Press Release

Broadband World Forum is delighted to announce the release of their new industry-leading report: Predicting the Future with 2020 vision.

Examining the changes that have occurred throughout the broadband industry since the conception of the World Wide Web in 1989, this report draws on insights from executives from Google, Orange, Microsoft, Telefonica and more, as they discuss where the broadband industry might be in 12 months – and beyond. Download the report here:

Today marks an key turning point for operators – who have to find ways to support the inexorable growth of traffic and the rising consumer demands for increased speed and efficiency, as well as meet he rising demands from the European Commission’s vow to turn Europe into a Gigabit Society by 2025.

Yet, whilst operators continue to pour billions of dollars into the infrastructure to drive the world’s digital future, they are concerned their business may buckle under the strain of competitive and regulatory pressures. As Stephane Richard, Chair and CEO, Orange, maintains “We have to invest massively in very fast fixed broadband and 5G mobile while facing real concerns about getting return on investment in the context of increasing regulatory pressures.”

Clearly, there has never been a more important time to look ahead and plan for the future.

From the rise of video and intelligent connectivity, to the emergence of artificial intelligence and machine learning that will augment human capabilities and drive efficiency, this report will help those in the telecommunications industry weigh up the upfront investment of these technologies against the longer term payment.

Download the full report here: