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WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CTIA Super Mobility 2016™, the largest wireless event in America, today announced more than 70 finalists for its 10th annual CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards. The program distinguishes cutting-edge mobile products and services for excellence in transforming networks, businesses, smart cities and connected consumers. Time Inc. Marketing, Technology and Telecommunications Vice President Newell Thompson will announce the winners at a live awards ceremony on Sept. 8 at 2:00 p.m. PT at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., USA.
"CTIA awards represent the wireless industry's highest honors in innovation, functionality and technological importance," said CTIA Show Director and Conventions AVP Heather Lee. "We look forward to showcasing how these mobile products and services will benefit businesses and consumers."
A panel of 35 industry experts, reporters and analysts judged submissions in 15 different award categories.
The 2016 CTIA E-Tech Awards finalists are:
Everything Intelligent — celebrating exceptional network developments.
In-Building Wireless (Small Cell, WiFi and LAN)
Wide Area Networks (5G, 4G and LTE Advanced)
Everything Industrial & Enterprise — recognizing excellence in mobile business, software, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), device management, security, privacy and innovations driving smart cities and industrial connectivity.
Industrial IoT (IIoT, M2M, Sensors, RFID, NFC etc.)
Mobile App Development Platforms
Mobile Customer Experience Management & Data Analytics
Mobility Management Solutions (MDM, MAM, Access Management, etc.)
Mobile Money (Payments, Banking, Retail & E-Commerce)
Mobile Security & Privacy
Mobile Enterprise Innovation
Everything Smart Consumer — honoring IoT and smart tech that connect consumers with state-of-the-art content, wearables, CE devices and accessories.
Connected Life (Car, Transportation, Home, Wearables & Health)
Devices & Gadgets
Entertainment (Games, Audio, Music & Video)
Everything Good — showcasing mobile products, services & solutions making a difference in society.
Additionally, all awards entrants will have the opportunity to feature their products in the awards showcase at CTIA Super Mobility 2016 and be eligible to earn the "Crowd Favorite" distinction by popular vote. "Crowd Favorite" online voting is open now through Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 9:00 a.m. PDT.
About CTIA Super Mobility 2016
CTIA Super Mobility 2016™ (CTIASuperMobility2016.com) is the largest mobile event in America and the only B2B marketplace dedicated to demonstrating products and strategies for smart cities, mobile-first enterprises and connected consumers around the globe. For three days, more than 30,000 technology and business professionals, 1,000 exhibiting companies and dozens of collocated partner organizations gather to discover next-generation technologies, people and ideas transforming everything wireless. Powered by CTIA for 30+ years, this award-winning trade show advances the association's commitment to foster wireless innovation and enable connected life. CTIA Super Mobility 2016 takes place September 7-9, 2016 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA.
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CTIA® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry. With members from wireless carriers and their suppliers to providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products, the association brings together a dynamic group of companies that enable consumers to lead a 21st century connected life. CTIA members benefit from its vigorous advocacy at all levels of government for policies that foster the continued innovation, investment and economic impact of America's competitive and world-leading mobile ecosystem. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives and convenes the industry's leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.
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