Respondents to the Broadband World Forum Survey painted a rosy picture, despite an industry undergoing rapid change, with 69% reporting positive growth over the past 12 months.
These results were published in this year’s Broadband World Forum Survey report, which examines note only data from the survey, but also audience data gathered by Broadband World Forum over the past 12 months.
Overall, the report examines data from 950 respondents, representing 491 companies from 95 countries. Network operators, consisting of fixed, converged, mobile, cable and satellite, made up 51% of the data analysed, with the remaining made up of vendors (23%), Broadcasters (7%) and other (19%).
Other key findings include:
Globally, operators are focused on next-generation networks (24% of respondents) and access technology (18%)
In Europe, one-fifth of respondents were interested in access technology (21%)
One-third of Africa registrants show an interest in Next-Generation networks (30%)
Belgium has a strong propensity towards IoT (23% versus 2% globally)
Portugal likes the smart home (12% vs 3% globally)
Data analytics and network virtualization weigh higher in the UK than average
Nearly one-third of Spanish respondents have network virtualization as a key focus
Germany is dominated by access technology (25% vs 18% globally) and next-generation networks (36% vs 24% globally)
"The combination of survey and audience data paints a great picture of the broadband market. Despite the apparent disruption and fickle nature of customers, the market is robust," said Niall Hunt, Broadband World Forum Digital Content lead. "In an environment where there's high investment in networks as we push towards the gigabit society and 5G, operators across the globe paint a rosy picture."
Broadband World Forum runs between 23-25 October at the Messe in Berlin and is the only global event that focuses exclusively on the networks. From the core to FTTx to 5G enablement and the IoT, key industry stakeholders from around the globe will come together for dynamic discussions to address how operators and telcos can overcome the connectivity gap to deliver next-generation infrastructure, while also shining a light on innovation excellence.
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Join Maria Lensing, VP of Global Healthcare at AT&T, on Tuesday, April 23 at 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. PT, when she's the guest on BBWN Radio, hosted by Broadband World News Editor Alison Diana. Register now!
So far, the agenda includes a discussion of technologies such as fiber and 5G; defining the needs and solutions for a widely diverse range of customers; partnering for success in a typically slow-moving, budget-constrained market; learning and dispersing best practices from other verticals and within other business groups; promoting diversity and female empowerment when so many say they're doing so but so little has changed; and what she hopes to accomplish in another year in this role.
Register and post your questions for Maria on BBWN Radio's easy-to-use chat board. We will get to as many questions as possible. Please post questions before and during the broadcast. Once you've registered, you will be led to the chat board page. Talk to you on April 23!
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