The Board of Directors of the World Broadband Association (WBBA), a multilateral, industry-led association, providing leadership for digital broadband across the next decade, recently held its first meeting in Barcelona. At that meeting Li Zhengmao, former CEO of China Telecommunications Corporation, was elected as the Chairman of the Board.
The Board of Directors consists of twelve industry leaders, including network operators, equipment manufacturers, and network testing manufacturers from China, Switzerland, New Zealand, South Africa, Finland, the United States, Jordan, Canada, Gambia and Egypt.
The WBBA says the establishment of the Board marked a milestone for the WBBA to enter a new stage of development.
Li Zhengmao pointed out that the rapid advancement of the broadband industry is promoting the world’s digital transformation at a quick pace. He said he hopes, through the joint effort of all its members and the Board of Directors, that the WBBA can address the industry-wide challenges and difficulties, and pursue open cooperation to stimulate the potential of cloud and broadband to benefit individuals, industries and the whole of society.
The mission of the WBBA is to unify broadband industry stakeholders to address and drive forward shared goals of maximizing the social and economic benefits of equality of broadband for all.
In the future, by leveraging a series of activities and events coming up, the Association aims to play an important role in uniting the cloud and broadband industry chain, promoting the construction of integrated information infrastructure and innovative development of the cloud network, helping solve many challenges facing the development of the industry, and realizing the sustainable and prosperous development of the global broadband industry.