SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --4G World 2012 Conference and Expo, the only conference and expo covering the entire ecosystem of next-generation 4G mobile broadband technologies, today opened the call for entries for its annual Best of 4G Awards program. The Best of 4G Awards will recognize those that are driving innovation and the adoption of 4G mobile broadband. Winners will be announced at the annual 4G World conference being held from October 29 to November 1, 2012 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
The Best of 4G Awards program includes a wide range of categories and is open to all members of the mobile ecosystem (including those not attending, supporting or participating in the 4G World Conference and Expo). An independent panel of judges, comprised of the industry's leading analysts and academics, will review all submissions and select finalists and winners.
Award categories for this year's Best of 4G Awards include:
- Mobile Broadband Technology Innovation
- RAN and Small Cell Technology Product
- 4G Smartphone and Tablet Product Innovation
- 4G Deployment (2012) by an Operator
- 4G Innovation by an Operator
- User Experience and Policy Management Solution
- Mobile Cloud Enabler
- Mobile Backhaul and Core Network Innovation
- Impactful M2M Application or Solution
- Solution for Spectrum Optimization
- Best 'Connected Life' Application or Solution
- Mobile Innovation by a Start-up
A product, service or solution may be submitted in multiple categories, with one entry per applicable category. The submission fee for each award entry is US$195. For more information on the Best of 4G Awards program, including details on award categories and links to the online submission form, visit http://www.4gworld.com/chicago/events/best-of-4g.php.
The call for entries closes on September 7, 2012. Finalists will be announced on September 25, 2012. Winners will be announced at the 4G World 2012 Awards Reception being held at the 4G World Conference and Expo on Monday, October 29, 2012.
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