Autumn 2019 - Optical Connections Magazine


Broadband World Forum

15th – 17th October, 2019 RAI Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2 1% of the BBWF audience is C-Suite and 53% is Director level or above, attracting C-level execs from Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, Orange and Vodafone, who make up the audience of over 4,100. BBWF attendees come from every continent, with over 100 countries represented onsite, with more than 1,500 companies in attendance. Topics covered in this year’s event include; Network Deployment, consisting upgrading legacy copper; Gfast, PON, DOCSIS, FTTX Strategies; Investment and Challenges to Deployment; Fixed- Wireless Convergence; 5G, wireless for last mile connection & rural roll out; enhancing existing networks; EMBB and fixed networks for mobile back-haul. Under the banner of Enhancing Service Delivery & Network Performance, the event also covers benefits of open virtualized networks; NFV & SDN; case studies of successful implementations; open telco approaches; CORD, BAA, VOLTA, management of open SDNs & evolving vendor landscape; network automation; network slicing for a personalised service along with edge computing to enable new services and reduce latency. The Improving Customer Experience theme covers AI and Analytics to understand network performance and maintenance; hybrid solutions for home Wi-Fi; taking ownership of home network to overcome slow speeds caused by devices; home gateway and 5G to enhance home broadband. The Broadband World Forum is the only

Broadband World Forum (BBWF) has evolved from a pure fixed operator audience to include cable, mobile, and converged operators. Operators, ISPs and cable providers are joined by public sector officials, policy makers, technology vendors and solutions providers to create a rich audience mix.

event that brings together all the key players and building blocks of network technology; from the core, to the access point, to home wi-fi delivery and everything in between. The agenda will be available in seven streams, two of which are free to attend. The Broadband World News Stage and the Gigabit Innovation Stage, which take place in Exhibition Theatres A and B respectively are free to visitors. The premium streams include the Broadband Forum 5G and the Broadband Forum Connected Home, both of which are in the BASe Workshop; Keynotes; ONF Workshop and the Telecoms and Tech Academy Masterclass, which offers an executive roadmap for monetising 5G. The free visitors pass also entitles attendees to discover the latest technologies at the Start Up Showcase, understand the viability of technologies with free demos and make new contacts and connect with existing ones at the Welcome Drinks Reception and the daily Networking Happy Hours. At the other end of the scale, the Platinum Three-Day Pass, which

costs €2,799.00 offers a much richer experience, with full access to the following events. l Tuesday Opening Keynotes: ETNO, KPN, Qualcomm, Renault, ADTRAN, European Commission, Fiberhome l Tuesday Welcome Drinks Reception l Wednesday Keynotes: Ovum, Nokia, Comcast, ADTRAN, Ofcom, BEREC l Thursday Keynotes: iDate, Uber, Wayra l Wednesday and Thursday afternoon tracks: Next Generation Networks – The Future of Fixed; Virtual, Intelligent Networks; Fixed, Wireless Access, 5G & Mobile Broadband; Connected Life l Access to 200+ visionary speakers l Access to the exhibition including 150+ technology providers l 2 Show Floor Content Theatres: Broadband World News and Gigabit Innovation l Start-up Showcase l CPD certification l Access to the event app for networking l Complimentary Refreshments and Lunches l Speaker Presentations Post-event l Daily Networking Happy Hours l Access to Meeting Zone Last but not least are the prestigious Broadband Awards. The Broadband Awards recognise the very best in broadband and highlight the achievements in next-generation communications, applications, services, strategies and more. The awards have a long standing reputation for excellence thanks to over a decade of legacy, backing by some of the industry’s most prominent organisations and figures, as well as an independent panel of judges who draw upon decades of industry experience to provide reliable analysis of the top telecoms companies, products and people.

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