Private and Hybrid (Public/Private) Networks Awards

Innovators and Leaders in Private Networks

Award Categories

5G and LTE Private Network

Private 5G/LTE Leader:

Top Private 5G/LTE Networks Vendor

Celebrating the vendor that exemplifies excellence in deploying and integrating private 5G and LTE technologies.

Neutral Host Leader:

Top Neutral Host Vendor

This award spotlights the leading vendor providing neutral host services in private networks facilitating shared network infrastructure, enhancing connectivity, and driving collaborative network solutions.

Rising Stars:

Top Private Network Startups of the Year

This category is for startups that are making a splash in the world of private networks. Have you developed a new technology or service that is changing the game? This is your platform.

Fortress of the Future:

Top Private Network Security Solution

Nominate your standout solutions that make private networks safer. Whether it's through data encryption, intrusion detection, or other security measures, this category is for innovations that set the bar in network security.

Manufacturing Excellence:

Top Manufacturing Use Case in Private Networks

Focus on use cases within the manufacturing sector that have benefited from private networks. This could include remote inspections, troubleshooting, predictive maintenance, or any other application that leverages private 5G/LTE/CBRS networks in manufacturing.

On the Move:

Top Transportation Solution in Public/Private Networks

Nominate projects that demonstrate how public or private 5G/LTE/CBRS networks are optimizing transportation systems, including connected vehicles, airports, sea ports, and railways.

HealthTech Pioneers:

Top Healthcare Innovations in Public/Private Networks

This category looks for use cases in healthcare that have leveraged public/private 5G/LTE/CBRS networks. This could include remote patient monitoring, remote diagnostics or smart hospital systems.

Game Changers:

Top Sports Use Cases in Public/Private Networks

This category seeks exciting use cases in the world of sports and gaming, leveraging public or private 5G/LTE/CBRS networks for applications like real-time analytics, augmented reality, or enhanced fan experiences.

Guardians of Safety:

Top Public Safety Innovation in Public/Private Networks

Highlight use cases in public safety where private 5G/LTE/CBRS or public networks have made a significant impact. Examples could include efficient communication for first responders, real-time video feeds or disaster recovery communications.

Pioneering EdTech:

Top Innovative Educational Networks

Showcase use cases in educational institutions that leverage public or private 5G/LTE/CBRS networks to improve learning outcomes or administrative efficiency. This could include interactive remote learning, AR/VR in classrooms, campus safety and security.


Top Energy-Efficient Use Cases in Public/Private Networks

Submit use cases that not only benefit sectors but also showcase how energy efficiency is achieved through smart networking solutions.

Award Judging Criteria

At TeckNexus, our commitment to recognizing and celebrating the best in private networks is unwavering. To ensure a fair, transparent, and consistent evaluation of all nominations, we adhere to a standardized scoring rubric. This rubric not only underpins the integrity of our award process but also guides participants in submitting their most compelling use cases.

No. Criteria Description
1 Title and Nomination Category Relevance to the category chosen. Clarity and brevity of the title.
2 Use Case Introduction Clarity in setting the context. Relevance to current industry trends.
3 Challenges/Objectives Articulation of the problem or challenge. Significance of the challenge to the industry.
4 Solution Implemented Innovativeness of the solution. Feasibility and practicality.
5 Technologies Used in the Solution Relevance of technologies chosen. Use of cutting-edge or pioneering technologies.
6 Supporting Evidence Validity and credibility of URLs and video content. Clarity and relevance of evidence to the use case.
7 Use Case Benefits Tangible benefits derived from the solution. Potential long-term impact and sustainability.
8 Industry Impact The potential for the use case to drive change or set a benchmark in the industry.
9 Technological Choice Justification for the selected technology. Relevance and efficacy for addressing the challenge.
10 Company’s Role & Partners Clear delineation of roles and contributions. Synergy between partners and effective collaboration.
11 Use Case Phases and Milestones Logical progression and achievements. Timelines and adherence to set milestones.
12 Use Case Status Current standing and future projections. Real-world applicability and implementation status.
13 Customer Endorsements Authenticity and credibility. Relevance to the use case and its impact.
14 Use Case Excerpt Succinctness and clarity. Ability to capture the essence of the use case.

