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The NGON & DCI Awards give recognition to the achievements made by operators, data centres and solution providers in the optical networking industry.

This is a great chance for you to celebrate the year gone by in optical networking and data centre interconnect advancements. Nominations close on Friday 19 April.

Awards Categories 2019

Best Data Centre Connect Vendor

This award will recognize the company who has provided the most effective DCI optical product.

Best Optical Component Vendor

This award will recognize the best optical component provider.

Best All Rounder

This award will recognize the efforts of the vendor that has provided the best all-round support and integration of solution.

Best New Gamechanger or Innovation

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

Best Global Optical Service Provider

This award will recognize the carrier that has provided the most effective optical networking.

Best Data Centre Operator

This award will recognize the best operator of data centre services to meet customer needs.

Best Forward Thinker

This award will recognize the telco operator that has taken steps to prep network services to meet new demands.

People’s Choice Award

This award will recognize an individual that has gone over and beyond in successful endeavours in whatever niche of the optical networks field they work in.

What are the judges looking for?

Technology Innovation
Service & Support
Commitment To Customer
Management Tools
Cost Control
R&D Roadmap
Dedication To Network Transformation
Value Chain Cooperation
Long Term Viability
Openness To Change

Nomination Advice

Keep It Simple

The judges are sifting through many nominations so make sure that it is simple, to the point and articulates what you want the industry to know about. Stick to the text limit - word-heavy nominations will make readers switch off!

Tell A Story

Does your nomination take the judges on a journey to understand the focus of the entry? Does it explain the initial problem/challenge, and how it was overcome to illustrate the successes? The entry is not an ego boost, we need to know the reasons and experience behind the nomination. 

Big Or Small

No nomination is big or small. The judges will be looking for the impact piece and how it has truly transformed networks and operations and what the ramifications has been for customers and user interfaces - does your entry demonstrate this despite the project size?

Time Is Of The Essence

Don't wait until the last minute to submit your entry. Think about what why you want to submit it, use a fresh pair of eyes to look over to see if they get the essence of your nomination and use spell check before submitting. It is difficult to be coherent when your mind is on the clock.

Need To Know

It is difficult to choose the highlights of your entry. Be selective and think about the pieces of information that are crucial that truly enhances the nomination that you are submitting. The judges don't want to be drowned in information!

Enhance Your Entry

We have allowed supporting documentation to support your nomination. Use it to your advantage, whether it is a picture to highlight the content, a paper to support a solution or a graph to justify the results of a long project. Don't overload but make sure you are amplifying your entry.