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A message from Dr Li Zhengmao, Chairman of the Board | World Broadband Association
May 14, 2024
Mr Liu Zhiyong, Chairman of the WBBA Oversight Committee, and Mr Li recently visited the Secretary-General and the Deputy Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva. They all agreed that there visions and goals are highly aligned and mutually supportive. We should strengthen cooperation to accelerate the construction of global cloud and broadband infrastructure, narrow the digital divide, and contribute to achieving the United Nations' 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ITU agreed to admit WBBA as a formal member to further accelerate digital technology innovation and contribute to global sustainable development.
Driving Global Broadband Progress Through Ookla's Expertise and WBBA Advocacy
April 30, 2024
As Vice President at Ookla and the chairman of the WBBA's broadband advocacy working group, I've had the privilege of leveraging Ookla's deep industry expertise to drive meaningful progress in the global broadband landscape. Ookla's mission to measure, understand, and improve connected experiences has been a guiding force in my approach to leading this important working group.
Bridging the Digital Divide: A Meeting of Minds at Swisscom
April 25, 2024
Li Zhengmao, freshly returned from a significant visit to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), shared insights from his meeting with the ITU Secretary-General. His message resonated with the ethos of collaboration and global connectivity that defines WBBA's mission. He emphasized the imperative of partnerships with industry leaders like Swisscom to bridge the digital divide, envision the future of networks, and sculpt a digitally inclusive tomorrow.

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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.
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.


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
May 23, 2024
How to formulate your best broadband investment strategy
Discover the keys to successful broadband investment worldwide! Join our webinar for valuable insights on metrics, viability strategies, and financing models. Whether you’re a stakeholder or simply curious, register now for essential guidance. Don’t miss out – secure your spot today!
April 25, 2024
Gigacity: Unleashing the Power of Connectivity and Innovation
1234 Final KV BDC
February 27, 2024
BDC Barcelona 2024
December 12, 2023
Drawing a Bead on BEAD & BABA Webinar

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.
Annual Flagship Research

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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