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Submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 PTC Innovation Awards, which recognizes the individuals and companies that have transformed and continue to transform the ICT industry and the markets PTC serves.

AWARDS CATEGORIES

Best Network-Enabled Application/Service Innovation

Recognizing the most outstanding innovation in network-enabled applications or services.  This category might include video sharing sites or social media or cybersecurity anomaly detection based on network data analysis.

Best Networking Innovation

Recognizing the most outstanding innovation in overall networking, including any innovation that doesn’t fall cleanly into any of the other categories, such as solar-powered Internet drones.

Best Network-Enabled Emerging Technologies Innovation

Recognizing the most outstanding innovation in emerging technologies, e.g., IoT, blockchain, cybersecurity, components, AI/big data/analytics, or quantum Internet.

Best Quality of Life Improvment

Recognizing the company or entity that has successfully launched a telecommunications product or network-centric ICT application that has had the most outstanding impact on improving the quality of life for people in the Pacific Rim.

Best Satellite Innovation

Recognizing the most outstanding innovation in satellite-based communications, e.g., new business models, LEO, MEO, GEO, optical satellites, or launch vehicles and maintenance strategies.

Best Cloud/Datacenter/
Interconnection Innovation

Recognizing the most outstanding innovation in cloud or enterprise datacenters and interconnection.  Examples might include datacenters powered by ocean currents or software-defined interconnection fabrics.

Best Mobile Innovation

Recognizing the most outstanding innovation in mobility, e.g., new business or pricing models, 5G, distributed antenna systems, or smart cities.

Best Network Intelligence Innovation

Recognizing the most outstanding innovation in network intelligence, e.g., SD-WAN, “smart data” performance analysis and fault detection, or bandwidth autoscaling driven by cloud orchestration.

Best Subsea Innovation

 Recognizing the most outstanding innovation in subsea networking, including new business models, new routes, optoelectronics, or landing station design.

Submission Deadline: 2 November 2018

Eligible Entities: PTC Members and non-members – Individuals, teams, corporations, non-profits, regulatory, and standards bodies.

Eligibility Timeframe: The product, service, application, standard, or other innovation being submitted for an award, must have been introduced between 1 November 2017 and 31 October 2018.

Please click here to see a complete list of award categories, descriptions, and eligibility requirements.

Innovation Awards recipients will be announced on Tuesday, 22 January 2019, at the PTC Innovation Awards Gala.

For additional questions, contact awards@ptc.org.

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