As a world leader in the development of Private Networks for Live Broadcasting, Neutral Wireless has on several occasions been formally recognised by industry peers for the provision of innovative solutions and engineering excellence. The Neutral Wireless team is very proud to have been the recipient of several high-profile awards.

NAB Show: Best Paper Award 2024

NAB Show — April 2024

Senior Systems engineer Dr. Samuel Yoffe accepted the Best Paper award at the 2024 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, on behalf of a team of 15 authors from Neutral Wireless and our partners at StrathSDR, the University of Strathclyde, and the BBC. The award-winning paper described the end-to-end experience of designing a Private 5G network operating in the n77 shared spectrum band (3.8 to 4.2 GHz) using Software-Defined Radio, and the steps taken to customise and optimise that network for media and broadcast.

IABM BaM Award: Best Project / Collaboration

NAB Show — April 2024

Neutral Wireless accepted the BaM award for Best Project / Collaboration at the 2024 NAB Show in Las Vegas. This was in recognition of the planning, design, and deployment of the world’s largest pop-up Private 5G SA network in London for the King’s Coronation in 2023. The solution was a fantastic collaborative engineering effort with our lead project partners BBC R&D, and our technology supporters at Amarisoft, AW2S, Alpha Wireless, Haivision, StrathSDR, University of Strathclyde, AMD, LiveU, and Sony.

IBC Innovation Award: Content Creation

IBC — September 2023

Neutral Wireless and partners (StrathSDR, BBC R&D, BBC News, LiveU, Sony, Haivision, Amarisoft, AW2S, Alpha Wireless) won a second IBC Innovation Award for the world’s largest pop-up 5G standalone non-public network for live broadcast contributions using shared spectrum, deployed for the Coronation of HM King Charles III. To quote Chair of Judges, Fergal Ringrose — “To be honest this was an outstanding entry right from the start of judging, due to the breakthrough level of innovation.”

TVBEurope Best of Show at IBC 2023

TVBEurope — September 2023

Neutral Wireless worked in collaboration with BT Media & Broadcast, BBC R&D, and Zixi to deliver a cutting-edge “Wireless IP and Low Earth Orbit Satellite TV Production” demonstration on the BT M&B stand. This innovative demo featured a Neutral Wireless 2 GHz bi-directional wireless IP link, bonded OneWeb and Starlink LEO satellite backhaul, an ultra-fast BBC R&D prototype HEVC encoder, Zixi load-balancing, and Sony remote camera control equipment.

IBC Innovation Award: Best Technical Paper

IBC — August 2023

Neutral Wireless and BBC R&D won the IBC Innovation Award for “Best Technical Paper” 2023. Our paper — titled “5G Standalone Non-Public Networks: Modernising Wireless Production” — detailed the exceptional work undertaken in deploying the world’s largest single-use 5G Standalone Non-Public Network for the broadcast of King Charles III’s Coronation.

EBU Technology and Innovation Award

European Broadcasting Union — June 2023

In collaboration with BBC R&D, BBC News, and BBC Technology Group, Neutral Wireless deployed the world’s largest single-use private 5G standalone (SA) network to support the broadcast of His Majesty King Charles III’s Coronation. This work was recognised with a prestigious EBU Technology & Innovation award; beating 23 entries from broadcasters from across Europe.

IBC Accelerator Project of the Year Award

IBC — February 2023

Neutral Wireless won the IBC Accelerator Project of the Year Award 2022 as a champion of the “5G Remote Production… in the Middle of Nowhere” project. Our team partnered with local broadcasters and production crews to deploy 5G private networks and modem solutions in New ZealandKenyaIrelandDenmark, Scotland, and England on a variety of international shared bands for sports events, festivals, and cultural activities.

Neutral Wireless would not have won these awards without the support and collaborative efforts of our various project partners, of whom there are too many to list.