Meet the Judges

Welcome to our esteemed panel of judges for the Private and Hybrid Networks Awards. This panel brings together a diverse group of professionals, each with a unique expertise in network technologies. Their collective insights and extensive experience will ensure the nominations are evaluated fairly and objectively.

Roy Chua

Roy Chua

Founder and Principal at AvidThink

Ravi Puvvala

Managing Director of Orkay Consulting

Muriel Medard

NEC Professor of Software Science and Engineering at MIT
Karin Loidl - Technology Advisor at Fraunhofer IIS

Karin Loidl

Technology Advisor at Fraunhofer IIS
Hema Kadia - TeckNexus CEO

Hema Kadia

Hema Kadia, CEO and Founder at TeckNexus
  1. Industry Expertise: All our judges possess significant experience in network technologies, including 5G, LTE, and both private and hybrid networks.
  2. Impartiality: Judges are chosen for their ability to evaluate entries without any conflicts of interest objectively.
  3. Commitment to Excellence: Each judge is dedicated to identifying and recognizing the most deserving innovations and breakthroughs in the field.
  1. Entries will be categorized and sent to judges based on their expertise.
  2. Judges will evaluate entries using a standardized scoring rubric, ensuring fairness and consistency.
  3. Feedback from our judges is integral to refining and improving future award ceremonies.

We sincerely thank our judges for dedicating their time and expertise to uphold the integrity and reputation of the Private and Hybrid Networks Awards. Their involvement guarantees that the best and the brightest in the industry are recognized and celebrated.

Award Timelines

Join us on this exhilarating journey to celebrate the most innovative use cases in the industry. Here’s a detailed timeline to help you stay aligned with the TeckNexus Industry Awards.

September 14 to October 31, 2023

Nomination Period

From September 14 to October 31, we’re opening our doors for the most private networks and public/private network use cases in the industry.

September 14 to October 31, 2023
October 31 to November 03, 2023

Nomination Review Period

As soon as the nominations are in, our team gets into action. Each nomination will undergo a thorough review within 1-3 days of its submission. The review period will culminate by November 03.

October 31 to November 03, 2023
November 06 to 17, 2023

Judging Period

Between November 06 to 17, our distinguished panel of judges will have the task of evaluating the nominations, setting the stage for the best in the industry.

November 06 to 17, 2023
Week of November 20th, 2023

Finalists Announcement

The week of November 20th promises to be electrifying as we announce the top contenders across all categories.

Week of November 20th, 2023
1st week of Dec 2023

Award Ceremony with 5G Magazine Special Edition Release

In the first week of December, we’ll be celebrating industry leaders via an online awards ceremony. We’ll also be unveiling our ‘Private Networks’ special edition of the 5G Magazine, which will spotlight the finalists and showcase detailed content and insights from their innovative use cases.  

1st week of Dec 2023

Why You Should Nominate: Unmissable Opportunities

Expand Your Reach

Global Exposure: Your innovation will be showcased to a worldwide audience of industry executives, decision-makers, policymakers, and professionals in the private networks domain through our 5G Magazine.

Email Campaign: Your innovation won't just sit on a webpage; it will land directly in the inboxes of industry professionals subscribed to TeckNexus' popular newsletter. This ensures you reach an audience that's already engaged and interested in the private networks space.

Social Media Shoutouts: Increase your brand's online visibility and engage with a targeted audience through posts and shares across TeckNexus' social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter. Our social media strategy aims to amplify your innovation by reaching out to those who matter most in your industry.

Build Credibility

Thought Leadership: Being featured in our publication positions your organization as a thought leader in the private networks space. It shows that your contributions and perspectives are shaping the industry.

