Join the World Broadband Association (WBBA) for an unmissable event that delves into the strategic imperative of global broadband investment.

24 October, 2023

Discover the latest insights on the state of broadband on a global scale, presented from the unique perspectives of financial investors, governments driving change, regulators setting the stage, and application providers shaping the future.


    Gain invaluable knowledge about the future of broadband, including its potential to meet evolving demands and the exciting possibilities for network evolution. Be part of the engaging discussions among diverse stakeholders as we collaborate to overcome obstacles and pave the way for broadband excellence.

    The WBBA: Broadband Development Congress is taking place at Network X on 24th October 2023 and access is included with all Network X passes, including a Free Expo pass. Book now and join the industry at Porte de Versailles, Paris.

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    Key themes and topics at WBBA: Broadband Development Congress

    Explore the strategic importance of global broadband investment
    Gain insights from financial leaders, government officials, and regulation experts
    Engage in dynamic discussions about the current state of global broadband
    Shape the future of broadband with input from innovative application providers

    Agenda at a glance

    1.00 – 1.15pm | Welcome remarks.

    1.15 – 2.30pm | Why should we encourage investment in broadband? Understanding the benefits that broadband can deliver.

    2.30 – 3.30pm | What is the status of broadband globally today?

    3.30 – 4.30pm | How will broadband evolve in future?

    4.30 – 5.15pm | Panel Discussion: How can stakeholders work together to ensure broadband excellence and availability.

    David Wilkins

    Head of Smart City, Westminster City Council

    Huang Xianqiong

    Deputy Director General of the Department of Information and Communication Development, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, P.R.C

    Dr Zhengmao Li

    Board Chairman, World Broadband Association & Doctor of Engineering, Professor


    Simon Lacey

    Head Digital Trade and Geopolitics, World Economic Forum 

    Martin Creaner

    Director General of the World Broadband Association 

    Tomas Lamanauskas

    Deputy Secretary-General-elect of the International Telecommunication Union

    What is the World Broadband Association?

    The World Broadband Association (WBBA) is a global, member-led organization that serves as the collective voice for the broadband industry. Established in July 2021, the WBBA brings together cloud and broadband industry stakeholders to address and drive forward shared goals. With a mission to close the digital divide and maximize the social, environmental, and economic benefits of digital broadband equality worldwide, the WBBA is dedicated to ensuring connectivity for all.

    How can you be part of it?

    All Network X 2023 passes grant access to WBBA: Broadband Development Congress, including a Free Expo Pass.