Open to:
This category is open to all network equipment providers, OEMs, system integrators and software companies.

This category will be assessed by our independent panel of judges.


About this category:
This award will go to the vendor that has developed a truly innovative technology (including software) used in carrier networks. The winner must be able to demonstrate that the innovation represents its own work – or that it developed it as part of a consortium – rather than repackaging technology developed by a third party.

There is no time limit on the development of the technology, but it must have been commercially deployed in the 1 November 2015-30 April 2018 timeframe.



Your entry


INTRODUCTION (tell us what it is in <50 words)

Tell us the name of your technology innovation.


SUMMARY (what you did and why <500 words)

When did you develop the technology?

What is it designed to do and why?

• What are its key capabilities?
• What market needs does it address?

Did you work with any partners on this development? Who?

What makes it innovative?

• How does it differ from similar alternatives (if any)?


RESULTS (show evidence <500 words)

When was it commercially deployed and with whom?

What measures of success can you demonstrate for this technology?

Please share some data on revenue-generation, cost savings, customer attraction and retention, financial and operational performance indicators.

Explain how the technology helps users/customers do business.



Provide up to three supporting testimonials to back up your claim that your entry is truly innovative.





Judges' tips:

The judges are looking for originality in technology development and deployment. The winner in this category will demonstrate that its entry is a game-changer in its particular field.


Last year's winner



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