RAN World

19-20 September 2017
Crowne Plaza Barcelona - Fira Center
Barcelona, Spain


Celebrate your successes with your peers!

"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

The RANNYs return for 2017

In Association With:

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Presented in association with The Mobile Network, the 2017 RANNYs will see operators rewarded for innovation in radio access trials and deployments. The awards ceremony will be 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.

Previous winners are:

  • AT&T (Best New Technology Adoption & Integration)
  • China Mobile (Best Overall RAN Initiative (Trial))
  • EE/Three UK (Best RAN Sharing Agreement)
  • SK Telecom (Best 5G initiative)
  • Swisscom (Best new technology adoption and integration)
  • MBNL RAN sharing agreement (Best use of spectrum/RAN sharing)


2017 RANNY categories

The 2017 RANNY categories are below.

If you are submitting entries for multiple categories, please send each entry (email:ranworld@avrenevents.com) in a clearly marked document/email, indicating which category the entry is for. Please refer to the points that the judging will take into account when submitting your entry.

Deadline for entries has been extended, so get in touch with us if you'd like to submit an entry.

Best 5G initiative (trial or test)

This award will be made to the operator who has most successfully trialed an innovative new hardware or software for the purposes of better understanding 5G development


Best RAN sharing agreement

This award will be made to two or more operators who have most successfully implemented an agreement to share radio resources


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

Winners of 2015 RANNYs

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Winners of 2016 RANNYs


"...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

Diamond Sponsors

nokia ar RAN World 2017

qualcomm at ran world

Gold Sponsors


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Silver Sponsor



Working Group Sponsors


Astellia, Working Group Sponsor at RAN World


EXFO, Working Group Sponsor at RAN World

Quintel Technology, Working Group Sponsor at RAN World

Bronze Sponsors

Ayscom, Bronze Sponsor at RAN World



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Tech Innovator

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Digital Partners


Viavi Solutions, Webinar Sponsor at RAN World


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  • ejl
  • rethink research
  • senza fili
  • strategy analytics
  • tmn
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  • abi research
  • mind commerce
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