The Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF) is jointly organized by the UN Broadband Commission and Huawei, to create a platform for communications between carriers, content providers, consumer electronics vendors, Internet service providers, and regulatory agencies worldwide. Through discussion of the future developments of ultra-broadband, the Forum promotes the commercial success of all industry members and the sound, sustainable development of the industry ecosystem.

Looking ahead to 2020, the lives of people all around the world will be enriched by the development of ultra-broadband. The limitlessness of the cloud, the top-class experience of 4K and VR video services, the ubiquity of ultra-broadband (FTTx, 4.5G/ 5G, Wi-Fi, etc.), and the intelligent Smart Home — all of these revolutionary services are based on ultra-broadband.

Representatives from the UN Broadband Commission and industry leaders will be invited to attend the forum and deliver speeches, sharing their experience on topics ranging from industry policy, ultra-broadband coverage, cloud-era network transformation, user experience for 4K/ VR video to Smart Home.

Join us to create a sustainable ultra-broadband ecosystem and build a better connected world!

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  • Houlin Zhao



    Born in 1950. Mr. Zhao worked in Design Institute of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications from 1975 to 1986. From 2007 to 2014, he served as ITU's Deputy Secretary-General, where he effectively assisted the ITU Secretary-General, in close cooperation with the other elected officials of the Union, to manage the implementation of the ITU Strategic Plan and the operations of the ITU Secretariat. He was elected ITU Secretary-General in October 2014 and took up his post on 1 January, 2015.

  • Eric Xu

    Deputy Chairman of the Board, Rotating CEO,


    Born in 1967, Mr. Xu holds a doctorate degree from Nanjing University of Science & Technology. Mr. Xu joined Huawei in 1993 and has served as President of the Wireless Network Product Line, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Chief Products & Solutions Officer, and Chairman of the Investment Review Board. Currently, Mr. Xu serves as Deputy Chairman of the Board, Rotating CEO, and Chairman of the Strategy & Development Committee.

  • Ryan Ding

    Executive Director of the Board, President of Products & Solutions,


    Mr. Ding serves as the President of Products & Solutions of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd and is one of the Executive Directors of the Board. In his role as President of Products & Solutions, Mr. Ding’s responsibility is to provide ICT convergent solutions to service providers as well as enterprise and industry customers. In addition to product planning, development, and delivery, he is also responsible for building product competitiveness to support business success.
    Since joining Huawei in 1996, Mr. Ding has held several senior positions, including CEO of Carrier Network Business Group, President of the Global Marketing Department, President of the Global Solution Sales Department, and President of Fixed Network Product Line, Core Network Product Line and Network Product Line.
    Mr. Ding holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Southeast University in China.

  • Ken Wang

    President,Global Marketing and Solution Sales,

  • David Wang

    President, Network Solutions


    David Wang is President of Network Solutions at Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., a position he has held since July of 2016. In this role, he is responsible for the end-to-end strategy in R&D, Marketing and business and operations management of the Huawei network product portfolio, including access network, optical transmission network, carrier IP and enterprise network.
    Since joining Huawei in 1997, David has held various positions in the company, and accumulated rich experience in the network domain, including R&D, marketing and strategy and business operation. Prior to assuming his current position, David was President of Wireless Network Solution, Managing Director of Huawei Italy and Switzerland, Vice President on Technical Sales of European Region, Vice President of UMTS Technical Sales Department, and R&D manager in Wireless.
    David Wang holds a Master’s Degree from Xi'an Jiaotong University.

  • Matthias Kurth

    European Cable Operators Association

  • Carsten Bryder


  • Axel Clauberg

    Vice President,
    Aggregation, Transport, IP (CTO-ATI) and Fixed Access (CTO-FIA) Architecture at Deutsche Telekom AG

