The Ultimate Badge of Excellence!
For over a decade the SCF Small Cell Awards has been recognizing the very best deployments, innovations, and new uses case for small cells in our industry. And after a year in which the world has been faced with a pandemic, we have even more cause to celebrate and congratulate those businesses that have excelled over the past 12 months.
Independently judged by leading analysts and journalists and organized by Small Cell Forum, the SCF Small Cell Awards are upheld as the Oscars of the small cell industry.
The awards recognize both technical innovation and commercial success, and the integrity and objectivity of the judging process means they are a genuine help for operators making buying decisions. They are open to the whole industry (not just SCF members) and will be celebrated at the virtual ceremony at the end of Small Cells World Summit 2021.
Previous winners include: Nokia, SK Telecom, Digital Colony, Qualcomm, Airspan, Parallel Wireless, BT Wholesale.
Closing date for submissions: 19 March
This year the ceremony will take place virtually, at the end of Small Cells World Summit 2021, on May 13. Those making an entry will be asked to submit a short two-minute video to accompany the submission which should demonstrate their entry.
The shortlist will be announced at the beginning of SCWS on 11 May, and shortlisted videos will be hosted as part of the summit for delegates to view. The winners will have their videos played live during the ceremony.
Each entry submitted will receive two free delegate passes for Small Cells World Summit 2021 and the virtual SCF Small Cell Awards Ceremony.
We are delighted to be hosting a short analyst panel session at the beginning of the ceremony, where our judges will discuss industry trends and topics from the conference. And don’t forget, even though it’s virtual, you’ll still need your tuxedos and cocktail dresses for what promises to be a fantastic celebration of our industry!
Our industry is changing rapidly. Small cells used to be all about indoor coverage, but today small cells are finding vital roles in every aspect of network design, not least to provide capacity for incoming 5G. They will be the enablers of IoT innovations and 5G businesses cases globally, and they are bringing connectivity to rural and remote scenarios. To reflect the changing nature of, and technology within, the industry, the award categories now include topics such as 5G migration, SON and Orchestration, and RAN.
Please click on the category name to view the description.