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Awards

Final Deadline for entries! Extended to Thursday 22 February 2018

About the 5G MENA Awards


Welcome to the third annual 5G MENA Awards. One of the highlights for your 2018 calendar, the awards will once again celebrate excellence in the MENA region’s LTE & 5G community, and offer an exceptional opportunity for the industry’s top players to meet, showcase their achievements, and be inspired.

Join the MENA region’s leaders in 5G, LTE, and IoT for an evening of drinks, nibbles, relaxed discussions, and networking. When business isn’t on the menu, talk of travel, music, sports…or whatever whets your appetite.

The evening will recognise the latest and the greatest of innovative, top level solutions and companies making an impact and representing the best in the region.

2018 Awards Categories - Entries Closing Soon!

Outstanding Contribution to 5G R&D

This award will recognise an individual or collaborative effort in developing a vision and technology for 5G and future network deployment. The award is open to companies capable of demonstrating that they have made a significant contribution to 5G network development and research, and how this will impact future infrastructure and deployment.

Best Network Development (Operators Only)

This award recognises the most significant development of a commercial network. Entrants are required to describe their achievements, state how they are significant compared to other operators’, examples of how the network was developed, how it was commercially successful and how it has improved the end user experience.

Best NVF/SDN Solution

The Best NFV/SDN Solution award is open to companies capable of demonstrating that they have made a significant impact in facilitating the development of the NFV/SDN market over the last year. Companies should have devised an innovative NFV Proof of Concept or introduced a new service which will help revolutionise the market, remove barriers and help make technology virtualisation a reality.

Best IoT Application / Service

This award recognises innovative Internet of Things (IoT) developments (network elements/ devices/ products/ applications/ services/ solutions) that address a specific challenge, or enable a specific outcome that was not previous achievable. Companies should have devised an innovative solution which will help revolutionise the market, and make a significant impact for future IoT network/ architecture/ technology development. Entries can be for a specific vertical market, or an IoT enabling technology across the market.

Best Core Network Product

This award recognises the best core network solutions, which will aid development of the core to support 5G & services that will be deployed over it. Companies should be able to demonstrate/showcase user case study where the solution has been used and share details of why & how it’s been successful.

Best RAN Network Product

This award recognises the best RAN network solutions, which will aid development of the RAN to support 5G & services that will be deployed over it. Companies should be able to demonstrate/showcase user case study where the solution has been used and share details of why & how it’s been successful.

FREE TO ENTER: People’s Choice Award – Operator CxO of the Year

The award will recognise the outstanding achievements of an individual working in the mobile telecommunications industry. It will award the person that most embodies the essence of the show and will go to an online public vote building up to 5G MENA, rather than to our judging panel.

2017 Award Winners

Biggest Contribution to 5G R&D - Huawei
Most Significant Development of a Commercial LTE Network (Operators Only) - VIVA Kuwait
Best NVF/SDN Solution - Zain Group
Best Test/Measurement Solution - bwtech
Best IoT Application / Service - Zain KSA
Operator CTO of the Year - Maziad N. Al Harbi, Mobily

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities


To learn more about our sponsorship and exhibition options for the 5G MENA Awards 2018, and to discuss your individual requirements, please contact: 

Elizabeth Carter

Head of Sales 5G

T: +44 (20) 7017 5829

E: Elizabeth.Carter@KNect365.com

Final Deadline for entries! Extended to Thursday 22 February 2018