Peer Review: Your nominations are judged by respected industry experts. Earning their endorsement serves as third-party validation for your solutions, lending extra credibility to your brand.

Customer Trust: Being leader in the category or shortlisted provides social proof, which can enhance your reputation among existing customers and attract new ones by signifying that your solution meets high industry standards.

Leverage Media Opportunities

Exclusive Features: Your innovation will be the focus of special articles, with the option for accompanying videos. This exclusive coverage allows you to elaborate on your solutions in a way that establishes your authority in the field.

Media Coverage: Winning in one or more categories or even just being shortlisted can attract attention from wider media outlets, offering you a chance to amplify your message beyond our platform.

Industry Recognition: Being featured in the 5G Magazine lends your organization an association with a trusted and respected industry voice, elevating your brand's status.

Optimize Business Operations

Investor Attraction: Being a leader in the category or being shortlisted can act as a validation of your technology and business model, making you more attractive to potential investors.

Sales and Lead Generation: Your feature in our publication can act as a lead magnet, driving interested parties to your solutions and potentially increasing sales.

Competitive Advantage: Recognition in one or more leader categories can set you apart from competitors, serving as a differentiator in the marketplace.

Enhance Your Marketing

Sponsored Content & Ad Space: Enjoy discounted rates for publishing sponsored articles and securing ad space either in the digital edition of 5G Magazine or on the TeckNexus website.

Promotional Variety: If you leader in the category, we will create custom graphics and content celebrating your achievement. You can use these exclusive assets in your marketing campaigns to amplify your brand's image and message.

SEO Benefits: The published content featuring your brand will be optimized for search engines, improving your online visibility and discoverability.

Terms & Conditions: The Small Print

By submitting an entry to through the nomination/submit form, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

  1. Ownership: All intellectual property rights related to your submission remain your property. By submitting, you grant TeckNexus the right to use, publish, and promote your use case for the purposes of this campaign.
  2. Confidentiality: If your submission contains confidential information, please clearly mark it as such. TeckNexus will take reasonable measures to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
  3. Data Usage: By participating, you agree that TeckNexus may use your company name, use case description, and other public information for promotional activities related to the campaign.
  4. Submission Deadline: All entries must be received by the announced submission deadline.
  5. Evaluation Criteria: Submissions will be evaluated based on the outlined Acceptance and Shortlist Criteria. Decisions by the judging panel are final.
  6. Publication: Winning and notable submissions will be featured in various promotional activities, including but not limited to, the 5G Magazine, social media channels, and TeckNexus’ s website.
  7. Amendments: TeckNexus reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions without prior notice. Any changes will be posted on the campaign website.
  8. Liability: TeckNexus is not responsible for any disputes that may arise between partners or team members who collaborate on a submitted use case.
  9. Compliance: All entries must comply with applicable laws and regulations.
  10. Multiple Categories: One use case can be applicable across one or more award categories. Multiple submissions are allowed.
  11. Contact: For any questions or clarification regarding these terms, please email at

By submitting your use case or startup, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions: Get the Answers

We aim to spotlight exceptional work in private and hybrid (public/private) networks, including technologies like 5G, LTE, and CBRS. Our focus extends to multiple industries, from Manufacturing and Healthcare to Transportation and Energy.

Every qualifying submission will be featured in the Private Networks edition of 5G Magazine. Standout entries will receive special coverage, offering high visibility and potential impact.

Our objectives include:

  • Fostering Thought Leadership: Showcase your network solutions to position your organization as an industry leader.

  • Promoting Global Exposure: Winners will be featured in a publication with an international readership, providing excellent brand visibility.

  • Encouraging Industry Progress: By honoring the best in the field, we aim to inspire further innovation and set new standards.

We welcome submissions from companies of all sizes, from startups to industry giants, to contribute to this exciting opportunity and help shape the future of private and public wireless networks.

Below are the 11 categories for nominating your entries. Visit the "Award Categories" section/tab to get further details on each category below. One use case can be applicable across one or more award categories, and multiple submissions are allowed.

