About the Awards

This is your opportunity to be recognized as a prominent industry innovator by key executives from top service providers, influential industry analysts and the editors of the world’s leading communications and entertainment technology magazine.

Pipeline’s Innovation Awards program offers extensive opportunities for promotion and visibility, multiple levels of recognition, and ten categories to choose from - which means contestants have even more chances to win.

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Award Categories

Nominations are open for the following ten categories. Don’t miss your chance to nominate your company, partners, or customers. The more categories you enter the more chances you have win the coveted Innovation Award trophy!

This year’s Innovation Awards categories are:

Most Innovative Operator

Recognizing the most innovative provider of communications and entertainment services. This category is reserved exclusively for service providers, carriers, and network operators.

Most Innovative Technology Provider

Recognizing the most innovative provider of technology solutions that help create, deliver, and manage communications and entertainment services and the related infrastructure and operations.

Innovations in
Operational Support Systems

Recognizing the most innovative new product, release or feature in a current or planned Operational Support System (OSS) product.

Innovations in
Business Support Systems

Recognizing the most innovative new product, release or feature in a current or planned Business Support System (BSS) product.

Innovations in
Connected Devices

Recognizing innovations in the connected end-user devices and enablers of the “Internet of Things” (IoT) and the management of devices that compose the digital lifestyle such as cars, homes, wearables, media gateways, set-top boxes and more.

Innovations in
Network Technology

Recognizing network innovation and advancements in cloud, virtual, fixed, mobile, cable, undersea, and satellite network technologies, including innovations that address network management, speed, security, capacity, coverage, reliability, and more.

Innovations in
Customer Experience

Recognizing an innovations that improve or enhance the end-customer experience of communications and entertainment services.

Innovations in
Big Data & Analytics

Recognizing innovations in the collection, storage, management, and analysis of Big Data and business intelligence solutions.

Innovations in
Security & Assurance

Recognizes innovations that protects service providers operations, revenues, and business from error, fraud, and malicious attack.

Innovations in Managed Services

Recognizing innovative technology solutions in the IT managed services domain that enable increased business value and alignment between the IT and business functions.

Editor’s Choice

(included at no additional cost with each nomination) One contestant from all of the categories will be selected by Pipeline as the company it feels best embodies innovation.

Award Sponsors

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