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July 2, 2024
Another Successful WBBA Members Meet & Greet at MWC Shanghai!
Members took the opportunity to showcase their cutting-edge technology capabilities, focusing on a customer-centric approach to enhance broadband access coverage and user experience.
July 2, 2024
The fastest data in the world
Activities in the so-called metaverse might one day require extreme bandwidth, suggests Martin Creaner, director general of the World Broadband Association. His organisation expects home broadband connections to reach up to 50 Gbps by 2030, external. But reliability may be even more important than speed for some applications. “For remote robotic surgery across 3,000 miles… you absolutely do not want any scenario where the network goes down,” says Mr Creaner.
June 27, 2024
Bridging the Digital Divide: Raisecom's Strategic Initiatives
Raisecom is leveraging its 25 years of telecommunications experience to tackle the digital divide in rural and underserved areas. This blog explores how Raisecom's innovative solutions are making fixed broadband services more affordable and accessible.
June 10, 2024
Nicole Cheah at CommunicAsia2024: A Gateway to the Future of Communication
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.
May 22, 2024
Leveraging Broadband for Socio-Economic Transformation: Insights from GAMTEL's Collaboration with WBBA
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.
May 20, 2024
The World Broadband Association (WBBA) Participates in the SAMENA Leaders’ Summit to Expand Its Ecosystem and Enhance Global Influence
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.
May 14, 2024
A message from Dr Li Zhengmao, Chairman of the Board | World Broadband Association
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.
April 30, 2024
Driving Global Broadband Progress Through Ookla's Expertise and WBBA Advocacy
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.
April 25, 2024
Bridging the Digital Divide: A Meeting of Minds at Swisscom
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.
April 18, 2024
Strengthening Global Connectivity: WBBA and ITU Forge Collaborative Partnership
In a meeting on April 16th, 2024, the World Broadband Association and the International Telecommunication Union discussed collaboration on bridging the global digital divide. The two organizations plan to work together to increase investment in underserved regions and promote green and sustainable development.
March 26, 2024
Navigating the Transition: Telecom Operators' Journey to Techcos
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.
March 8, 2024
Reflecting on the Inaugural General Assembly of the World Broadband Association in Barcelona
WBBA hits milestone in Barcelona! A groundbreaking step toward shaping global broadband technology.
March 8, 2024
Reflecting on Success: Highlights from WBBA's Third Board Meeting in Barcelona
WBBA's pivotal Barcelona Board meeting: shaping broadband's future trajectory with dedication & innovation.
December 12, 2023
2023 Broadband Wrap Up
In this blog Omdia summarizes some of the most important events that have shaped this industry in 2023.
October 23, 2023
Belt and Road Forum Spotlights WBBA’s Advocacy: Unleashing Broadband's Potential, Bridging the Digital Divide for Global E-commerce Growth
Marking the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), this forum served as a pivotal platform for collective discussions and the establishment of high-quality cooperation under "the Belt and Road." Li Zhengmao, Chairman of the World Broadband Association (WBBA), delivered a keynote address on advancing e-commerce and sustainable trade.
October 10, 2023
Nokia's Ultra-Broadband Event in Bangkok: Fostering Global Collaboration for a Digital Future
Nokia's Ultra-Broadband customer event took centre stage in the city of Bangkok, Thailand. This event served as a magnet for world-leading network operators and industry partners, providing a platform for sharing cutting-edge technology, industry insights, and innovative applications.
October 6, 2023
Unleashing the Power of Cloud-Network Convergence
In the last in a series of four WBBA Working Group webinars, ZhongHua Chen, of China Telecom, explores key findings from "Driving the Future: Understanding the Landscape of Cloud Network Convergence".
September 18, 2023
The State of Broadband and the Pressing Need for Digital Inclusion
Watch as Martin Creaner, Director General, World Broadband Association, addresses the state of broadband and the pressing need for digital inclusion.
August 1, 2023
Broadband Investment Demands and Trends
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.
July 10, 2023
The Broadband Roadmap to 2030
In the first in a series of four WBBA Working Group webinars, Dr Marcus Brunner, Chief Expert, Huawei Technologies Switzerland, delivers a detailed generational roadmap on how the telecoms industry will reach the future of broadband networks by 2030

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