2015 Ultra Broadband Forum Debuting in September to Embrace a Gigaband World

Two full days of keynotes, panels and sessions in Madrid, focusing on business innovation and network re-architecture in the Gigaband era

MADRID, Aug. 19, 2015 -- Huawei's 2015 Ultra Broadband Forum, launching on September 8 and 9 in Europe, will tackle a range of challenges that service providers face in the Gigaband era to create a faster connected world. Ultra Broadband Forum sessions will dive deep into the broadband experience, covering topics such as 4K video, smart home services and network re-architecture. The event will include two days of intensive keynotes, panels and workshop sessions in Madrid, Spain.


Held at Complejo Duquesde Pastranaon, the Ultra Broadband Forum features a stellar line-up of more than 35 speakers from leading service providers, management consulting and analyst firms, global solutions providers and industry organizations, including Telefonica, BT, Deutsche Telekom, Telecom Italia, PCCW, TeliaSonera Group, Swisscom, Denmark TDC, ONOS, OVUM, Light Reading and IEEE.

Held in partnership with Light Reading, Telefonica and the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, Huawei's Ultra Broadband Forum will focus on a range of essential topics, including:

* Future Broadband Trends & How Technology Is Changing Lives
* How Operators Develop Video Services
* Prospects & Challenges of Smart Home Services
* Industry Policy and Collaboration to facilitate Broadband Deployment
* Network re-architecture in the Gigaband Era

"In a time when we are seeing rapid broadband transformation, especially in regards to consumer services, the Ultra Broadband Forum could not be more timely," says Stephen Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading. "The competitive environment among operators makes it essential to understand the importance of broadband to consumers, their lifestyle and the cutting-edge technology that will transform and is already transforming Europe as well as the rest of the world."

About Huawei
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Its aim is to build a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei's 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

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About Light Reading
Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 400,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile and wireline executives across five continents.

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