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LTE World Summit Announces Shortlist for LTE Awards

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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


Etisalat - Etisalat


SK Telecom - 4G LTE with PETA Solution

Telstra - 4G (LTE and trials of LTE-Advanced)


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


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

For further information about the awards, please visit http://lteawards.com/. LTE World Summit will take place at the RAI, Amsterdam, on 24-26 June 2013. To plan your visit, to view the full event programme, or to register for the event, then please visit http://ws.lteconference.com/. Alternatively, keep up to date with the event on Twitter using @LTEWorldSeries


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