Broadband World Forum
Broadband World Forum

Broadband World Forum has been the go-to-event for the broadband access and services community for the last 20 years.

Whether this is fibre, cable or FWA, the objective of Broadband World Forum remains the same – to drive broadband access, technologies and strategies for next-gen residential and non-residential services.

There will be a full Broadband World Forum agenda at Network X, click the button below to view the full agenda.

Broadband World Forum

What are the BBWF speakers excited about?

"Network X is now taking over BBWF, its enlarged scope shows an promising dynamic making us confident to reach and even overcome the quality and density of discussions we already had within BBWF. This year, I will be pleased to share some thoughts around end to end broadband experience to meet our customers’ expectations. As a matter of fact, providing a consistent and seamless level of performance between access network and home network requires specific attention where network operators have a important role."

Gilles Bourdon, VP Wireline Networks & Infrastructure, Orange

"After 2 years of restrictions, I am very happy to be part of the Network X conference – 3 great topics concentrated into 3 days of sharing almost 3 years of technological innovations. What else then Broadband, 5G and Telco cloud is driving changes in the digital society?  These are exactly the areas I see as the key in our commercial proposition."

Tomáš Křešťák Director, Product & Innovation, O2 Czech Republic

"I am super excited to join NetworkX 2022 – a whole conference dedicated to the holy grail of Telco in the 21st century: Convergence. My talk will be centered around the role that data and machine learning can play in connecting the worlds of Broadband, 5G, and Cloud with a focus on real world examples closing the loop between data analytics and customer experience."

Florian Scheiber Senior Technical Product Manager Connectivity & ML Deutsche Telekom

What will you learn at Broadband World Forum, part of Network X?

With unified access and metro networks, greater speeds and a future-proof network, what services will be enabled by Next-Gen PON and how can Service Providers best capitalise on these

AltNets are driving up competition and innovation across European fibre markets, but how will this play out in the future? Find out what fibre means for all the different stakeholders and what this will mean for the marketplace in the long-term

To maximise the benefit of full-fibre, service provider must deliver a superior in-home connectivity experience to minimise customer churn and drive incremental revenues

The telco smart home strategy is yet to be defined. Join these sessions to find out the best monetisation approach for product launches, services and the competitive smart home landscape

10G, 25G, 50G and beyond – what is the best PON upgrade strategy for operators. Hear from the leading AltNets and Converged Operators to learn how they defined their upgrade approach.

With unified access and metro networks, greater speeds and a future-proof network, what services will be enabled by Next-Gen PON and how can Service Providers best capitalise on these

Cable operators are faced with strategic questions around their upgrade strategy. How can they ensure their networks remain future-proof and competitive whilst balancing short and medium-term economics?

Must-see agenda sessions at BBWF

The Broadband World Forum Keynotes

AltNet Keynote: How will the role of AltNets in national markets change over the next decade? Join this session to learn:

  • M&A, market consolidation and growing investment – what different paths will AltNets take going forward?  
  • To what extent will AltNet business models change in congested markets?  
  • Leveraging financing and early-adoption to maintain competitive advantage  

Dana Tobak

Panel Discussion: Understanding challenges, competition and demand to ensure fibre network ROI. Join this session to learn:

  • Identifying your target market, traffic type(s) and anticipating demand to shape your rollout approach
  • Overcoming infrastructure challenges to ensure a cost and time-efficient deployment
  • Eliminating the impact of overbuilding by developing business models, processes and approaches for wholesale fibre access

Rob Hamlin
Chief Strategy Officer

Maximilian Oertle

Dr. James Chen
Associate Vice President, Product Marketing

SK’s Fixed Access Network – Delivering 10G and beyond fibre network. Join this session to learn:

  • Capitalising on 10G to deliver new services and solutions   
  • Leveraging your FTTx network for 5G  
  • How to implement the SDN/NFV PON controller

Hongseok Shin
Senior Manager
SK Telekom

Choongbock Lee
Senior Manager
SK Telekom


Get access to the World Broadband Association Annual Event with a Platinum or Gold Pass!

Don't miss the WBBA Annual Event

Connecting the world by bringing the benefit of broadband to all.

At our Annual Event you will be able to meet with WBBA members and other senior industry thought-leaders to discuss:

  • How we best make the case for greater broadband investment to support continued socioeconomic growth;
  • How we develop the network generational roadmap required to enable the future services and applications of 2030 and beyond;
  • How the industry can achieve its sustainability goals and benefit from efficient policies and strategies;
  • How WBBA members and their industry partners are already successfully addressing the key industry challenges to connect the world and bring the benefit of broadband to all.

Map out your Broadband Agenda

Join these Partner Programme Workshops, led by the leading associations, non-profits and standards bodies from across the industry. All Partner Programme Workshops are open to all pass types.

Broadband Fprum

Technical Workshop: Connected Smart Home with Broadband Forum

Technical Workshop: Access | Next with Broadband Forum

Executive Leaders Strategy Workshop with Broadband Forum


19th October: Green Fibre Networks


19th October: German and European Gigabit Networks 


18th October: European Gigabit Society 


19th October: ETSI F5G ISG


MSA Group

18th October: 25G PON MSA Group Workshop