Guidelines for GTI Awards 2021
These guidelines are to state the purpose and details of the awards, the process of application, and an approximate timeline for the award cycle. It is very important that you read through the guidelines carefully to ensure an eligible application.
The GTI Awards program aims to acknowledge achievements and success of industry players in 4G evolution and 5G development across a wide range of market segments.
In the year of 2020, GTI focused on 4G Evolution, 5G eMBB, 5G Enterprise Network Solutions (5G ENS) and Innovative Business and Services. Therefore, GTI Awards 2021 intends to recognize outstanding contributions in these areas and encourage the development of innovative products, solutions and applications that address challenges faced by GTI operators, and honorable contribution to the industry and the GTI.
Categories, Eligibility and Criteria
GTI Awards 2021 has four categories: Innovative Breakthrough in Mobile Technology Award, Innovative Mobile Service and Application Award, Market Development Award and Honorary Award.
- Category 1: Innovative Breakthrough in Mobile Technology Award (For GTI Partner Forum members)
This award is for vendors providing network infrastructure, devices, chipsets, modules, and test systems supporting 4G evolution, 5G commercialization and 5G ENS. To be eligible for this award, products must have been commercially launched, or will be launched or unveiled specifically before or at the GTI Summit on Feb. 23rd, 2021 in Shanghai, China.
Innovative Breakthrough in Mobile Technology Award entries are judged on aspects including the extent of meeting GTI operators' needs, innovativeness, advantages, market potential, sustainability, impacts on and leverage of technology.
- Category 2: Innovative Mobile Service and Application Award (For GTI Operators and Partner Forum members)
This award is for operators and vendors providing innovative mobile services, applications and solutions enabled by 4G evolution, 5G commercialization and 5G ENS technologies for consumers and verticals. To be eligible for this award, services and applications must have been implemented in trial or commercially launched before or at the GTI Summit on Feb. 23rd, 2021 in Shanghai, China.
Innovative Mobile Service and Application Award entries are judged on aspects including innovativeness, advantages, maturity of business model, and its sustainability and potentiality.
- Category 3: Market Development Award (For GTI operators and Partner Forum members)
Market Development Award is for operators and vendors that make outstanding contributions to 4G evolution, 5G commercialization and 5G ENS. Only GTI operators and GTI Partner Forum members are eligible for this award. Deadline for approved membership status is set to 31st December, 2020.
Market Development Award entries are judged on aspects including, contribution to the establishment of 4G/5G ecosystem, promotion of 4G/5G adoption, leverage of trial or commercial network.
- Category 4: Honorary Award (For GTI operators and Partner Forum members)
GTI Honorary Award is for the individuals, groups and companies whose technical or marketing efforts have brought significant credit to the industry and the GTI. Only GTI operators and GTI Partner Forum members are eligible for this award. Deadline for approved membership status is set to 31st December, 2020.
GTI Honorary Award entries acknowledge the company, group or individual who has made significant contribution and held a major leadership role in 4G evolution, 5G commercialization and 5G ENS, marketing promotion and the GTI work in 2020 either regionally or globally.
Process of Application and Timelines
GTI Awards program has an open application process:
1. GTI Secretariat announces that the GTI Awards 2021 is open for application.
2. Applicants complete the application form, and return it to the GTI Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the deadline: 14th Dec., 2020. Other supporting materials may also be attached with the application form.
3. GTI Secretariat assesses the applications based on the criteria and makes a recommendation report to GTI Steering Committee for approval.
4. GTI Awards will be presented in February, 2021.
For detailed description of the criteria, please click here to download the GTI Awards 2021 Application Form for Category 1, 2, 3, 4, and submit it to GTI Secretariat email@example.com.
Click here to review GTI Awards 2020.