Rebrands Prestigious Industry Awards as the “Global Telecoms Awards”, Expands Programme with Addition of New Awards

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A comprehensive list of over 20 categories to laud the best of the best across the global telecoms industry. The winners to be unveiled at a gala dinner in London on 2 November is delighted to announce that the Global Telecoms Awards 2016 are open for entry. The awards, which have been rebranded to reflect the increasingly international nature of the submitted entries, shine a spotlight on the industry’s most innovative companies and include over 20 awards categories. Entries for the 2016 awards will be accepted through Monday, 15 August 2016, with the winners announced on the 2 November 2016 at the Tower Hotel in London.

“Our industry awards are evolving to reflect the rapidly changing face of the global telecoms industry. We continue to provide an unrivalled platform to recognise industry excellence and beyond rebranding the Global Telecoms Awards, we are planning many other exciting developments for the 2016 edition of the programme,” said Tim Banham, Publisher at “Now in their 4th year, the awards will again showcase the most significant innovations in the global telecoms industry, from the best IoT Networking Initiative to Operator of the Year, and we look forward to celebrating the wealth of talent and creativity this exciting industry has to offer.”

The 2016 Global Telecoms Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  •     Advancing the Road to 5G
  •     Best Digital Transformation Project
  •     Best Operator Marketing Campaign
  •     Best Sustainability Project
  •     BSS Transformation Excellence
  •     Cloud Innovation of the Year
  •     Connecting the Unconnected
  •     Customer Experience Excellence
  •     Digital Content Services of the Year
  •     Fixed Network Evolution
  •     Ground-breaking NFV Initiative
  •     Harnessing the IoT Opportunity
  •     Innovative Use of Spectrum
  •     IoT Networking Initiative of the Year
  •     Outstanding Contribution to Standards Development
  •     Pushing the Mobile Limits
  •     Most Disruptive Pricing Strategy
  •     OSS innovation
  •     Security Solution of the Year
  •     Services to Telecoms
  •     Small Cell Excellence
  •     Operator of the Year

Information for Entering the Global Telecoms Awards

The Global Telecoms Awards 2016 are open to any company with interests in the telecommunications industry in any part of the world and may be entered online; a full list of categories, award criteria and deadlines can be found at

The awards will be judged by independent experts, analysts and mobile operator representatives including AT&T and EE.

Entries for the Global Telecoms Awards close on Monday, 15 August 2016 and will announce the shortlist of nominations for each category by early September 2016.

2016 Global Telecoms Award Sponsors is delighted to announce that Huawei is the headline sponsor for the 2016 Global Telecoms Awards. For information on further sponsorship opportunities including category sponsorship, please contact at

For further information on the Global Telecoms Awards 2016, please contact at support(at)telecoms(dot)com. For more information, please visit


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Sophie Egan
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Tim Banham
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