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Connecting the World by Bringing the Benefit of Broadband to All
An independent association providing leadership for the global broadband industry.
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Navigating the Transition: Telecom Operators' Journey to Techcos
March 26, 2024
One of the most formidable challenges lies in the fierce competition posed by global "Big Tech" firms such as Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta Platforms, and Microsoft. This juxtaposition often feels like a David versus Goliath scenario, with traditional operators grappling to assert their relevance amidst tech giants wielding vast resources and influence.
Reflecting on the Inaugural General Assembly of the World Broadband Association in Barcelona
March 8, 2024
WBBA hits milestone in Barcelona! A groundbreaking step toward shaping global broadband technology.
Reflecting on Success: Highlights from WBBA's Third Board Meeting in Barcelona
March 8, 2024
WBBA's pivotal Barcelona Board meeting: shaping broadband's future trajectory with dedication & innovation.

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The World Broadband Association publishes regular white papers and videos.
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The creation of gigacities is essential to maximize a country’s socioeconomic development. With increasing levels of urbanization around the world, gigacity investment is an efficient way of getting gigabit broadband technology to large portions of the population and industry zones.
WBBA Broadband Investment Guidebook 2024
This guidebook provides guidance and advice to all stakeholders considering investment in broadband infrastructure.
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.


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
April 25, 2024
Gigacity: Unleashing the Power of Connectivity and Innovation
The creation of gigacities is essential to maximize a country’s socioeconomic development. With increasing levels of urbanization around the world, gigacity investment is an efficient way of getting gigabit broadband technology to large portions of the population and industry zones. This can especially be the case in developing markets, where current levels of overall high-speed broadband connectivity are typically lower. What are the key network characteristics though that define a gigacity, and how do officials know where their city stands in terms of their own development?
1234 Final KV BDC
February 27, 2024
BDC Barcelona 2024
December 12, 2023
Drawing a Bead on BEAD & BABA Webinar
October 10, 2023
Driving the future: Understanding the landscape of cloud network convergence

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.
WBBA Broadband and Cloud Development Index

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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