


Welcome to the first in a series of three reports looking at the technologies that underpin the future of broadband connectivity.
 Each report includes: A market overview of this category, The prevailing technologies in the category, The application of these technologies, Where these technologies are being used, Which companies are investing in these technologies and more!


Introducing the speakers at our free Telco Innovation Digital Week. Including Geoff Hollingworth (Mobile Edge X), Marco Ughetti (Telecom Italia), Tomasz Gerszberg (Deutsche Telekom), Trevor Linney (BT) and more!


Domos found a different approach to home Wi-Fi issues by using AI to understand the impact of interference in homes and neighborhoods on connectivity. This report looks at the product Domos developed and the company's experiences at Broadband World Forum 2018. If you are trying to find a market for your products, this case study will give you excellent insight into how we can help.


Welcome to the last of three reports examining the technologies that underpin the future of broadband connectivity. This report looks at network efficiency network efficiency, resiliency and agility, covering NVF, SDN, Automation, Analytics, Open Source and Cloud Central Office.


Even traditional wireless service providers are heavily investing in fibre today, writes Broadband World News Editor Alison Diana. And not because they have plans to develop fixed broadband networks. Rather, these operators recognize the vital role fiber plays in fixed wireless and the burgeoning world of 5G.


The agenda for the two free stages within the exhibition is now live, giving you access to more than 25 hours of free presentations, panels and discussions from operators, analysts, start-ups and technology providers. Meet the leading speakers on our free stages at BBWF 2018.


Chinese telcos might not have embraced NG-PON2 just yet, but falling component prices, combined with fantastic capabilities are making this solution well worth the price of admission, writes Broadband World News Editor Alison Diana. Especially for operators with both wired and wireless offers.


Exclusive Market Report: Analysis, Statistics and Commentary. The Dutch telecom market boasts one of the most mature broadband sectors in the world, with fibre battling cable as the primary broadband technology. This report by Adrian Pennington, examines the key players, emerging trends and asks if the Netherlands is the model for future broadband connectivity.


As operators push towards ubiquitous gigabit speeds and ready themselves to deliver next-generation services such as 5g, Smart Cities and IoT, Niall Hunt caught up with Google's Strategy & Operations Director Craig Fenton to discuss what these drivers are ahead of his presentation at Broadband World Forum at the Messe Berlin on October 23.