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Summer sizzler: LTE is hot trend according to V3 and these are some hotties in LTE

April 27, 2011

V3’s Lovely Iain Thomson has highlighted LTE as a hottie for 2011 in his recent article with his colleague, Shaun Nichols, Top fertile areas in tech:

“Long-term evolution (LTE) networks are going to have a superb year of growth, now that enough operators have decided to move ahead to make it the majority standard for the next generation of mobile communications…..”

Another hottie is “Tablets in Business”. I think we’re seening some trends there. Read the whole story from Iain and Shaun on those here.

The article gives an excuse to comment on those recognised by the mobile industry as leaders or hotties in LTE. Congratulations to those shortlisted and good luck!

From the official press release: The leaders in excellence and innovation in mobile broadband will be recognised at the LTE World Summit, taking place on 17-18 May in Amsterdam. The winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony, taking place in De Duif Amsterdam on 17 May.

The LTE Awards 2011 are being judged by a board of high-profile individuals representing an extremely competitive selection of world-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, comments, “Now in its second year, the LTE Awards brings industry leaders together to celebrate innovation and excellence within the LTE industry as part of the LTE World Summit.”

This is the full shortlist:

Best Contribution to R&D for LTE

  • Ericsson – R&D Contribution for LTE
  • Huawei Technologies – Huawei LTE Product
  • InterDigital – LTE R&D
  • ZTE – LTE R&D

Best Contribution to LTE Standards (Individual Only)

  • Alcatel-Lucent – Deb Barclay
  • Gemalto – Patrice Beaudou
  • Huawei Technologies – Sun Lixin

Significant Progress for a Commercial Launch of LTE by an Operator

  • CSL Limited – LTE/DC-HSPA+ network
  • Deutsche Telekom – Commercial Launch Progress by an Operator
  • Etisalat – LTE
  • TeliaSonera – 4G/LTE
  • Vodafone D2 GmbH – Stationary High Speed Data Internet Solution via Laptop/PC for Consumer and Business Customers

Significant Progress for a Commercial Launch of LTE by a Vendor

  • Ericsson – Significant Progress for Commercial Launch
  • Huawei Technologies – Huawei LTE Product
  • Nokia Siemens Networks – Single RAN for LTE Radio Access
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. – LTE E2E Commercial Solution for MetroPCS
  • ZTE – ZTE Launches

Best Network / Device Testing Product for LTE

  • Alcatel-Lucent – Alcatel-Lucent 9900 Wireless Network Guardian (WNG)
  • Anritsu – MS272xC Spectrum MasterÔ series
  • JDSU – JDSU LTE Network Trial Solution
  • Rohde & Schwarz – R&S®CMW500 Wideband Radio Communication Tester
  • Spirent – 8100 Location Technology Solution (LTS)
  • Tektronix Communications – LTE Monitoring Solution

Best Enabling Technology

  • Alcatel-Lucent – Motive Mobile Device Manager
  • CommScope – SmartBeam antennas
  • Gemalto – LTE UICC card with Full-IP OTA platform
  • Huawei Technologies – Huawei’s Dual PA RRU solution with SDR and multi-channel capability
  • Ubidyne – Antenna Embedded RadioTM

Best Core Network Product

  • Allot Communications – Allot Service Gateway Sigma E
  • Bridgewater Systems – EPC 500
  • Cisco Systems – Cisco Mobile Videoscape
  • GENBAND – GENBAND GENiUS™ Platform
  • Nokia Siemens Networks – SON Suite (Self Organizing Networks)
  • Oracle Corp – Oracle LTE Value-Added Services (VAS) Platforms (Oracle Communications Converged Application Server, Oracle Communications Service Broker)

Best Chipset / Processor Product

  • Freescale Semiconductor – QorIQ Qonverge technology
  • Icera – Espresso® 410 LTE soft modem platform
  • Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. – Transcede 4000 Baseband Processor
  • Picochip – PC500
  • Qualcomm CDMA Technologies – LTE Multi-mode, multi-band chipset – MDM9x00

Best LTE Network Elements

  • Alcatel-Lucent – Alcatel-Lucent 9412 eNodeB
  • Huawei Technologies – Huawei BTS3900L
  • Nokia Siemens Networks – Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station
  • Powerwave Technologies, Inc. – 2.6 GHz LTE Antennas
  • Tekelec – LTE Home Subscriber Server
  • Vodafone – LTE METROZONE

Best LTE Device / Handset

  • Novatel Wireless – MiFi 4510 LTE Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
  • Samsung Electronics – 4G LTE Smartphone
  • Samsung Electronics – Samsung B3730
  • ZTE- AL621 USB Modem
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