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Current Meeting

Broadband Forum
First Quarter Annual Meeting
Shenzhen, China
March 2 - 6, 2015


    Important Dates:

  • Hotel Reservation Deadline: Friday, February 13, 2015
  • Meeting Registration Deadline: Monday, February 23, 2015
  • Meeting Contribution Deadline:
    Monday, February 23, 2015 at 5:00pm PT

Meeting Location:

The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen
116 Fuhua San Road
Futian District, Shenzhen, China
Phone: +86.755.2222.2222

View a local map with the hotel address - HERE


[Tentative Meeting Agenda] [Important Sessions] [Contributions] [Visa Information]
[Hotel Reservation Instructions] [Meeting Registration] [Getting There] [Meeting Check-In]

Important Sessions at the Q1 Meeting:

Monday, March 2, 2015

  • 8:00am - 12:00pm: Service Provider Action Council (SPAC)
  • 12:30pm - 2:00pm: Annual Meeting, Opening Plenary and Lunch

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm: Closing Plenary

*Please note agenda is subject to change.


Meeting Contribution Deadline: Monday, February 23, 2015 at 5:00pm PT.

To create a new document:

  • Choose "Create" under the Document menu
  • Enter the title, working group, etc. information into the appropriate fields
  • Click the "Save" button
  • You will then be given a document number. You have as long as you need to upload the document; once a document number is assigned it cannot be given to anyone else.
  • Return to the record for your document
  • Choose the "Upload File" link under the Document Options Menu
  • Select the type of file you will be uploading
  • Click the "Browse" button to select your document.
  • Click the "Upload" button.

Visa Information:

If you plan to attend the meeting and do not hold a Chinese passport you will need to obtain a travel visa. Please contact your local Embassy of the People's Republic of China for visa details and requirements relating to your specific country of residence. You will need to have the following items to obtain a visa to travel to China:

  • Passport: Must have 6 months validity remaining beyond the length of your requested visa and at least one blank visa page. (First time applicants who were previously Chinese citizens must also submit a photocopy of their Chinese passports.)
  • Photograph: Must be standard passport type photo with a plain background, color or black and white.
  • Visa Application Form
  • Letter of Invitation from a local company

To help fulfill the visa application requirements Huawei Technologies has graciously offered their assistance by providing Broadband Forum members a local company invitation letter. In order to obtain a Huawei invitation letter please complete the Invitation Letter Request form (members only access) and send the form, a scanned copy of your passport, and scanned copies of all previously issued Chinese visas to Andy Di Wang and Wei Lin (email addresses are provided on the request form).

If you would like Broadband Forum visa letter please add your personal details to the Visa Letter form (members only access) and email it Yolanda Rosiles at for a signature. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us at or by phone at +1.510.492.4020.

Hotel Reservation Instructions:

Broadband Forum Discount Rates for the Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen hotel:

    Standard Deluxe Single Occupancy 998.00 CNY
    Standard Deluxe Double Occupancy 1,098 CNY
    Club Deluxe Single/Double Occupancy 1,500 CNY
    (Rates include in room internet and breakfast, but they do not include taxes/service charges.)

Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible, as rooms sell out quickly. To be guaranteed this discounted rate, reservations must be made by Friday, February 13, 2015.

To reserve a room at the Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen hotel please click here and add one of the below group codes.
Broadband Forum Reservation Group Codes:
    Standard Deluxe Single or Double Occupancy Room - BBFBBFA
    Club Deluxe Single or Double Occupancy Room - BBFBBFB

Or you may reserve a room at the Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen hotel by filling out the below form and sending it via fax it to +86.755.8448.7033 or by email to Catherine Liang. To download the hotel reservation form click here.

Please use one of the above methods to make your reservation at the hotel. Or you may contact the hotel directly by phone, at +86.755.8448.7034. In order to be honored the discounted room rate, please let them know you are with the Broadband Forum Meeting (group id #1911202).

If you should need assistance booking a room please contact us directly at +1.510.492.4020 or via email at

**Note: If reservations are made with a travel agency, the Broadband Forum will not be able to assist in adjusting room rates as the hotel has special agreements with each travel agency. For the Broadband Forum to get involved, you must make your reservations as stated above.

Meeting Registration Information:

To register for the meeting, please click here.

Pre-registration meeting fee due on or before Monday, February 23, 2015 at 5:00pm PT:

  • $450 USD for Principal and Associate Members to attend general and committee meetings.
  • Fees include lunch. (The meeting fee is for all attendees including those staying in the hotel.)

Late Fee:

  • There will be a $100 USD late fee for those that register after the Monday, February 23rd deadline.
  • For those registered before Monday, February 23, 2015, but WITHOUT PAYMENT, your registration will be considered late if payment is not received before the February 23rd deadline.

Refund Policy:

  • Cancellations received on or before Monday, February 23rd: FULL REFUND
  • Cancellations received after Monday, February 23rd: 50% REFUND

Getting There:

Information Coming Soon!

Meeting Check-In:

All pre-registered attendees and late on-site registrants must check-in at the Broadband Forum desk in the hotel to receive meeting materials and name badge.

On-site Registration Hours at the Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen hotel:

Monday, March 2nd: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday, March 3rd: 7:00am - 6:00pm

Broadband Forum Contact:

Broadband Forum
Phone: +1.510.492.4020
Fax: +1.510.492.4001