RAN World 2018, with TIM as Host Nation Operator Partner

09-10 October 2018
Rome, Italy

2017 RANNYs

Celebrate your successes with your peers!

In Association With:

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Presented in association with The Mobile Network, the 2017 RANNYs have seen operators rewarded for innovation in radio access trials and deployments. The awards ceremony was held on 19 September 2017, as part of RAN World.

Shortlisted and winning organizations will receive promotion to Avren Events' and The Mobile Network's global network of telecoms and enterprise professionals, exclusive interviews, coverage in printed materials and the all-important RANNY trophy.


Winners of 2017 RANNYs

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Best 5G initiative

China Unicom with Cavium, ON.Lab, Canonical/Ubuntu and Quortus

Best use of spectrum/RAN sharing

MBNL, EE, Three and Nokia, Huawei, BT, SIAE, Ericsson and NEC

Best new technology

Telstra with Qualcomm, Ericsson and Netgear

Judging panel

Head of Judges: Keith Dyer, Editor, The Mobile Network

  • Earl Lum, President, EJL Wireless
  • Joe Madden, Founder, Mobile Experts
  • Simon Fletcher, CTO, Real Wireless
  • Caroline Gabriel, Research Director & Co-Founder, Rethink Research
  • Monica Paolini, President, Senza Fili
  • Phil Kendall, Director - Wireless Operator Strategies , Strategy Analytics

Previous winners

Winners of 2015 RANNYs

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Winners of 2016 RANNYs


"RAN is an event that cuts through all the hype and offers a great environment for frank and open discussion between MNOs and vendors. It takes a realistic and practical approach to the real world challenges that we as an industry are facing today and tomorrow”

Eric Kuisch, CTO, Vodafone Germany

"...one of the best conferences I’ve been to in the last few years, due to the content and speakers I met. A combination of amazingly deep content and knowledgeable speakers really made a difference."

Dr Michael Fritsch, Telecommunications and Technology

Platinum Sponsor

NEC, Platinum Sponsor at RAN World

Gold Sponsor

radio desing


Silver Sponsor

Mavenir, Silver Sponsor at RAN World


Working Group Sponsor



  • aisg
  • ejl
  • rethink research
  • senza fili
  • strategy analytics
  • tmn
  • vr ar
  • kings
  • lip 6
  • fraunhofer
  • abi research
  • mind commerce
  • telecomw
  • tele info
  • infocom