Informa Announces Speaker Line-up and Live Demonstrations at Broadband World Forum 2015

BT, Virgin Media and Alcatel-Lucent among featured speakers with live demonstrations planned in, GPON, Vectoring and Virtualization



14 July 2015: Informa has today announced an impressive line-up of speakers for the 15th Broadband World Forum, which takes place at ExCel London on 20-22 October 2015. Telecom giants BT, Virgin Media, nbn and EE, along with the show's other top-level partners Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent, ADTRAN, Ericsson and ZTE will take centre stage to discuss the industry’s hottest topics.


Broadband World Forum, which this year is themed Bringing Fixed-Mobile Convergence to Life, will also introduce new topics for the 7,800+ registered attendees. As well as Fixed-Mobile Convergence, there is a focus on Content Delivery Networks, Connecting the Unconnected, and Developing Quality of Experience (QoE) Networks. In addition, delegates will discuss some of the biggest topics affecting the telecoms, media and technology community including virtualization, network intelligence, access evolution, mobile broadband and the Internet of Things.


The 2015 edition will host an unprecedented line-up of speakers with a suite of C-level executives representing the world’s largest operators and solution providers.  Tom Mockridge, CEO at Virgin Media, will share the opportunities and challenges of the company’s multi-billion pound network expansion across the UK, while Bill Morrow, CEO at nbn, Australia, will highlight his plans for delivering a multi-technology offering in Australia. Not to be missed this year is keynote speaker Gavin Patterson, Group CEO at BT, who will present a long-awaited visionary insight into the company’s plans for delivering ultrafast broadband across the UK.


BT returns to Broadband World Forum as Host Service Provider Partner, on which Patterson commented: “We use the power of communications to make a better world. High-speed, reliable networks are critical to business growth and social change. BT is proud to be the Host Service Provider Partner for Broadband World Forum 2015, engaging with an industry which underpins the transformation of economies and communities across the globe.”


Ben Agnew, Events Director, Broadband World Forum said: “Our stimulating speaker programme, along with the addition of new topics to the agenda, promises to ensure our 2015 show is at the leading edge of what’s happening across our industry. Communications technologies and infrastructure are the driving force behind both business and consumer markets; we are confident that every visitor will be inspired by our speakers as well as by exhibitors displaying their innovative solutions.”


The 2015 event will showcase the latest in technology with BT conducting live demonstrations during the event. There is also an opportunity to see the most recent advances in Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Networks (GPON) and vectoring technologies in the Broadband Forum Interoperability Pavilion – welcoming the most innovative solution providers to London.


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Caption: Images from Broadband World Forum


About Broadband World Forum

The Broadband World Forum is the world’s largest telecoms, media and technology event with over 7,800 senior executives from across the globe converging every year.


Now in its 15th year, Broadband World Forum will see C-suite executives discuss issues including virtualization, network intelligence, access evolution, mobile broadband and the Internet of Things. This year’s showcase takes place from 20th – 22nd October at ExCel London, boasting a wide-ranging and stimulating programme of interactive exhibitions, live demonstrations and an invite-only C-suite summit.


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