The inaugural 5G MENA Awards, taking place on May 10 at the Conrad, Dubai, will provide the opportunity to celebrate the growth and innovation within the region's market. The very first 5G & LTE MENA Awards 2016 is an opportunity to praise, recognize and endorse the best in the industry - those leading the way in 5G research, product development and network architecture.
The awards are independently judged by an expert panel of impartial industry analysts, who score each submission on the criteria set for each category. The top-scoring entries are shortlisted for the event, with the winner being announced live at the Awards ceremony. The deadline for entries is March 28, 2016.
The 2016 panel of judges includes: Toni Eid, CEO, Trace Media International; Karim Taga, Managing Partner, Arthur D. Little; Faisal Hakki, General Manager, Arab Advisors; Michael Fritsch, Management Consultant, Technology and Communications; and lastly Alberto Diez, Principal Consultant, Mobile Plots.
Categories are as follows:
- - Best 5G Innovator (Vendors)
- - Best 5G Chipset
- - Fastest LTE Network (Vendors)
- - Fastest LTE Network (Operators)
- - Best Innovation in HetNet Development
- - SDN NFV innovation of the year
- - Best LTE Application or Service (Operators)
- - Best LTE Test Measurement Solution