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Belt and Road Forum Spotlights WBBA’s Advocacy: Unleashing Broadband's Potential, Bridging the Digital Divide for Global E-commerce Growth
October 23, 2023
Marking the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), this forum served as a pivotal platform for collective discussions and the establishment of high-quality cooperation under "the Belt and Road." Li Zhengmao, Chairman of the World Broadband Association (WBBA), delivered a keynote address on advancing e-commerce and sustainable trade.
Nokia's Ultra-Broadband Event in Bangkok: Fostering Global Collaboration for a Digital Future
October 10, 2023
Nokia's Ultra-Broadband customer event took centre stage in the city of Bangkok, Thailand. This event served as a magnet for world-leading network operators and industry partners, providing a platform for sharing cutting-edge technology, industry insights, and innovative applications.
Unleashing the Power of Cloud-Network Convergence
October 6, 2023
In the last in a series of four WBBA Working Group webinars, ZhongHua Chen, of China Telecom, explores key findings from "Driving the Future: Understanding the Landscape of Cloud Network Convergence".

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WBBA Broadband Cloud Development Index Identifies Global Leaders and Best Practice
The global broadband and cloud computing markets combined are worth more than $656bn, but their indirect impacts may be even greater because they are two of the key foundations of the digital economy.
Driving the future: Understanding the landscape of Cloud Network Convergence 2023
The WBBA Working Group 4 Whitepaper is here!
Evaluating the Telecom Industry's Sustainability Potential
Recent survey of leading telecom service provider and vendors to evaluate telecom operators’ level of commitment to sustainability.
Broadband Investment Demands and Trends 2023
This report analyzes the demand for broadband investment as well as current investment trends.
Sustainability in Telecom Service Providers' Strategy
This report analyzes the benefits of sustainability management and sets forth best practices.
Next-Generation Broadband Roadmap
This report sets out the WBBA’s roadmap for the future broadband network of 2030 and beyond.
Broadband Case Study Success Stories
This report analyzes the power of high-speed broadband to benefit consumers and improve society.
The Importance of Greater Broadband Investment
This report analyzes the need for greater broadband investment to support continued socioeconomic growth.
Next-Generation Broadband Roadmap 2023 to 2030
Setting out a detailed roadmap for the broadband network to 2030.


Convening the Global Broadband Industry
The World Broadband Association convenes operators, vendors, the investment community and more to bring you regular,
global telecom and broadband industry-leading events, both online and in-person.
featured event
December 12, 2023
Drawing a Bead on BEAD & BABA Webinar
As the U.S. government gears up to hand out nearly $42.5 billion in subsidies for building new broadband networks, service providers of all sizes and stripes are now lining up for a share of the public funds to close the Digital Divide. Under the new Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, providers must put up 25% of the project costs, with the feds covering the rest of the tab. Providers must also commit to using mostly U.S.-made equipment in their new networks to meet the government’s Build America, Buy America (BABA) mandate. This one-hour webinar will spell out the opportunities and challenges of BEAD and BABA for U.S. operators.
October 10, 2023
WBBA Webinar| Driving the future: Understanding the landscape of cloud network convergence
September 21, 2023
Sustainability as a Strategic Opportunity: Role of Sustainability in Telco Strategy
October 24, 2023
WBBA Broadband Development Congress 2023: How We Can Accelerate Broadband Excellence

What is the World Broadband Association?

The World Broadband Association (WBBA) is a multilateral, broadband industry-led association, providing leadership for digital broadband across the next decade.

Our objective is to overcome broadband industry challenges and support the drive towards the provision of broadband networks and services for all. With a goal of accelerating the healthy development of the global telecom industry, with sustainable benefits for stakeholders, end users, and society.

The WBBA is an independent legal entity registered in Switzerland.

Working Groups

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Generational Roadmap

By better understanding the scale, nature and timing of the future demand for services and applications, the first World Broadband Association working group is responsible for the Next Generation Broadband Roadmap.

Broadband Advocacy
The WBBA has a working group dedicated to developing and advocating a set of arguments for why it is important and beneficial to invest in developing broadband in any given region.
Environmental Sustainability

Embracing sustainability as a core element of corporate strategy offers great potential for the telecom industry, enabling companies to mitigate risks, improve operational efficiencies, enhance their reputation, access capital and drive innovation.

Network Technology
The fourth WBBA working group is focused on understanding the landscape of cloud network convergence, assessing and advising on how to achieve “cloud and network as one” and realise congestion-free new transport infrastructure with better network elastic scalability, enhanced intelligence, and true deterministic experience.
Annual Flagship Research

World Broadband Association’s mission to drive social-economic change required a robust understanding of the state, scale and nature of the digital divide.

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