  1. Private 5G/LTE Leader: Top private 5G/LTE networks vendor
  2. Neutral Host Leader: Top neutral host vendor
  3. Rising Stars: Top private network startups of the year
  4. Fortress of the Future: Top private network security solution
  5. Manufacturing Excellence: Top manufacturing use case in private networks
  6. On the Move: Top transportation solution in public/private networks
  7. Healthtech Pioneers: Top healthcare innovations in public/private networks
  8. Game Changers: Top sports use cases in public/private networks
  9. Guardians of Safety: Top public safety innovation in public/private networks
  10. Pioneering Edtech: Top innovative educational networks
  11. Green Giants: Top energy-efficient use cases in public/private networks

The submissions are open to a diverse range of stakeholders from across the networking ecosystem, reflecting the multiplicity of talents and expertise that are driving innovations in private and public networks. Participants can include:

  • Technology Vendors: Whether you’re offering hardware, software, or comprehensive networking solutions, this is your platform to showcase how your technologies are making a tangible impact.

  • Mobile Network Operators: MNOs can submit entries to demonstrate how they are pioneering new network functionalities, technologies, and customer solutions.

  • Startups: Emerging companies are often the cradle of groundbreaking ideas. If you're a startup with an innovative private network solution or use case, we want to hear from you.

  • Enterprises: From healthcare to manufacturing to retail, enterprises that are leveraging network technologies for operational efficiency, customer engagement, or any other business function are welcome to submit their use cases.

  • Neutral Hosts: Providers offering shared infrastructure or services to multiple MNOs or vendors can submit use cases demonstrating how their solutions are creating synergies and efficiencies in the network ecosystem.

  • Hyper-Scalers: Companies providing large-scale, multi-tenant computing environments can demonstrate how their expansive network capacities and technologies are driving advancements in the private network industry.

  • Other Organizations: Whether you’re an industry association, a governmental agency, or any other type of organization that is contributing to the advancement of networking technologies, your insights are valuable.

Expand Your Reach: One of the most compelling benefits is the global exposure your innovation will receive. It will be showcased in our 5G Magazine to a worldwide audience of industry executives, decision-makers, policymakers, and professionals specifically interested in the private networks domain. Your innovation also lands directly in the inboxes of these professionals via TeckNexus' newsletter and gains further visibility through our targeted social media efforts.

Build Credibility: Being featured establishes you as an industry thought leader, wins you endorsements from respected experts and enhances trust among both current and potential customers.

Leverage Media Opportunities: Your special feature in the 5G Magazine not only offers an in-depth look at your innovation but also opens doors to wider media coverage and association with a respected industry voice.

Optimize Business Operations: Recognition as a leader or being shortlisted serves as a strong validation point for potential investors, aids in generating quality leads, and sets you apart from the competition.

Enhance Your Marketing: Take advantage of discounted advertising slots, receive exclusive promotional materials, and benefit from SEO-optimized content that boosts your online presence.

For a comprehensive list of all the benefits, make sure to visit the "Why Participate" section on this page.

Yes, unlock unlimited nominations with a one-time fee of $129.

Yes, the awards are entirely editorially independent. Your company does not have to be a TeckNexus customer or sponsor to win an award.

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Visit our Private Network Use Cases Submission Page, complete the form with all mandatory fields, and optionally, upload supporting documents or files.

Yes, you can submit multiple entries, and a single use case can also be applicable for multiple award categories.

For a detailed understanding of the qualifying and shortlisting criteria, please refer to the "Selection Criteria" section. The section "What makes a top submission: Evaluation Criteria" section of this page outlines what you should include in your submission, such as clarity, accuracy, evidence of benefits, role clarification, and more, to increase your chances of being shortlisted.

Yes, please review the Terms & Conditions section on this page for a comprehensive understanding of the submission rules and guidelines.

The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2023.

For additional questions, feel free to contact us at

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