London, 21 May 2013 - Submissions for the Telecoms.com LTE Awards have reached record numbers again this year as the organisers of LTE World Summit, which provides the backdrop for the awards, today announced those companies on the shortlist. This comes as the industry evolves and LTE continues to become the mainstream global technology for 4G networks.
Mike Hibberd, Editorial Director at Telecoms.com, says: "The move to LTE represents one of the most important shifts in the history of the industry. The Telecoms.com LTE Awards recognise the companies, people and technology behind the cutting-edge innovation we're seeing in today's market."
Awards judge, Robert Joyce, Chief Radio Engineer at Telefonica, says: "This year has seen some really interesting concepts and products from both operators and vendors alike, especially in the area of small cells and self-organising networks."
Now in their fourth year, the Telecoms.com LTE Awards are judged by an influential panel of senior and expert operator-led individuals, including: Sami Susiaho from BSkyB; Mansoor Hanif, Director of Network Integration and LTE, EE; Marwan Zawaydeh, CTIO at Etisalat; Sergio Cozzolino, VP Innovative ICT Services Development at Telecom Italia; Martin Pineiro, Head of Innovation Lab, Telecom Personal; Robert Joyce from Telefonica; Pierre François Dubois, VP Product Development, Technocentre, Orange; Cyrille Joffre, CTO, Cable & Wireless Communications; Matthias Sauder, Head of Network at Vodafone; and Mike Hibberd, Editorial Director, Telecoms.com.
"We saw some impressive entries this year, some lesser known innovative solutions came out and this year's winners will certainly have earned their place, as the best of the best in their field," comments Sami Susiaho, Head of Edge Technologies at The Cloud Networks a BSKYB Company.
Mansoor Hanif, Director of Network Integration and LTE at EE, adds: "The last twelve months have seen huge change in mobile networks; the mobile industry as a whole has now entered the age of LTE. This year's entries to The LTE Awards fully reflect the explosion of innovation and creativity that continues to drive the industry forward, delivering a truly incredible mobile experience to more and more people across the world. The judging panel thanks all the entrants for the quality of their submissions, and congratulates those who have been selected for the shortlist. We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam!"
The winners will be announced at an awards gala dinner and ceremony at De Duif, Amsterdam, on 25 June 2013. Congratulations go to this year's shortlist:
Best Test/Measurement LTE Product
Accedian Networks - Accedian NanoNID
Actix - Actix Customer Experience Geo-location for LTE
Astellia - Nova 4G
Ercom - Mobipass
Metricell Limited - MyCoverageChecker
PCTEL - RAN Test Mobile Suite
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG - CMWcards IP Analysis - Graphical Test Script Definition Tool on CMW500 with IP Analysis capability
Best LTE Backhaul Solution
Alcatel-Lucent - Alcatel-Lucent Mobile Backhaul Solution
Cisco - Cisco Unified MPLS Mobile Transport
Juniper Networks - ACX Series Universal Access Routers
KT Corp - OFMM : Optical Fiber Multiplexing and Monitoring Solutions
Transmode - Transmode's Mobile Backhaul Solution
ZTE Corporation - ZXCTN 6500 series products
Best LTE Device / Handset
LG Electronics - Optimus G Pro
Netgem - Quattuor
Most Significant Development of a Commercial LTE network- Operator
EE - 4GEE
Etisalat - Etisalat
KT Corp - LTE WARP
SK Telecom - 4G LTE with PETA Solution
Telstra - 4G (LTE and trials of LTE-Advanced)
TELUS - TELUS
Most Innovative LTE Launch
Cisco and Qucell - Cisco and Qucell - World's First LTE/Wi-Fi Small Cell Mass Scale Commercial Deployment for Public Access
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd - Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and KT - Samsung: Smart LTE Networks, KT: WARP
Mavenir - World's First Launches of VoLTE and RCS5 Services with Mavenir's Suite of RCS5 Application Servers
SK Telecom - Multi Carrier
Smart Communications, Inc. - Smart LTE
Best LTE Core Network Element
Avvasi Inc. - Avvasi Inc.
BroadSoft - UC-One IMS
Ericsson - Ericsson Smart Services Router SSR 8000
F5 Networks - Traffix Signaling Controller (SDC)
Mavenir - Mavenir's mOne® Platform
Tekelec - Tekelec Diameter Signaling Router (DSR)
Best LTE RAN Product
CellMax Technologies - CellMax range of ultra high-efficiency antennas
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. - Smart SON
Spidercloud Wireless - First scalable and multi-access 3G, Wi-Fi and 4G/LTE small cell system
Tektronix Communications - GeoSoft RAN - RAN Monitoring solutions from Tektronix Communications
ZTE Corporation - ZXSDR BS8912, ZTE LTE Micro/ Relay eNodeB
Best LTE Traffic Management Product
Avvasi Inc. - Avvasi Q-VUE, Q-SRV
Citrix ByteMobile - Citrix ByteMobile T3100 Adaptive Traffic Manager
Citrix ByteMobile - T1100
Flash Networks - Flash Networks
Openwave Mobility - Media Optimizer
Best Chipset / Processor Product
Broadcom - Broadcom's 4G LTE-Advanced modem, BCM21892
Intel Corporation, Mobile and Communications Group - Intel® XMM™ 7160 Slim Modem
NVIDIA - NVIDIA i500 software defined LTE modem
Qualcomm - Snapdragon
Qualcomm - RF360
Most Innovative LTE Application / Service
Affirmed Networks - Mobile Content Cloud
Ericsson - Ericsson LTE Broadcast Solution
Huawei Technologies - Huawei TDFi solution
KT Corp - LTE WARP Cloud RAN service
Mobile Viewpoint - WMT LTE++
Radisys and Mavenir - Radisys' Media Resource Function (MRF) and Mavenir's mOne® Convergence Platform
Spidercloud Wireless and NEC - FIRST SCALABLE AND MULTI-ACCESS 3G, WI-FI AND 4G/LTE SMALL CELL SYSTEM
Best LTE Security Product
Gemalto - Advanced Connectivity solution: LinqUs™ Advanced OTA platform and Upteq™ LTE SIM.
Juniper Networks - SRX Series Security Services Gateway
Metaswitch Networks - Perimeta 3.3
Best LTE Roaming Product
Aicent, Inc. - LTE Roaming Exchange
iBasis - LTE Signaling eXchange (LSX)
SAP Mobile Services - LTE Roaming
Syniverse - Syniverse LTE solution portfolio
Tata Communications - LTE Roaming Service
Tektronix Communications - Roaming and Interconnect Assurance
TeliaSonera - 4G roaming service
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