  • Randolph Nikutta

    Vice President of T-Lab,
    Deutsche Telekom

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Day 1 Sept.29th

Keynote: Ultra-broadband Industry Vision and Strategy
Planned Speakers
Openning Video
Welcome Speech
Houlin Zhao,ITU Secretary-General
Enable Telco's Success in Video Business
Eric Xu,Deputy Chairman of the Board, Rotating CEO, Huawei
Ultra-broadband to Improves the Socialty and Economy
Luis Neves,Chairman of Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), Executive VP of Deutsche Telekom
HKT UBB Strategy and Business Innovation
Peter Lam,Managing Director of Engineering, PCCW-HKT
Tea Break & Exhibition Hall Visiting
TelCo or CableCo - Network Challenges and Strategies
Carsten Bryder,CTO of TDC
Cable Operator's Contribution to the European Digital Landscape
Matthias Kurth,President, European Cable Operators Association
Broadband Regulation, NGA Deployments and Relevance of Audiovisual Contents in Convergent Bundles in Spain
Alejandra de Iturriaga Gandini,Director, Telecommunications and Audiovisual Sector, Spanish National Authority for Markets and Competition (CNMC)
Keynote:Video & Broadband Development
Warm Up Performance
Smarter Ways to Gigaband World
Ryan Ding,Executive Director of the Board, President of Products & Solutions, Huawei
Building Britian's Connected Future
Peter Bell,Director Network Portfolio, British Telecom
Ultra Broadband Speed Strategy of Proximus
Olivier Sion,Head of Network Transformation, Proximus,Filip Vandermeulen,Head of Network Modeling and Strategic Roadmap, Proximus
Panel Discussion: Best Practices and the Challenges in the Ultra Broadband Development
Moderator: Matt Yardley, Partner, Analysys Mason
Attendees:Ranulf Scarborough, BDUK Regional Director, British Telecom, Mohammed Al Mukhtar, General Manager of Access Network, Batelco, Suwanto Gunawan, President of Indonesia FTTH Association, Julie Kunstler, Principal Analyst, OVUM, James Yu, Consultant of GTS,Huawei
Tea Break & Exhibition Hall Visit
Ultra Broadband and Video Strategy of Indonesia
Admiral Dasrin,Vice President of Solutions, Telkom
Cloud Powered Video Service Enabled by Network and Virtualization Technology
Randolph Nikutta,Vice President of T-Lab, Deutsche Telekom
Digicel – Building Next Generation Entertainment Networks in Emerging Markets
John Quinn,Group CTO, Digicel Play
Experience-centric Video Service of LGU+ IPTV
HyunChul In,Director of IPTV Service, LG U+
Panel Discussion: Best Practices of Video Eco-system Cooperation
Moderator: Ian J. Valentine, Principal Consultant of TV Products & Strategy, Huawei
Attendees:Randolph Nikutta,Vice President of T-Lab, Deutsche Telekom, John Quinn, Group CTO, Digicel Play, HyunChul In, Director of IPTV Service, LG U+, Philip Yuan, Vice President and Chief Strategic Marketing Officer, BOE Technology, Wendrow Qiu, General Manager, Copyright & Legal Department of Future TV, Aditya Kishore, Analyst, Heavy Reading, Xiaoguang Tang, Director of Carrier Software European Research Center, Huawei
Enable the Business Success of Video
Ken Wang,President of Global Marketing and Solution Sales of Carrier BG, Huawei

Day 2 Sept.30th

Keynote:Service Innovation and Network Enablement in the Cloud Era
Planned Speakers
Openning Video
Service and Broadband Development in Cloud-era
Robin Mersh,CEO, Broadband Forum
IP & Transport Transformation
Javier Gavilán,Director of Technology and Planning, Group CTO Office, Telefonica
Network Evolution to Telco Cloud
Alessandra Pavese,Head of Network Evolution, Security & Resilience Presso TIM
Integrated Simplified Network for All KPN Services
Andre Beijen,Head of Network Innovation, KPN
Tea Break & Exhibition Hall Visit
Offering Enriched Connectivity Orange Ambition in Networks
Yves Bellégo,Director, Network Technical Strategy at Orange Group
Re-building the Smart Cloud-based Ultra Broadband Infra.
Jasim Alawadi,Vice President-Network Infrastructure & Services, du
Open Source, Accelerates Telco's Business Innovation
Jim Zemlin,Executive Director, Linux Foundation
Rethink Business, Redefine Network
David Wang ,President of Network Solutions, Huawei
Seminar: Smarter Ways for Gigaband
Any Media Access for Gigaband
Jeff Wang,President of Huawei Access Network
Giga Speed-Bringing Denmark and Our Customers in Front
Peter Hansen Vice President, TDC
Gigaband City Practice of China
Yanbin Zhang Chief Engineer, China Academy of Telecommunication Research
Swisscom FTTx Strategy: Introduction in Swisscom
Daniel Burri,Senior Project Director, Swisscom
Why M-net Choose for Ultra-broadband?
Michael Fränkle CTO, M-net
Microwave Solution for Fast Broadband Roll Out
Leonida Macciotta Senior Marketing Manager, Huawei Research Institute in Milano
Seminar: Simplified Network, OTN Everywhere
Optical Network Insight and Prospect
Ian Redpath,Principal Analyst, OVUM
Northern Digital Highway, Connectivity with the Lowest Latency between East and West
Taneli Vuorinen,Senior Vice President, Cinia Group Oy and Managing Director, Cinia Cloud Oy
Challenge for Metro Application and Possible Solution
Maxim Kuschnerov,Senior R&D Manager, Huawei
Future-proof Network with SDH Modernization
Adam Deja,Skill Center Leader for Optics,Orange Group
Introduction of Huawei WDM/OTN Strategy and Key Features
Alex Duan,General Manager of WDM Domains, Huawei
Seminar: All IP Network with Best Experience
All IP Network Engineered for the Best Experience
Daniel Tang,CTO of Network Solutions, Huawei
Video Experience: Trends and Realities
Sam Crawford,Original Founder of SamKnows
Video & Cloud-driven Metro Network Evolution
Nir Halachmi,Network Reseach Product Manager, European Reseach Center, Huawei
OTT and VR Trending
Haoping Yu,AHG Chair, MPEG and JCTVC

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