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Has your organisation demonstrated particular strengths or innovation in SON deployment? As operators strive to streamline their networks, the SON World Awards 2017 offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate greatness in deployment and operational impact.

Submit your entry for your chosen category

About the Awards

Entry Fees

You will need to purchase a delegate pass in order to enter and attend the awards and ensure that you can receive the award if you are a winner.

Please note that entries are £399 + VAT.  Payment must be made before your entry will be submitted to the judges.

All entries must be received by Monday 25th September 17:00 GMT. 

2017 Judges


How the winners will be selected

Each category is independently judged by our neutral panel of industry analysts and specialists. Each application will be scored based on the set criteria, with the top scoring applicants shortlisted prior to the event.

Shortlisted candidates will be announced by 2nd of October and the winners for each category will be revealed at the SON Awards, taking place on 17th of October in London.

Congratulations to our 2016 winner

We’re thrilled to announce that our 2016 winner for the Most Successful Deployment of SON is the Vivo & Cellwize Partnership During the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Cellwize has award winning performance at the Rio Olympic Games, receiving “Most Successful Deployment of SON” at the international SON World event. Cellwize’s continuous network optimization provided always-on connectivity, smooth video streaming and superior data and voice experience for over 1,000,000 spectators and participants by performing over 300,000 provisioning changes in the mobile network with a near real time granularity. Cellwize’s closed-loop solution allocates and diverts network resources quickly, exactly when and where they are needed most. The enhanced mass event technology was already successfully deployed at popular sporting and music events, which took place in the iconic Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro which holds over 75,000 spectators.