FTTH Innovation Awards

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the FTTH Council Europe is launching a new set of awards to recognise exhibiting sponsors at FTTH Conference 2024.

A new way to discover and experience the latest FTTH technology advancements

A new way to discover and experience the latest FTTH technology advancements

The FTTH Innovation Awards complement our existing FTTH Awards and recognise the most innovative FTTH products and solutions that are shaping Europe’s digital future and contributing to FTTH Council Europe objectives. 

There are five categories available and they reflect the broad range of FTTH connectivity (vendor products and service solutions) presenting the wide variety of solutions available in the FTTH ecosystem. We are seeking ‘innovative’ FTTH products and services which are aligned with the FTTH Council Europe’s objectives.

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  1. Passive Infrastructure  

  2. Active infrastructure – Central network 

  3. Active infrastructure – Home network e.g. customer premise equipment and wi-fi 

  4. Planning, workflow, mapping/GIS, AI software 

  5. Installation Equipment, Tools, Test & Measurement Instruments  


  1. The awards are free to enter for FTTH Conference 2024 Exhibitors  

  2. Product/service entries must be FTTH related 

  3. Each company can enter more than one category but no more than one product per category   

  4. Only one overall entry (with one or multiple categories) is allowed per company  

  5. Entries must be submitted in English  

  6. The judges' decision is final and if there is no worthy or appropriate winner of a category, FTTH Council Europe reserves the right to not name a winner 

  7. The product/service entered for each category must have been launched/taken to market recently and must be commercially available in 2024   

  8. The product/service entered should support FTTH Council Europe objectives e.g. 

    1. The product should save cost and/or time in deployment   

    2. Support more efficient FTTH roll-out  

    3. Provide enhanced user experience   

    4. Provide originality  

    5. Save cost of maintenance   

    6. Improve FTTH performance  

    7. Offer sustainable solutions 

Shortlisted companies and winners selection

Shortlisted companies and winners selection

The judging panel will be made up of experts from the world of FTTH, including FTTH Council Europe Board Members, Committee Chairs and Conference and Workshop Speakers at the FTTH Conference 2024. 

There will be two rounds of voting

  1. By 15 December 2023, FTTH Council Europe Board Members and Committee Chairs will shortlist the final three products/services in each category.  Shortlisted companies will be announced publicly on 8 January 2024

  2. By 24 February 2024, the Conference and Workshop speakers will then be invited to vote for the winner of each category (3 weeks before the Conference 2024, to allow any senior representatives time to book travel to enable them to collect their award at the conference. 

How to find shortlisted exhibitors

How to find shortlisted exhibitors

Shortlisted companies will receive exposure through press releases and other promotional materials and may also feature special flag banners in front of their exhibition stand to advertise themselves as shortlisted for one of the five FTTH Innovation Awards. FTTH Council Europe will also produce "Shortlisted for FTTH Innovation Awards" stickers to be applied to products on exhibition stands.

Why joining the nomination process?

  • Generate prestige, media coverage and recognition of your products or service solutions from the industry
  • Create additional promotion for your exhibition booth
  • Generate marketing content



and judging

Thursday 21st September 2023 



Friday 17th November 2023 



Monday 20th November 2023

1st Round of judging: Board Members and Committee Chairs of the FTTH Council Europe shortlist down to final three in each category


Monday 27th November 2023 

Shortlisted Products listed on FTTH Conference 2024 website


Monday 26th February 2024

2nd and final round of judging by Conference and Workshop Speakers


Tuesday 27th February 2024

Confidential confirmation to category winners 


Thursday 21st March 2024 

Results of awards announced

Marcus Benson
Conference & Membership Director



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