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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.
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Nicole Cheah at CommunicAsia2024: A Gateway to the Future of Communication
June 10, 2024
CommunicAsia2024 brings together a diverse array of participants, including communication service providers, market disruptors, technology vendors, system integrators, cloud providers, regulators, industry analysts, associations, foundations, and enterprises. This melting pot of expertise and innovation is where new technologies are unveiled, and the digital future is continuously reimagined.
Leveraging Broadband for Socio-Economic Transformation: Insights from GAMTEL's Collaboration with WBBA
May 22, 2024
In light of my extensive tenure within GAMTEL, I have garnered invaluable insights into the intricate dynamics of telecommunications, particularly in regions like The Gambia. My role at GAMTEL has instilled in me a deep appreciation for the pivotal role broadband plays in fostering socio-economic development.
The World Broadband Association (WBBA) Participates in the SAMENA Leaders’ Summit to Expand Its Ecosystem and Enhance Global Influence
May 20, 2024
On May 13, the SAMENA (South Asia, Middle East, North Africa) Leaders’ Summit was successfully held in Dubai, UAE. The summit, themed "Smartly Drawing the Future: Intelligence and Sustainable Development of Infrastructure," brought together over 20 regulatory agencies, more than 30 operators, and over 300 industry leaders to discuss leading 5G-A development and digital transformation, and to collaboratively move towards a more prosperous smart world.

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Next-generation broadband roadmap 2023 to 2030
Broadband networks have experienced significant growth since their initial deployments in the early 2000s. These networks have advanced from offering speeds of a few hundred kilobits per second to modern fiber-based networks that provide a global average speed of 200 Mbps.
Gamtel National Broadband Network investment case study
This report analyses how broadband is considered one of the key drivers fuelling the global economy and is critical for inclusive and sustainable growth.
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China Telecom’s Whole-home WiFi service
China Telecom Whole-home WiFi Case Study: New In-Home Networking Technology Boosts User Satisfaction
Gigacity: Unleashing the power of connection 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.
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.


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
June 27, 2024
BDC Shanghai 2024 AI Empowering cloud and Broadband Network Excellence: Opportunities Vs Challenges
Join us for an in-depth exploration of how AI is revolutionizing broadband and cloud technology at our upcoming event. Industry leaders will convene to discuss the current landscape of AI integration in broadband and cloud services, exploring its benefits, challenges, and the technological advancements necessary to enhance AI readiness.
July 9, 2024
Network Evolution for the 5G-Advanced (5.5G) and 6G Era Webinar
May 23, 2024
WBBA Webinar: How to formulate your best broadband investment strategy
April 25, 2024
Gigacity: Unleashing the Power of Connectivity and Innovation

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.


Customer Premises Network – CPN

In a rapidly evolving digital landscape marked by the rise of UHD video, metaverse, online education, healthcare, and smart manufacturing, the demand for robust home and business broadband services has never been greater.


Artificial Intelligence – AI

Experience the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as it revolutionizes life and work, both locally and globally. Stay ahead of the curve and embrace the dynamic shifts in our economy and society with confidence. Discover how AI is shaping the future today.

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