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Connecting the world by bringing the benefit of broadband to all

The mission of the WBBA is to unify broadband industry stakeholders to address and drive forward shared goals of maximizing the social and economic benefits of equality of broadband for all globally. The association will provide an open organization for future-facing broadband cooperation and partnership across the industry.
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WBBA Annual Event 2022

This year the WBBA held its Annual Event, Connecting the world by bringing the benefit of broadband to all, in Amsterdam on 19th October and in Bangkok on 28th October. During the events we created a platform to enable open discussion between different types of stakeholders to encourage greater cooperation and new partnerships.

View the livestream recordings from both events here. If you would like to speak to us about joining the WBBA please submit a membership enquiry form.

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Resources

White Paper

Next-Generation Broadband Roadmap

This report sets out the WBBA’s roadmap for the future broadband network of 2030 and beyond.
White Paper

Sustainability in Telecom Service Providers' Strategy

This report analyzes the benefits of sustainability management and sets forth best practices.
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Broadband Case Study Success Stories

This report analyzes the power of high-speed broadband to benefit consumers and improve society.

White Paper

The Importance of Greater Broadband Investment

This report analyzes the need for greater broadband investment to support continued socioeconomic growth.

What is the World Broadband Association?

The World Broadband Association (WBBA) is a multilateral, industry-led association, providing leadership for digital broadband across the next decade. Our objective is to overcome 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 industry, with sustainable benefits for stakeholders, end users, and society.
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Speakers:
Martin Creaner, Director General, WBBA
Ken Wieland, Contributing Editor, Light Reading

Six Key Industry Challenges

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Addressing Inequality of Broadband Access
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Developing Impactful Regulation and Policy
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Ensuring Sustainable Service Provider ROI
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Enabling Vertical Industry Innovation
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Delivering End-to-End Experience
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Building a Future-Proof Network

Guiding Principles for Membership

The mission of the WBBA is to unify broadband industry stakeholders to address and drive forward shared goals of maximizing the social and economic benefits of equality of broadband for all globally.
  • The WBBA is independently led by Informa Tech.
  • All members are considered equal and are encouraged to contribute to agenda content, custom research-creation and the overall direction of the WBBA.
  • All membership contact data will be kept confidential and no contact details will be shared publicly or with other members without the explicit written consent of that member.
  • No public reference to specific member organizations will be made in WBBA collateral without the explicit written consent of the member organization.
  • Members are not contractually obliged to renew membership in 2022 and are free to cancel membership at any time if required.
  • The WBBA is financed via sponsorship by vendor partners within the industry, and all future partners have the opportunity to become sponsors.
  • There are no dues or fees for non-vendor WBBA membership. Although the opportunity for partners to become sponsors will be available and future membership models (post year 1) will be agreed by the WBBA Advisory Board.
  • There are no obligations for members to meet with, endorse, or share contact details with WBBA sponsors.
  • All WBBA members will have equal representation and voting rights regarding the content focus and methodology underpinning the WBBA program.
  • “The mission of the WBBA is to bring together cloud and broadband industry stakeholders to address and drive forward shared goals of maximizing the social and economic benefits of equality of digital ultra-broadband for all globally.
  • The WBBA will provide an open, multilateral organization and platform for future-facing broadband cooperation and partnership across the industry, championing the business, consumer and citizen outcomes that broadband is capable of delivering across the world, through converged network and cloud infrastructure.”
  • Provide members with valuable market insights and key cloud &broadband industry information, while also opening up new growth opportunities.
  • Overcome industry challenges, enable cloud & broadband network technology development and service innovation, and influence operators, vendors and policy-makers in the drive towards the provision of ultra-broadband networks and services for all.
  • Champion the development of the cloud & broadband industry, to deliver sustainable benefits for stakeholders, businesses, consumers, , and society at large, by enabling the digital transformation of the world.

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Global Report

The Importance of Greater Broadband Investment

This report analyzes the need for greater broadband investment to support continued socioeconomic growth, the barriers to that investment, and what governments and organizations such as the World Broadband Association (WBBA) can do to eliminate such barriers.
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ITU Secretary-General WBBA Inauguration

Watch ITU Secretary-General, Houlin Zhao’s opening address from the WBBA inauguration event.

Find Out More information About the WBBA Initiative

Why Join the World Broadband Association?

Members will receive the latest news and stay up to date on the latest challenges faced by the digital broadband industry globally. You’ll be invited to share your expertise and knowledge while contributing to the shaping of the digital broadband industry in the digital economy age.

Become a member and collaborate with cross-sector ecosystem partners, telcos, industry verticals, policymakers, OTTs and investors.

Membership Benefits Include: