Get Ready to Accelerate

25–27 June 2019, Den Haag, the Netherlands
A world-class speaking lineup announced

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Broadband Forum reveals a world-class lineup of speakers for the 2019 Ultra-fast Broadband Acceleration Seminar (UFBB BASe)!

Dr. Andreas Gladisch

Day 1 Keynote

Dr. Andreas Gladisch

Deutsche Telekom, VP of Convergent Networks
Paul Spruyt

Day 2 Keynote

Paul Spruyt

Nokia, Renowned xDSL Technology Strategist
Robin Mersh

Day 3 Keynote

Robin Mersh

Broadband Forum, CEO

Key participating Service Providers and Analyst firms include:

  • Deutsche Telekom
  • A1
  • Proximus
  • Swisscom
  • Orange
  • Cartesian
  • TNO

Major sponsors of the UFBB BASe event who will also be presenting include:

BASe Sponsors

Why attend?

UFBB BASe will be the premier communications industry event this year that focuses on the important policies, trends, technologies, and opportunities that affect broadband in Europe and beyond in 2019. Unique in its balance of vision, real-world experience, and technical/operational insights, the former TNO Ultra-Fast Broadband seminar has developed a stellar reputation over the last decade for thought leadership, high quality speakers, technical acumen, and a collaborative and energetic vibe. Now entering its eleventh year in 2019, Broadband Forum has taken over organization of this seminar and will be adding elements of its highly successful BASe series events to create the new “UFBB BASE” that will both carry forward the traditional focus of UFBB while bringing some new world-class speakers and perspectives to the table. This combination of the proven UFBB recipe with the breadth and depth of Broadband Forum resources will elevate UFBB BASe to new levels, and we are looking forward to your participation!

What has changed?

Broadband Forum, the communications industry’s leading organization focused on accelerating broadband innovation, standards, and ecosystem development is now managing both content and logistics for the former Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFBB) event. The new UFBB BASe will carry-on with the strong technical core you’ve come to expect from UFBB, as well as bring to the agenda new industry “hot” topics and innovative thinking that have been the hallmarks of the highly successful Broadband Forum BASe series, which coincidentally will also be passing its 11th event milestone in Den Haag.

“The place to be if you seriously want to improve in ultra broadband access technology.”


“Best event of technical DSL discussions.”

Martin Kuipers - ADTRAN

“Excellent knowledge exchange and networking opportunity for the engineering practitioner."

Frank den Hartog - TNO

"An excellent event forum to share technical information and knowledge between operators and vendors/suppliers."

Thomas Henritzi - NETCOLOGNE

When and Where?

The dates and location are locked in – 25 through 27 June, 2019 in Den Haag, The Netherlands – at the beautiful four-star Hotel NH Hotel Den Haag.

What should I expect?

Exploring Europe’s emerging broadband market drivers and the most promising next-generation access technologies and best practices for operator success, UFBB BASe will be built around themes for each of its three days.

  • Day One: A Market and Regulatory Overview of Europe and Beyond
  • Day Two: A Deep Dive on Next Generation Access, Open Source, and Connected Home Technologies and Case Studies
  • Day Three: How to Find Success with Advanced Technologies and What to Expect Next

Delivered by those at the forefront of developments in the industry, the seminar will focus on:

  • The latest breakthroughs in the following next-generation access technologies (Gfast,, 10 Gbps PON, SDN/NFV)
  • Real-life use cases and best practice for next generation access
  • The opportunities that the convergence of wireless (5G) and wireline fixed access brings forward
  • The latest innovations in the Connected Home and advanced Wi-Fi
  • The best practices in Cloud Central Office (CloudCO), SDN, and enabling last mile connectivity.

This will be an event not to be missed, with a host of new and exciting topics, a lot of familiar faces, and plenty of opportunities to network (don’t forget to follow us on our event LinkedIn page.

How do I register?

Early bird registration is open! Click here to register your attendance now! This is an event that you will not want to miss!

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