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Awards Criteria

Please see below the criteria for each category. 

Best 5G Network Launch in Europe (Service Provider or Vendor)

This award recognises the most impressive 5G network launch in the European market. The judges will look for information and innovations on the technology roadmap, KPIs and results of the launch. This category accepts entries from service  providers as well as solution providers, on behalf of their service provider partner who they supported in their launch.

Please respond to the following questions:

  • Name of the entry
  • Summary of the entry (100 words max)
  • Description of the technology roadmap that was followed to achieve the launch (300 words max)
  • Description of the monetisation strategy supporting the launch and expected ROI (300 words max)
  • Description of the results of the launch for the consumer/customer (300 words max)
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Best 5G International Commercial Launch (Service Provider or Vendor)

This award recognises the most impressive 5G commercial launch globally. The judges will look for information on the technology roadmap, KPIs and results of the launch in terms of uptake, revenues, new markets or else. This category accepts entries from service providers as well as solution providers, on behalf of their service provider partner who they supported in their launch.

Please respond to the following questions:

  • Name of the entry
  • Summary of the entry (100 words max)
  • Description of the technology roadmap that was followed to achieve the launch (300 words max)
  • Description of the monetisation strategy supporting the launch and expected ROI (300 words max)
  • Description of the results of the launch for the consumer/customer (300 words max)
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Most Innovative 5G Enterprise Partnership/Trial (Service Provider or Vendor)

This award recognises the most innovative partnership or trial between a service provider and an enterprise customer. The judges will look for information on what makes this project innovative and what is the wider impact of the project to the wider industry and opportunity for scale. This category accepts entries from service providers, vertical market businesses as well as solution providers, on behalf of their service provider partner who they supported in this project.

Please respond to the following questions:

  • Name of the entry
  • An outline of the project (100 words max)
  • Description of the technology used and network evolution required to achieve the project (300 words max)
  • Characteristics of what makes the project innovative (300 words max)
  • Expected impact of the project to the industry and opportunity for scale (300 words max)
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Most Successful 5G Consumer Service (Service Provider or Vendor)

This award recognises the most innovative consumer 5G service. The judges will look for information on what makes this service innovative and the wider impact of the project to the industry and opportunity for scale. This category accepts entries from service providers, vertical market businesses as well as solution providers, on behalf of their service provider partner who they supported in this project

Please respond to the following questions:

  • Name of the entry
  • An outline of the service (100 words max)
  • Description of the technology upgrades and network evolution journey (300 words max)
  • Characteristics of what makes the service innovative (300 words max)
  • Expected impact of the project to the industry and opportunity for scale (300 words max)
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Telecom Service Innovation (Service Provider or Vendor)

This award recognises an innovative telco application, service or solution that addresses a specific challenge, or enables a specific outcome that was not previous achievable. Services can include (but are not limited to) data, IoT, voice, video, other digital and VAS, managed services. This award category accepts entries from mobile operators able to showcase how the new service revolutionises the market as well as solution providers, on behalf of their service provider partner who they supported in this project

Please respond to the following questions:

  • Name of the entry
  • Summarise the entry (100 words max)
  • Describe the service in relation to its position in the market (300 words max)
  • How has the impact of the service been measured and what have the results been? (300 words max)
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Greatest 5G Innovation (Service Provider or Vendor)

This award recognises an innovation that has shaken up the 5G industry; this could be a new technology, a new service, a new offering, a new partnership, a merger, or else. Judges will look for examples of initiatives that have really shaken up the industry and the impact of this initiative towards 5G development. This award category accepts entries from service providers and solution providers.

Please respond to the following questions:

  • Name of the entry
  • An outline of the innovation (100 words max)
  • Description of the innovation and what constitutes it ground-breaking (300 words max)
  • Describe how this innovation will prove most impactful towards 5G development (300 words max)
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Best RAN Technology (Vendor)

This award recognises the best RAN technology solution, which will aid development of the RAN to support 5G & services that will be deployed over it. The judges will look for examples of where the solution has been deployed and share details of why & how it’s been successful. This award category accepts entries from solution providers only.

Please respond to the following questions:

  • Name of the entry
  • An outline of the technology (100 words max)
  • Description of the technology and what constitutes it ground-breaking (300 words max)
  • Describe the technology in relation to the benefits it brings to the service providers (300 words max)
  • Describe how this product will prove most impactful towards 5G development (300 words max)
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Best OpenRAN Technology (Vendor)

This award recognises the best Open RAN technology solution. The judges will look for proof of how the technology will offer more flexibility in network deployment and upgrades to the service providers, examples of how the solution has been used or tested and how this will prove most impactful towards 5G. This award category accepts entries from solution providers only.

