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Bringing together broadband stakeholders and decision makers to develop the industry effectively.

The mission of the WBBA is to unify broadband industry stakeholders to address and drive forward shared goals of maximinsing the social and economics 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.

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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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.

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Current Events

  • Event
    APAC Digital Symposium as Broadband
    Shaping APAC's Digital Future
  • Event
    Virtual Event - Africa
    Unleashing the Power of Home Broadband Under New Normality in Africa
  • Event
    Digital Symposium EU
    Driving a Broadband-Enabled Connected World
Mark Oliver
Senior Director, Consulting and Custom Solutions at Omdia
Featured Event

The Digital Ultra-Broadband Era

The Broadband Alliance launch event will provide the perfect opportunity to welcome alliance members, share the 2021 vision and facilitate live networking between the alliance members. The event will clearly outline the opportunities for industry stakeholders- including service providers, vendors and regulatory bodies – to jointly identify the key challenges that the broadband industry needs to address, in order to accelerate development to meet demand and provide key social and economic benefits.
Tuesday 6th July, 2021

Resources

Report

Delivering on the Promise of Broadband

Six challenges for industry stakeholders.

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Bringing together broadband stakeholders and decision makers to develop the industry.
White Paper

2020 Global Fiber Development Index

A global index comparing fiber development on a country-by-country basis.
  • Report
    Global Fiber Development Index
    Omdia’s Global Fiber Development Index tracks and benchmarks fiber development across 81 countries. Fiber investment is vital to the quality delivery of all data services.
  • White Paper
    Delivering on the Promise of Broadband
    The importance of broadband connectivity is indisputably greater now than ever. The immediate need to help mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ongoing broader objectives of delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are accelerating the requirement for broadband.
  • White Paper
    Another Resource Here
    In this paper, Omdia has identified six key challenges that the broadband industry needs to address, in order to accelerate development to meet demand and provide key social and economic benefits.

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: