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World Broadband Association

Connecting the World by Bringing the Benefit of Broadband to All
An independent association providing leadership for the global broadband industry.
News Release
The State of Broadband and the Pressing Need for Digital Inclusion
September 18, 2023
Watch as Martin Creaner, Director General, World Broadband Association, addresses the state of broadband and the pressing need for digital inclusion.
Broadband Investment Demands and Trends
August 1, 2023
In the second in a series of four World Broadband Association (WBBA) Working Group webinars, Kevin Hasley, Vice President – Strategic Initiatives, Ookla, examines the key investment demands.
WBBA Barcelona Seminar 2023 Held Successfully
April 20, 2023
On 28 February 2023, the World Broadband Association (WBBA) Barcelona Seminar 2023 was held with the theme of Maximising Broadband’s Global Potential.

Knowledge Center

The WBBA publishes regular white papers and videos.  Download the white papers
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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 WBBA convenes operators, vendors, the investment community and more
to bring you regular, industry-leading events, both online and in-person.

featured event
October 24, 2023
WBBA Broadband Development Congress 2023: How We Can Accelerate Broadband Excellence Everywhere
This event will look at the rationale for investing in broadband across the globe.
August 22, 2023
Broadband Investment: How to Successfully Overcome the Barriers
July 18, 2023
How Can Broadband Networks Meet The Needs of Tomorrow’s Applications?
June 29, 2023
The Driver of Cloud Network Broadband on the Digital Economy

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.

The WBBA is an independent legal entity registered in Switzerland.

Working Groups

Discover the Working Groups

Generational Roadmap
By better understanding the scale, nature and timing of the future demand for services and applications, the first WBBA 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
WBBA’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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