|Written by David Brunnen|
|Thursday, 12 May 2011 11:03|
SEE UPDATE - ENTRY PROCESS NOW OPEN - CLOSING DATE 14TH OCTOBER 2011
Launched at the first 2011 NextGen Roadshow in Edinburgh, the Challenge will be promoted at each of the subsequent Roadshows across the UK and culminate in an awards presentation at the NextGen Conference dinner in November.
NextGen Challenge provides opportunities for local digital access network leaders and suppliers to demonstrate their innovative approaches to the transformation of the UK’s local networks.
NextGen Challenge also provide sponsorship opportunities for commercial organisations who are not in the front line of deployment projects but have a significant strategic interest in their success. These may, for example include enterprises engaged in Financial Services, Creative and News Media, Systems Integration (particularly in public sector markets), Education and Health.
The four categories for the 2011 programme are:
Innovative funding solutions - examples of achievement in assembling the financial resources to deploy advanced digital access networks
Rural leadership and community development – examples of individuals or teams working to bring communities together to deliver local access network projects in ‘hard-to-reach’ areas.
Urban Network Enterprise - examples from larger communities and developments where the quality of network access is a significant factor in local economic growth.
Collaborative Advantage – an award for exceptional endeavour in developing multi- party public/private collaboration to plan and/or deliver locally sustainable FTTH deployments.
NextGen Challenge is the UK’s premier awards programme for Next Generation Access Infrastructure projects.
Full details of submission timescales will be available shortly via www.nextgenevents.co.uk
NextGen Challenge is a project managed by NG Events in association with Groupe Intellex.