CommsDay announces a new awards series

Posted on: Monday, 31st October 2016

Communications Day will next year launch a new awards series for the Australian telecom industry. The Edisons will take place at Sydney’s Westin Hotel on Thursday 16 March 2017.

The Edisons have one simple goal: To identify the best-of-breed businesses, organisations and individuals in each recognised industry vertical market and honour them publicly. No distractions. No noise. No roasts. Just recognition.

The Edisons will be judged by an eminent panel of Australian and global telecommunications experts. Among their number is CommsDay founder Grahame Lynch and group editorial director Petroc Wilton.

CommsDay has been organising and hosting what have become Australia’s leading telecommunications industry conferences since 2001, and since then, in conjunction with the Service Providers’ Action Network and Communications Alliance, we have helped organise and host Australia’s leading telecom industry awards. With the ACOMMS developing primarily into a proud celebration of Communications Alliance’s achievements and membership successes, CommsDay has decided to go it alone with the Edisons.

CommsDay’s relationship with Comms Alliance remains strong and the two will work together on new events in 2017.

There are 16 categories including Australia’s first ever Telecom Industry Hall of Fame. Winners of Segments 2 and 3 will be able to give 90 second acceptance speeches.

There will also be “highly commended” awards for close runners-ups. The awards will be MC’d by a major celebrity. Attendance at the awards will be comprised of a mix of invited VIPs, sponsor guests and ticketed delegates.

Nominations will open for the Edison Awards with a downloadable nomination inputable PDF form from next month. Nominees will be invited to include 1000 words or less in support of their nomination plus any linked digital brochures, documents, URLs for videos or other material.

A judging panel of over12 judges will then examine the nominations and award each one a mark out of 20 adding to a final aggregate. Where judges have conflicts of interest they will not judge relevant categories. Judges will also be asked to present individual award categories.

edisonsCommunications Day is the industry bible of Australian telecommunications read by everybody who is a somebody in the sector. 22 years old this year, it also runs the successful CommsDay Summit and Melbourne Congress. It also has hosted successful awards series with SPAN and Comms Alliance for over a decade.

COMMUNICATIONS DAY is offering attractive sponsorship packages to organisations who wish to be associated with excellence. Contact Veronica Kennedy-Good at veronica@mindsharecomms.com.au for more details.

THE AWARD CATEGORIES

SEGMENT 1
Best telecom marketing initiative
Best telecom law firm
Best mobile device
Best voice or hosted PBX provider
Best telecom core network vendor
Best data centre operator

SEGMENT 2

Best cloud provider
Best fixed wireless operator
Best virtual network operator
Best SVOD provider
Best IoT/M2M company
Best satellite company
Best broadband provider
Best mobile operator

SEGMENT 3
CommsDay Hall Of Fame inductees
(by popular vote of CommsDay readers)

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