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FULL AWARDS CATEGORY CRITERIA


1. Best Fixed Access Solution
1. Best Fixed Access Solution

This award recognises vendors whose solution has spurred development in fixed access and improved end user experience.

The judges will consider the following when evaluating entries for this category:

  • Affordability of solution
  • Management tools
  • Quality
  • Reliability
  • Speed

Entry Information

  • Name of company & solution being nominated
  • What is the challenge that the solution addresses?
  • How has the solution improved broadband access?
  • How have you measured impact of service? What are the results?
2. Best Secured Network Initiative
2. Best Secured Network Initiative

This award recognises a solution or initiative for improving network security, covering aspects such as data protection, cloud security, DDoS or other threats.

The judges will consider the following when evaluating entries for this category:

  • Costs
  • Commitment to customer
  • Management tools
  • R&D Roadmap
  • Technology & innovation

Entry Information

  • Name of company & initiative/solution being nominated
  • What is the challenge that the solution addresses?
  • How have you measured impact of service? What are the results?
  • What is the future technology roadmap?

3. Best FMC Network Solution
3. Best FMC Network Solution

This award recognises a solution or initiative that uses the convergence of FBB and MBB networks to improve network resource utilization and reduce network construction cost. 

The judges will consider the following when evaluating entries for this category:

  • Commitment to customer
  • Management tools
  • Quality
  • Commitment to network transformation
  • R&D roadmap
  • Long-term reliability

Entry Information

  • Name of company & solution / initiative being nominated
  • Describe the solution / initiative in 2 sentences - what should we know?
  • How did the rollout avoid any operational based challenges?
  • How have you measured impact of service? What are the results?
4. Best Enterprise Private Line Solution
4. Best Enterprise Private Line Solution

This award recognises an innovative solution or initiative to reuse a smart fibre access network beyond the home to support enterprises, smart cities, or wireless backhaul.

The judges will consider the following when evaluating entries for this category:

  • Technology & innovation
  • Quality
  • Commitment to network transformation
  • R&D roadmap
  • Long-term reliability

Entry Information

  • Name of company & solution being nominated
  • Describe the solution in 2 sentences - what should we know?
  • How did the solution make efficient use of the network?
  • How have you measured impact of service? What are the results?

5. Multi-Gigabit Service Delivery Award
5. Multi-Gigabit Service Delivery Award

This award Recognises solutions and initiatives that improve economics for operators building new or modernizing existing fibre networks to support the communities they serve. Examples would include network management solutions, combo PON services and advances with optical distribution networks.

The judges will consider the following when evaluating entries for this category:

  • Commitment to customer
  • Technology & innovation
  • Quality
  • Commitment to network transformation
  • R&D roadmap
  • Long-term reliability

Entry Information

  • Name of company & solution / initiative being nominated
  • Describe the solution / initiative in 2 sentences - what should we know?
  • How did the rollout impact network service delivery?
  • How have you measured impact of service? What are the results?
6. Best Home WIFI Solution Award
6. Best Home WIFI Solution Award

This award recognises the company that has improved the home broadband experience through an innovative solution for connecting, extending and managing WIFI networks in the home.

The judges will consider the following when evaluating entries for this category:

  • Commitment to customer
  • Technology & innovation
  • Pricing & cost approach
  • Management tools

Entry Information

  • Name of company & technology being nominated
  • Outline issues that the solution addresses or how it can improve in-home connectivity?
  • How has the service/product delivered a better in-home experience?
  • How have you measured impact of service? What are the results?

7. Best Connected Home Strategy Award
7. Best Connected Home Strategy Award

This award recognises a company providing a device or strategy that adopts effective in-home connectivity to enhance application functionality. 

