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Each Entry Should Address the Following:

  1. The impact your product/system/technology has on designers, systems integrators, and/or end users. This could include how it is original and innovative, how it fulfills a need in the market that hasn’t been addressed, increases productivity, leverages a novel technology, etc. 
  2. The unique features of this product/system/technology as it compares to existing solutions.
    Be sure to indicate the product category that best aligns with the entry 
  • CPE
  • Wi-Fi Solutions
  • Cabling and Accessories
  • Active Network Hardware
  • FTTH/Optical Access Platforms
  • Video Distribution Solutions
  • Video Processing Solutions
  • CCAP Systems
  • SDN/NFV/Cloud
  • Optical Transport/Carrier Ethernet
  • Content Discovery
  • Back Office
  • Video Content Security
  • Monitoring & Analysis
  • Field Test Instruments
  • Network-Level Test Instruments

Judges Will Review Your Entry Based on the Following Criteria:

  • Unique Technology or Application
  • Innovation
  • Ease of Use
  • Efficiency
  • Reliability
  • Contribution to Profitability


Make Sure to Include the Following in Your Entry:

  • A spec sheet detailing the parameters the product or service is designed to meet
  • A brief technological description of how the product works 
  • A photo or photos

Please Note: No more than 5 extra pages of documentation, including spec sheets, are allowed. Pictures, diagrams and/or charts do not count toward your 5 pages.

Optional Items to Consider:

  • Testimonials by users
  • Simple brief that summarizes the features of the entry, and how it differs from the competition
  • Photos and diagrams, particularly block diagrams or flow charts that help describe how the product or service works.


  • Submitted products must be new since last year's Cable-Tec Expo or have received a major upgrade since that time. Products introduced before or at last year's Cable-Tec Expo that have not been upgraded significantly in the past year are not eligible for submission.
  • Products must be on display at this year's Expo. 
  • When submitting a product for consideration based on a recent upgrade, that upgrade should be emphasized in your entry materials.
  • Products announced after this year’s Expo are ineligible
  • Do not submit a case history or application note as an entry. Entries must be a single product/solution. You may submit a case history or application note in support of your product/solution entry, however.
  • Do not submit a product that is not used by cable operators.


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