18 May 2011
– The winners of the LTE Awards 2011 were announced last night at an exclusive gala dinner presentation at De Duif Amsterdam.
Industry leaders gathered in the Grand Ballroom to celebrate innovation and excellence in the mobile broadband industry as part of the LTE World Summit 2011.
Leading provider of next generation telecommunications networks for operators around the world, Huawei, and Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, were crowned the night's big winners - coming away with two awards each.
The 2011 Awards were judged by a board of high-profile individuals representing an extremely competitive selection of the world's leading service providers – BT Wholesale, Telefonica, AT&T, France Telecom, Three, E-Plus Mobilfunk, Cosmote and Telecom Italia.
Giles Cummings, Events Director at Informa Telecoms & Media, commented: "The LTE Awards 2011 allows us to recognise and celebrate excellence in the LTE Technology community.
"With LTE deployments taking place around the world, the awards address the challenges operators have faced and have overcome. Congratulations to all the winners for their hard work, dedication and excellence within the sector!"
The full winner's list is:
Best Contribution to R&D for LTE
Ericsson – R&D Contribution for LTE
Best Contribution to LTE Standards (Individual Only)
Gemalto - Patrice Beaudou
Significant Progress for a Commercial Launch of LTE by an Operator
TeliaSonera - 4G/LTE
Significant Progress for a Commercial Launch of LTE by a Vendor
Huawei Technologies - Huawei LTE Product
Best Network / Device Testing Product for LTE
Alcatel-Lucent - Alcatel-Lucent 9900 Wireless Network Guardian (WNG)
Best Enabling Technology
Gemalto - LTE UICC card with Full-IP OTA platform
Best Core Network Product
Nokia Siemens Networks - SON Suite (Self Organizing Networks)
Best Chipset / Processor Product
Qualcomm CDMA Technologies - LTE Multi-mode, multi-band chipset – MDM9x00
Best LTE Network Elements
Huawei Technologies - Huawei BTS3900L
Best LTE Device / Handset
Samsung Electronics - 4G LTE Smartphone
In association with strategic partner, 3GPP, the 7th annual LTE World Summit - taking place this week at RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands - has 85 per cent of the top 100 global operators represented, from across more than 130 countries and provides the backdrop for in-depth discussions ranging from business models through to the technology challenges operators still face and the work that needs to be carried out.
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The LTE Awards 2011 were judged by Tim Hubbard, Head of Data Solutions, BT Wholesale (UK), Jaime Lluch, New Access Networks Technology Manager, Global CTO, Telefonica (Spain), Marc Grant, Lead Principal Technical Architect, AT&T (USA), Remi Thomas, Director of the NGMN Project, France Telecom (France), Erol Hepsaydir, Head of Radio Solutions, Three (UK), Dietmar Kohnenmergen, Master Expert System Architect Network, E-Plus Mobilfunk (Germany), Konstantinos Chalkiotis, Principal Engineer - Head of RAN, Cosmote (Greece), and Roberto Minerva, Head of Innovation Lab, Telecom Italia (Italy)
Source: Informa Telecoms & Media