The OnGo Awards program, presented by the OnGo Alliance, recognizes innovations in delivering real-world OnGo solutions and highlights the market impact of shared spectrum in the 3.5 GHz CBRS band.

2023 Award Winners & Finalists

On behalf of the OnGo Alliance, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all award submissions, finalists, and winners. Your dedication, innovation, and hard work have truly made a difference in the CBRS industry. Thank you for your contributions and for inspiring all those around you with your achievements. Congratulations to all finalists and winners for your outstanding accomplishments.  

Excellence in a WISP OnGo Deployment

  • WINNER: Pente Networks w/local2U & Baicells – local2U delivers hybrid WISP and MVNO services with CBRS to underserved areas in West Virginia.

OnGo in State, Local, and Education (SLED)

  • WINNER: Blue Arcus – Delivering Private 4G & 5G via CBRS to citizens, first responders and healthcare providers in rural and low-income communities in Spokane County, Washington.
  • Finalist: BearCom – Empowering Poarch Band of Creek Indians and surrounding communities, fostering connectivity, and bridging the digital divide.
  • Finalist: Federated Wireless – Pioneering connectivity for underserved students in Tukwila, WA.

Excellence in OnGo Innovation

  • WINNER: JMA – OnGo 5G Open RAN for deployable frontline operations.
  • Finalist: American Tower – Private 5G SA Network at Las Vegas’ premier shopping and entertainment destination.
  • Finalist: GXC – Revolutionizing connectivity in agriculture with cellular.

OnGo Neutral Host Architecture/Solution

  • WINNER: Druid & Kajeet – Optimizing in-building mobile coverage at the University of Virginia with Neutral Host, prioritizing campus safety, and advancing towards 5G innovation.
  • Finalist: InfiniG – InfiniG & Cox deliver Mobile Coverage to Arizona State University with CBRS.
  • Finalist: JMA – Multi-Service, Multi-Operator OnGo Neutral Host deployed at scale for Caesars Nobu Hotel in Las Vegas.

OnGo Device Innovation

  • WINNER: CTS – CTS SiteNet™  jobsite wireless Internet service uses private cellular and Wi-Fi to improve productivity and safety on large construction sites.
  • Finalist: CTL – CTL Chromebook NL72L Band 48 LTE Laptop Edition.
  • Finalist: MosoLabs – First 5G RedCap mobile adapter for CBRS private networks.

Judges’ Choice

  • WINNER: InfiniG w/Cox – For their Neutral Host as-a-Service (NHaaS) solution that extends public cellular service (of AT&T and T-Mobile subscribers) indoors using shared CBRS spectrum on a Multiple Operator Core Network (MOCN) and existing broadband infrastructure.

Submission Rules and Judging Criteria

  • Entries are to be submitted in English and must conform to the specified word count. All entries exceeding the word count will be disqualified.
  • Entries should include specific details about cost improvements, capacity, latency, or other metrics to highlight specific performance features. The commercial scale and maturity of the solution will be a critical factor in evaluating each entry
  • Judges will look at specific improvements over alternative wired or wireless networks
  • The awards are open to both commercial and trial deployments of OnGo; however, applicants will be asked to classify the status as part of the submission.
  • Supporting documents and videos are allowed, however the submission will be judged on the written entry and NOT on the supporting materials.
  • A winning entry should aim to include the following components:
    • Answer the “Why OnGo?” question. Why is OnGo the right solution for this deployment?
    • Demonstrate market impact and customer benefits (cost savings, quality of service improvements, revenue generation)
    • Define clear use cases and outline the deployment (commercial or trial) highlighting the benefits that OnGo brings to that particular use case
    • Reference customers when specified and include the lead solution partners
    • Highlight new applications, either technical or related to the business model

Please note, the OnGo Alliance board and its members will not be involved in the judging process. The team of Judges, led by Joe Madden, has full responsibility for judging the awards and settling any ties.

Thank you to our 2023 Judges

Joe Madden

Chief Analyst

Mobile Experts Inc.

Ashish Jain


Kairos Pulse

Peter Murray

Managing Director

Mobile Ecosystem

Monica Paolini


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What the Judges will be looking for:

Interesting new applications, technical or related to the business model; Demonstrable cost savings; Revenue generation; Ease of use; Quality of Service improvements; Success and inventiveness; Market Impact; Provision in terms of delivery or package