Your Guide to Broadband World Forum 2016

Westminster Bridge at sunset, London, UK

It’s almost time for the biggest telecom, media, and technology event of the year — the 2016 Broadband World Forum in London from October 18-20.

Not too sure what to expect from BBWF 2016? Read on to learn about the biggest broadband event of the year — and discover what to see, do, eat, and drink in London!

Join more than 5,000 industry colleagues and executives from across the world to discover how new technology such as virtualization is reshaping communication networks, and gain new strategies for generating revenue, optimizing WiFi, and enhancing subscriber quality of experience (QoE). You can register for a free visitor pass or register for the conference at www.broadbandworldforum.com.

Don’t miss Incognito Chief Executive Officer Stephane Bourque’s presentation “Generating New Revenue with Virtual CPE” on Tuesday October 18 as part of the Virtualization: Transforming Business Models conference stream.

Whether you register for the main conference or the free exhibition, you can meet the Incognito team at Booth #A10 and pick up your free copy of our new book, The 2016 Consumer Broadband QoE Report.

 

What to Expect from BBWF Official Events

Conference Insights

Download the full agenda to plan your visit to BBWF 2016. The Conference is broken into several streams:

  • Keynotes
  • Virtualization & Cloud Services
  • The Connected Customer
  • Internet of Everything
  • Next Generation Access Networks
  • Service Monetization

Don’t miss Incognito CEO Stephane Bourque on Day 1 (October 18) at 4:35pm for the presentation “Generating New Revenue with Virtual CPE”.

 

Free Exhibits

Complimentary visitor passes includes entry to the Exhibit Hall, as well as access to presentations, debates, and live demos on the exhibition floor.

Don’t forget to stop by the Incognito booth at A10 to learn more about virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE) — and pick a free copy of our new book, The 2016 Consumer Broadband QoE Report.

Highlights include:

  • Connected World Live: Located in the center of the BBWF Exhibition floor, this networking hub is equipped with a live demo stage to bring broadband products to life.
  • Watch Broadband World Forum Live: For the first time, this live interview stage will be broadcast to visitors at the show and online for those who can’t attend
  • Gigabit Innovation Zone: Access expert discussions on IoT, improving broadband connectivity, 5G, 4K and OTT video, smart homes, and more
  • 2020 Future Network Theatre
  • BBWF After-Show Party: Tuesday October 18 from 5:30pm at The Fox at ExCEL. Open to all BBWF delegates and visitors

 

Where and When is BBWF 2016?

Broadband World Forum 2016 will be held at ExCeL London from October 18-22 2016.

Address:

Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway

London E16 1XL

 

How to Get There

It's easy to reach BBWF 2016 on the DLR and London Underground

It’s easy to reach BBWF 2016 on the DLR and London Underground

Broadband World Forum 2016 is hosted in London’s ExCel events venue.

The venue has three onsite DLR (Docklands Light Railway) stations, parking for 3,700 cars, and is 5 minutes from London City Airport. The venue is also an onsite station for the Emirates airline cable car, linking the Thames clipper River Services and the London Underground.

The Jubilee Line and the DLR are the quickest routes to ExCeL London. Alight at Canning Town on the Jubilee Line and change onto a Beckton-bound DLR train, exiting at Custom House for the west entrance of ExCeL. This is the most convenient entrance to BBWF. Visit the Transport for London website to plan your journey.

Note: London’s public transport network is divided into nine travel zones. ExCeL London is located in Zone 3. Buy a Visitor Oyster card, Oyster card, Travelcard, or use a contactless payment card to get the best value (cash is the most expensive way to pay).

 

Top Attractions near BBWF

The Tower of London is a top attraction

The Tower of London is a top attraction

Where to even start? In the words of acclaimed English writer Samuel Johnson, when you tire of London, you tire of life. Whether you’re interested in shopping, dining, nightlife, history, or culture, you’ll find what you’re looking for in London.

Check out TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Attractions or read on below to discover attractions near BBWF!

Districts to Explore

ExCeL London has more than 20 on-site food and drink vendors, however, that doesn’t mean that you can’t explore further afield as well. Situated in East London, there are plenty of exciting places worth exploring, and with excellent transit options, there’s no excuse for staying in your hotel when the conference ends!

Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is a vibrant business district that also offers over 200 shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, as well as leisure facilities and an extensive arts and events programme. Find out more at mycanarywharf.com.

How to get there

From ExCeL London, take the DLR to Canning Town and change for Jubilee Line connections to Canary Wharf. Approximately 10 minutes journey time.

St Katharine Docks

Situated near Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, St Katharine Docks is a waterside environment that mixes shops, bars, and restaurants with some of London’s best-known attractions.

How to get there

From ExCeL London, take the DLR direct to Tower Gateway. Approximately 20 minutes journey time.

Greenwich

A World Heritage Site, Greenwich offers a variety of visitor attractions including London’s oldest Royal Park, the National Maritime Museum, and the Royal Observatory. There are also shops, markets, and a variety of pubs and restaurants. Visit greenwichwhs.org.uk for more information.

How to get there

From ExCeL London, take the DLR to Poplar and change for a Lewisham bound train. Disembark at Cutty Sark. Approximately 30 minutes journey time.

The West End

There’s no shortage to entertainment options in London’s theatre district! Visit the Official London Theatre website to discover what productions are in town. Be dazzled by the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus, stroll around Leicester Square and Covent Garden, or go shopping on Oxford Street, Regent Street, and Bond Street. The famous sights of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament are also nearby.

How to get there

From Custom House, take the DLR to Canning Town and change for Jubilee Line tube. Disembark at Green Park and walk less than 10 minutes, or switch to the Piccadilly Line for one stop to Piccadilly Circus.

 

Where to Eat at BBWF

London is a melting pot of cultures, where you can pick up a curry, pub grub, or a meal from a worl

Simple and delicious, fish and chips is a traditional English pub meal

Simple and delicious, fish and chips is a traditional English pub meal

d-renowned chef on any given evening. Here are the top-rated restaurants within the London ExCeL campus or within a 10 minute walk:

La Barrique Wine Bar, www.labarrique.co.uk $$ Warehouse K, Western Gateway, London E16 1DR

Tapa Tapa, Spanish Tapas, http://www.tapatapa.com/  $$$ West Entrance of ExCeL, Warehouse K, Western Gateway, ExCel West, London, E16 1DR

Al Masar, Lebanese, http://almasar.co.uk/index.html, , $$, 8 Western Gateway, London E16 1DR, Vegan and vegertarian friendly

The Fox At Excel, Traditional British,  www.foxbars.com/excel/, $$$, Warehouse K, 2 Western Gateway, Excel Centre, London E16 1DR

Zero Sette Restaurant, Italian, www.zerosette.co.uk, $$, Unit R3, Warehouse K, 2 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1DR

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