The judges will consider the following when evaluating entries for this category:

  • Commitment to customer
  • Technology & innovation
  • Pricing & cost approach
  • Interoperability with the home network, and management of the device

Entry Information

  • Name of company & technology being nominated
  • Outline issues that the solution addresses or how it can improve in-home connectivity?
  • How has the service/product delivered a better in-home experience?
  • How have you measured impact of the device? What are the results?
8. Best In-Home Customer Experience Award
8. Best In-Home Customer Experience Award

This award recognises an in-home experience delivering superior user interfaces and connectivity management to facilitate added value to consumer experience.

The judges will consider the following when evaluating entries for this category:

  • Commitment to customer, and customer feedback
  • Technology & innovation
  • Pricing & cost approach
  • Management tools

Entry Information

  • Name of company & technology being nominated
  • Outline issues that the solution addresses or how it can improve in-home connectivity?
  • How has the service/product delivered a better in-home experience?
  • How have you measured impact of service? What are the results?

9. Best Network Intelligence Award
9. Best Network Intelligence Award

This award recognises progress in the field of automating networks and the use of artificial intelligence.

The judges will consider the following when evaluating entries for this category:

  • Data analytics and machine learning for network performance
  • Efficiency
  • Innovative approach
  • Management tools
  • Reliability

Entry Information

  • Name of company & initiative being nominated
  • What is the challenge that the solution addresses?
  • How has the solution improved network performance?
  • From the lessons learnt, how will this initiative address future challenges?
10. Best New Gamechanger/Innovation Award
10. Best New Gamechanger/Innovation Award

This award recognizes the product, solution or application that has shaken up the industry and is making headlines in the right way.

The judges will consider the following when evaluating entries for this category:

  • Commitment to customer support
  • Innovation to support solution-facing challenge
  • Long-term viability
  • Pricing and cost approach
  • R&D Roadmap

Entry Information

  • Name of company and solution/application/product being nominated
  • Please provide a short description of how the subject being nominated is 'game-changing'? How is it changing up existing practises/applications?
  • What are the next steps or roll-out plans?
  • How are you planning to measure success?

11. Best Operator Service for Consumer Or Business
11. Best Operator Service for Consumer Or Business

This award, open only to operators recognises a network service, either for residential or business that has gone above and beyond to deliver beyond parameters and create unparalleled touchpoints for superior experience. 

The judges will consider the following when evaluating entries for this category:

  • The scope and depth of the service
  • The benefits to the consumer or business in terms of quality of service and customer experience
  • Long-term strategy for the service, how it will go on to provide additional value?

Entry Information

  • Name of company being nominated
  • Please provide a short description of the service being nominated. Please describe whether it is for consumer or business, and scale of the service.
  • How have you measured impact of service? What are the results?
  • What are the next steps or roll-out plans?
12. Best Customer Experience Award
12. Best Customer Experience Award

This award recognises a company in the industry that has gone above and beyond to deliver a truly unique customer service combining technology, user interfaces and innovative delivery platforms that is in line with customer expectations.

The judges will consider the following when evaluating entries for this category:

  • Commitment to customer, and customer feedback
  • Technology & innovation
  • Pricing & cost approach
  • Management tools

Entry Information

  • Name of company & technology being nominated
  • Outline issues that the solution addresses or how it can improve in-home connectivity?
  • How has the service/product delivered a better in-home experience?
  • How have you measured impact of service? What are the results?

13. Award for Biggest Broadband Social Impact
13. Award for Biggest Broadband Social Impact

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

The judges will consider the following when evaluating entries for this category:

  • Commitment to customer
  • Dedication to network transformation
  • Long term viability

Entry Information

  • Name of company and project being nominated
  • What was the challenge, what was the concept and what were the objectives?
  • Describe the outcome of this project - how did you measure social impact and what were the successful insights?
  • What was the local response to the project?
14. People’s Choice Award (Free To Enter)
14. People’s Choice Award (Free To Enter)

This award recognizes an individual that has gone over and beyond in successful endeavours in whatever niche of the broadband field they work in.

An opportunity for the BBWF community to vote for their champion, more details of the nominees coming soon.