Please respond to the following questions:

  • Name of the entry
  • An outline of the technology (100 words max)
  • Description of the technology and what constitutes it ground-breaking (300 words max)
  • Describe the technology in relation to the benefits it brings to the service providers (300 words max)
  • Describe how this product will prove most impactful towards 5G development (300 words max)
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5G Core Network Technology (Vendor)

This award recognises the best 5G Core Network technology that enables network and service innovation for the service providers. The judges will look for examples of where the technology has been deployed and share details of why & how it’s been succesful. This award category accepts entries from solution providers only.

Please respond to the following questions:

  • Name of the entry
  • An outline of the technology (100 words max)
  • Description of the technology and what constitutes it ground-breaking (300 words max)
  • Describe the technology in relation to the benefits it brings to the service providers (300 words max)
  • Describe how this product will prove most impactful towards 5G development (300 words max)
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Best Network Automation Technology (Vendor)

This award recognises the best network automation technology. The judges will look for examples of where the solution has been deployed and what the measurable benefits have been for the network. This award category accepts entries from solution providers only.

Please respond to the following questions:

  • Name of the entry
  • An outline of the technology (100 words max)
  • Description of the technology and what constitutes it ground-breaking (300 words max)
  • Describe the technology in relation to the benefits it brings to the service providers (300 words max)
  • Describe how this product will prove most impactful towards 5G development (300 words max)
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Best 5G Network Security Technology (Vendor)

This award recognises the most innovative 5G network security solution provider showcasing how they are providing cutting edge security services and preparing their telco customers for the 5G security threats. The judges will look for examples of where this technology has been used and what the results have been or a showcase of why the technology is best in class. This award category accepts entries from solution providers only.

Please respond to the following questions:

  • Name of the entry
  • An outline of the technology (100 words max)
  • Description of the technology and what constitutes it ground-breaking (300 words max)
  • Describe the technology in relation to the benefits it brings to the service providers (300 words max)
  • Describe how this product will prove most impactful towards 5G development (300 words max)
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Best 5G Edge Computing Technology (Vendor)

This award recognises the most innovative edge computing technology. The judges will look for a showcase of how the technology will meet the 5G network latency requirements, ensuring privacy, real-time responsiveness and reliability. This award category accepts entries from solution providers only.

Please respond to the following questions:

  • Name of the entry
  • An outline of the technology (100 words max)
  • Description of the technology and what constitutes it ground-breaking (300 words max)
  • Describe the technology in relation to the benefits it brings to the service providers (300 words max)
  • Describe how this product will prove most impactful towards 5G development (300 words max)
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Best Network Virtualisation Initiative (Vendor)

This award recognises the most innovative network virtualisation software. The judges will look for examples of how the technology has been used, what benefits has it brought to the service provider in terms of operating faster and in a more cost effective and creative way. This award category accepts entries from solution providers only.

Please respond to the following questions:

  • Name of the entry
  • An outline of the technology (100 words max)
  • Description of the technology and what constitutes it ground-breaking (300 words max)
  • Describe the technology in relation to the benefits it brings to the service providers (300 words max)
  • Describe how this product will prove most impactful towards 5G development (300 words max)
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Best Network Slicing Trial or Demonstration (Vendor)

This award recognises the most impressive network slicing trial or demonstration. The judges will look for a practical explanation of why this project is unique, the technology used, the opportunity for scale and the project’s contribution to 5G advancement. Entries to this category are open to service providers and solution providers who supported a service provider with their network slicing initiative.

Please respond to the following questions:

  • Name of the entry
  • An outline of the entry  (100 words max)
  • Description of the technology used and what constitutes the initiative ground-breaking (300 words max)
  • Expected impact of the initiative to the industry and opportunity for scale (300 words max)
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Best Test & Measurement Technology (Vendor)

This award recognises the best test & measurement technology. The judges will look for examples of how the solution supports the 5G networks, devices, services and business models as well as network slices. This award category accepts entries from solution providers only.

Please respond to the following questions:

  • Name of the entry
  • Summarise the entry (100 words max)
  • Description of the technology and what constitutes it ground-breaking (300 words max)
  • How has the impact of the initiative been measured and what have the results been? (300 words max)
  • Describe the technology in relation to the benefits it brings to the service providers (300 words max)
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