Categories for public entry

  1. Excellence in Commercial Deployment (Urban)
  2. Excellence in Commercial Deployment (Enterprise)
  3. Excellence in Commercial Deployment of a Dense HetNet
  4. Excellence in Commercial Deployment of Rural/Remote Small Cells
  5. HetNet Management Software and Services
  6. Commercial Small Cell Network Design and Technology
  7. Commercial Small Cell Backhaul Design and Technology
  8. Outstanding Innovation in Small Cell Technology or Architecture
  9. Outstanding Innovation in Small Cell Business Case
  10. Social Impact – Promoting Small Cells for Social/Economic/Environmental Development

Special categories

  1. Judges’ Choice
  2. Individual Contribution to Small Cell Forum Activities (judged by Small Cell Forum Group Chairs)
  3. Chair’s Award (awarded by Small Cell Forum Chair)

For more information on what our judges are looking for in each category, read our category descriptions »

Award winners 2016

  • Excellence in commercial deployment (Residential)


    Nokia, T-Mobile & Qualcomm T-Mobile 4G LTE CellSpot

  • Excellence in commercial deployment (Enterprise)


    SpiderCloud Wireless US national small cell rollout

  • Excellence in commercial deployment (Urban)


    Parallel Wireless & M1 Delivering seamless mobility and high throughput to public transit riders with M1 and Parallel Wireless in-vehicle HetNet Technology

  • Excellence in commercial deployment (Rural & Remote)


    Parallel Wireless Parallel Wireless meets the FirstNet Vision at Super Bowl 50

  • HetNet management software and services


    Jio & AirHop Communications JioSON powered by eSON from Jio and AirHop Communications

  • Small cell access point design and technology


    Nokia World’s first small cells to deliver more than 1Gbps peak data rates

  • Small cell network element design and technology


    SoftBank World’s number one fastest satellite LTE system

  • Small cell backhaul design and technology


    Vodafone & Huawei Innovative 60GHz solution for small cell outdoor deployment

  • Small cell technology or business case innovation


    CommScope Cell virtualization with OneCell C-RAN small cells

  • Social impact


    Vodafone Foundation ‘Connecting for good’ with Vodafone Instant Network

  • Judges’ choice


    ip.access The Viper Platform

  • Chair’s award

    Mike Cronin


    For his significant contribution to the work of the Interoperability Group

  • Individual contribution to Small Cell Forum activities

    Neil Piercy


    For his work supporting NET aspect of virtualization

  • Outstanding contribution

    Nick Johnson


    In recognition of his long term leadership of the RPH Working Group

    Lisa Garza


    In recognition of her long term leadership of the Marketing Working Group

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