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Broadband Awards 2018

The most prestigious recognition of excellence in the broadband marketplace. This year, the awards will return to the Meistersaal, Berlin on Wednesday 24 October 2018.

ABOUT THE AWARDS


The annual Broadband Awards are regarded as the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the industry. 2018 Categories have been designed to showcase innovation in network technology, fresh products or business models, as well as those delivering Broadband for social good.

If your organisation has excelled in any of our categories then you will have the change to nominate, sponsor a category, or purchase your ticket to join us for an elegant evening at Berlin’s admired venue, Meistersaal, on Wednesday 24 October. Guests will enjoy a luxurious three-course meal, glass of champagne and entertainment!

The Meistersaal is Europe’s largest recording studio and the oldest remaining building after the WWII. You can share a night with your peers in the same halls that stars like David Bowie, U2, Iggy Pop and Depeche Mode frequented during their early career! 

Awards Categories 2018

Category 1: Best Fixed Access Solution

This award recognises vendors whose solution has spurred development in fixed access and improved end user experience. Judges will consider speed, reliability, quality and affordability of the solution. The award will celebrate a leading provider in fixed access technology who is making a real contribution to the industry.

Category 2: Best Wireless Broadband Solution

This award recognises vendors whose solution has improved wireless broadband offerings and improved end user experience. Judges will consider speed, reliability, quality and affordability of the solution. The award will celebrate a leading provider in wireless technology who is making a real contribution to the industry.

Category 3: Best 5G Fixed Wireless Network Initiative

This award is for the best 5G fixed wireless solution that uses next generation mobile technology to bolster and increase the reach of fixed networks.


Category 4: Achievement in Network Convergence

This award celebrates the organisation that has made significant and admirable progress in network convergence, whether it be through combining fibre, wireless, enhanced copper, or cable to improve reliability, reduce cost and improve customer satisfaction.

Category 5: Best Consumer Service Based on G.Fast

This award is for the best consumer service based on GFast technology. The judges will look for improved connectivity, availability of new services to customers and impact to local area.

Category 6: Best Consumer Service Based on DOCSIS 3.1

This award is for the best consumer service based on DOCSIS3.1 technology The judges will look for improved connectivity, availability of new services to customers and impact to local area.

Category 7: Best Consumer Service Based on next-generation PON

This award is for the best consumer service based on NGPON technology. The judges will look for improved connectivity, availability of new services to customers and impact to local area.

Category 8: AI and Automation Award

This award recognizes progress in the fields of AI and automating networks. The judges will look for an innovative approach to automation, data analytics & machine learning which contribute to improved network performance, reliability and efficiency.

Category 9: Broadband Delivering Social Impact

This award is for an organisation that has gone above and beyond to deliver Broadband to less connected areas to drive development & entrepreneurship. The initiative which delivers the most impact in terms of accessibility and affordability.

Category 10: Best Home Wi-Fi Solution

This award is for the company that has improved the home broadband experience through an innovative solution for connecting, extending and managing wi-fi networks in the home.

Category 11: NFV/SDN Deployment Award

This award is for an organisation that has shown outstanding achievement in virtualization deployment. Entries must be able to demonstrate a forward-thinking project or implementation, as well as quantifiable results that prove improved service/reduced opex, etc.

Category 12: Network Security Award

This award recognises a solution or initiative for improving network security. This could include data protection, cloud security, DDoS or other threats.

2017 WINNERS

Achievement in Fixed-Mobile Convergence

WINNER: Huawei

Best Consumer Facing OTT Service (TV/Media/Bundles)

WINNER: Turkcell

Broadband Delivering Social Impact

WINNER: nbn Austalia

Best Smart Home Network

WINNER: Deutsche Telekom & Huawei

Achievement in Network Virtualization

WINNER: Nokia

Customer Choice Award

WINNER: Reykjavik Fibre Network

Best consumer 1Gbps service based on G.Fast or DOCSIS 3.1

WINNER: TDC & Huawei

Best consumer 10Gbps service based on next-generation PON

WINNER: Nokia & SKB South Korea

Best Fixed Access Solution

WINNER: Adtran

Best Wireless Broadband Solution

WINNER: EPAM & Liberty Global

Best Smart City Collaboration

WINNER: Ooredoo

NEW: PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

WINNER: Erling Gudmundsson, Reykjavik Fibre Network

BROADBAND AWARDS 2017 HIGHLIGHTS


12 Awards presented for a variety of ground-breaking initiatives! Congratulations to all winners and finalists!