Broadband World Forum Asia will be held on May 10 and 11, 2011 at the KL Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and this year will be co-located with IP&TV Forum Asia to complement the activity within both the fixed and mobile operator markets and the content and TV ecosystems.
The two-day conference program boasts more than 100 speakers from over 70 Asia-Pacific operators and includes keynote presentations from host service provider partner Telekom Malaysia (Malaysia), PLDT (Philippines), NTT (Japan), CSL (Hong Kong), PCCW (Hong Kong), Indonesian Telecom Regulatory Authority (Indonesia), VNPT (Vietnam), Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan) and Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd (Bangladesh).
Both days will begin with an analyst briefing addressing the challenges and projections for the region, which will be followed by a free-to-attend keynote presentation for all conference and exhibition delegates. Leading the keynote session on day one will be Tang Xinbing, CTO, Network Product Line at Huawei Technologies while day two begins with a presentation from Cheng Jie, SVP at ZTE Corporation.
Gavin Whitechurch, director of the Broadband World Forum series, explained: “The huge investments in broadband infrastructures taking place in the rising economies of the Asia-Pacific region have become an increasing focus of the industry over recent years and we wanted to fully address this.”
“Many countries are following Australia’s lead and are deploying National Broadband Networks but there is still much debate amongst the industry as to how these networks can be both affordable and sustainable. Our diverse speaker line up should answer some of these concerns and stimulate debate on monetizing high speed broadband networks.”
Broadband World Forum Asia is the largest broadband event in the Asia-Pacific region attracting more than 2,500 delegates from all of the developed and emerging countries across the region. After a brief absence, the event is now back on the telecoms calendar and set to equip the industry with the latest opinions on how to increase revenues and maximize investment in fiber and broadband networks.