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Current Meeting:

Broadband Forum
Third Quarter Meeting
Berlin, Germany
July 25 - 28, 2016


    Important Dates:

  • Hotel Reservation Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2016
  • Meeting Registration Deadline: Monday, July 18, 2016
  • Meeting Contribution Deadline: Monday, July 18, 2016 at 5:00pm PT

Meeting Location:

The Ritz-Carlton Berlin
Potsdamer Platz 3
10785 Berlin
Phone: +49(0)30-33-7777

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 Q3 Meeting:

**New Schedule**

Monday, July 25, 2016

  • 9:00am - 10:30pm: Opening Plenary
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm: Joint session on Atlanta projects with: Architecture and Migration, Innovation, Routing and Transport, SDN and NFV, and Wireline-Wireless Convergence

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

  • 7:00am - 8:00am: Navigating & Contributing to the Broadband Forum

Thursday, July 28, 2016

  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm: Closing Plenary

*Please note agenda is subject to change.


Meeting Contribution Deadline: Monday, July 18, 2016 at 5:00pm PT.

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  • Choose "Create" under the Document menu
  • Enter the title, working area, 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:

Visas cannot be obtained at the border or at the airport. The average time to obtain a Visa is four (4) weeks, however this will vary depending on location. Please be aware that each country has different requirements as to how to apply for a Visa. Please check with your local consulate to get the most accurate information about obtaining a Visa for your specific country of residence.

If you would like Broadband Forum visa letter please add your personal details to the Visa Letter form (members only access) and email it Gabby Bond 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:

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, July 1, 2016.

To reserve a room please click HERE.

Broadband Forum Room Rates: Single 145.00 EUR / Double 175.00 EUR
(Room rate includes breakfast, in-room internet access, taxes and service charges.)

Please use the above method to make your reservation at the hotel. Or you may contact the hotel directly by phone at + In order to be honored the discounted room rate, please let them know you are with the Broadband Forum (BBF) Meeting.

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, July 18, 2016 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, July 18,2016 deadline.
  • For those registered before Monday, July 18, 2016, but WITHOUT PAYMENT, your registration will be considered late if payment is not received before the July 18th deadline.

Refund Policy:

  • Cancellations received on or before Monday, July 18: FULL REFUND
  • Cancellations received after Monday, July 18: 50% REFUND

Getting There & Around Town:

A local map with the hotel address and transportation instructions can be found here.

To learn about the local area please see the Berlin Tourism website.


Tegel Airport - TXL

    Hotel distance: 10.4 km
    Public Transportation about a 40 minute journey (one way)
    Estimated taxi fare: 22.00 EUR (one way) - about a 25 minute journey

Airport Schoenefeld - SXF

    Hotel distance: 20.8 km
    Public Transportation about a 55 minute journey (one way)
    Estimated taxi fare: 38.00 EUR (one way) - about a 40 minute journey

Public Transportation stops near the hotel:
    Bus Station: Omnibus Bahnhof (distance 6.5 km)
    Subway Station: Potsdamer Platz (distance 0.1 km)
    Train Station: Main Station (distance 2.5 km)
Getting around Berlin is quite easy as there are many transportation options. To view a list of options please click here.

The hotel does not provide shuttle services.

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 Hotel:

Monday, July 25th: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 26th: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday, July 27th: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Broadband Forum Contact:

Broadband Forum
Phone: +1.510.492.4020
Fax: +1.510.492.4001