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Shortlist announced for Broadband InfoVision Awards 2011

This year's awards will again take place during a river cruise through Paris on the Bateau Diamant

The shortlist for the Broadband InfoVision Awards 2011 has been announced today, ahead of a glittering Gala Dinner Awards presentation taking place on the opening evening of the Broadband World Forum on 27 September.

The Broadband InfoVision Awards are regarded as the industry’s most highly-esteemed awards, and have long been established as the industry’s most prestigious recognition of excellence in the broadband marketplace. For the second year running, the awards ceremony is being held aboard the Bateau Diamant on the river Seine in Paris.

The event will recognise the outstanding technologies developed for broadband services over the past year, whilst reflecting the full broadband ecosystem.

The complete list of categories and shortlisted entries are:

Best New Service

•    Etisalat – OnWeb and OnWeb+
•    Huawei – Huawei Convergent Conference
•    YTL Communications Sdn Bhd – Best New Service: Yes 4G network powered by YTL

Broadband Access Network Technologies and Services – Fixed

•    Alcatel-Lucent – Alcatel-Lucent 5060 IP Border Controller-4 (IBC-4)
•    ASSIA – ASSIA DSL Expresse
•    Ericsson – EDA 1500 GPON Optical Line Terminal
•    Huawei – Huawei Single Backhaul@FMC
•    ZTE Corporation – VDSL2 vectoring solution

Broadband Access Network Technologies and Services – Wireless

•    Alcatel-Lucent – lightRadio
•    Huawei – Huawei HetNet Solution
•    Nokia Siemens Networks – Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station
•    TELECOM ITALIA – Internet On Board High-Speed Trains
•    ZTE Corporation – Smart RAN

Broadband Network and Services Management and Operations

•    COS Systems AB – COS
•    Ericsson – Professional Service: Broadband Access Network Optimization
•    Huawei – Huawei intelligent ODN-iODN
•    Qosmos – Qosmos ixEngine
•    Sandvine – Network Policy Control

Content, Entertainment, Applications and Services

•    BT Wholesale – Content Connect
•    Civolution – VideoSync
•    Huawei – Huawei IPTV
•    Metaswitch Networks – Thrutu™
•    Verimatrix – Verimatrix MultiRights

Broadband Home: Appliances, Devices, Home Networks & Services

•    Alcatel-Lucent – Home Media Sharing solution
•    PCCW Media Limited b Stargazr™
•    Technicolor – Service gateway TG799v2 5Ghz
•    ZTE Corporation – ZTE B700v3 Convergent Set-Top-Box with IPTV, Carrier-Grade OTT, and Home/Local Media
•    ZyXEL Communications Corporation – NSA310

Enabling Silicon and Component-Level Technologies

•    Freescale – Freescale Secure Broadband Gateway solutions speed time to market
•    Ikanos – Ikanos NodeScale™ Vectoring
•    Vedas d.o.o. – ThunderMux

Core & Metro Network Innovation and Advances

•    Ericsson – MPLS-TP
•    Huawei – Huawei  Smart OTN@Metro
•    Nokia Siemens Networks – Open Core System
•    ZTE Corporation – iOTN – ZTE End-to-End Seamless OTN Transport Solution

Broadband Innovation of the Year

•    Alcatel-Lucent – Residential Gateway Application Module (RGAM)
•    ASSIA – ASSIA DSL Expresse
•    Huawei – Huawei 200G line card
•    Nokia Siemens Networks – Liquid Radio
•    ZTE Corporation – VDSL2 vectoring solution

Changing Lives Award

•    Alcatel-Lucent – World Economic Forum and Bell Labs Ubiquitous Access Study: A Model to Drive Faster Economic and Social Growth
•    Vietnam Posts & Telecommunications Group – VNPT BROADBAND GARDENS
•    ZTE Corporation – MBOP – Mobile Broadband over PTN (packet transport network)

This year’s high-calibre judging panel comprises influential CTO-level professionals from some of the world’s leading operators, including China Telecom, Korea Telecom, Deutsche Telekom Group and Etisalat.

Gavin Whitechurch, director of the Broadband World Forum, commented: “The Broadband InfoVision Awards provide an ideal opportunity to recognise and reward operators who are leading the way in broadband technology on a global scale.

“The Gala Dinner is not only a great way to celebrate excellence and innovation in the sector, but allows for plenty of networking against the stunning backdrop of the Paris skyline.”

The 11th annual Broadband World Forum 2011 is taking place from 27-29 September at CNIT La Défense, Paris. The show has long been established as the place to meet and discuss the commercial and technical opportunities, developments and issues surrounding broadband.

To book tickets for the InfoVision Gala Dinner awards presentation or to register for Broadband World Forum 2011, please visit www.broadbandworldforum.com


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