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The 2019 categories...

Best 5G Commercial Launch

This award recognises the most impressive commercial launch of a 5G network, enabling new capabilities and services. This award category accepts entries from mobile operators.

Best 5G Network Development in Europe

This award recognises the best 5G network development project in Europe, contributing to the region’s global competitiveness and innovation. This award category accepts entries from mobile operators and solution providers.

Most Innovative 5G trial

This award recognises the most innovative global 5G trial, promoting the use of the technology in a specific industry vertical (e.g. automotive, healthcare, manufacturing, etc). This award category accepts entries from mobile operators, vendors, industry verticals or other industry players who have been part of a world-leading 5G trial.

Best Deployment of LTE Advanced Pro

The award recognises the best adoption of LTE A-Pro that bridges the gap with 5G. This award category accepts entries from mobile operators or vendors who have supported the operator during the deployment.

Best Network Automation Technology

The award recognises the best network automation project that has delivered measurable rewards for the operator using advanced automation solutions. This award category accepts entries from mobile operators or vendors.

Best 5G Core Network Technology

The award recognises the best core network solution that is enabling network transformation or a new service for the operator with guaranteed QoE. This award category accepts entries from solution providers.

Best Telco Digital Transformation Project

This award recognises the best process-driven telco digital transformation, implemented to turn the organisation into a digital Operator fit for the future; this can be cultural or organisational transformation. This award category accepts entries from mobile operators.

Telecom Service Innovation

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.

Best Network Security Technology

This award recognises an innovative network security solution provider showcasing how they are providing cutting edge security services and preparing their telco customers for the 5G security threats.

Best Service Assurance Technology

This award recognises an innovative service assurance solution provider showcasing innovative technologies that deliver critical visibility into the mobile operators’ increasingly disrupted architectures.

Revolutionary Network Densification Initiative

This award recognises a cutting-edge network densification initiative led by either a mobile operator or a solution provider, able to showcase how they are preparing for the faster speeds and higher connectivity needs. This award category accepts entries from mobile operators and solution providers.

Best Edge Computing Technology

This award recognises a leading edge computing solution which enables the transition to a 5G network or new service delivery. The solution can be physical infrastructure, software or site management services.

Leading Contribution to Network Slicing

Leading Contribution to Network Slicing Awards Entry

This award recognises a solution provider showcasing a world-leading network slicing solution that contributes to services improvements from the operator.

5G World Awards 2019 Entry guide & FAQs