The LTE Awards 2013 – Category One Preview – Best Test/Measurement LTE Product

LTE Awards 2013 logoWhen TeliaSonera launched the first commercial LTE network in Sweden in December 2009, the technology was avant-garde. By early 2013 however,  it had become state-of-the-art. At the beginning of May 2013, the GSA reported that there were 175 commercial LTE networks deployed globally across 70 countries – with 100 of those launched in the past year, and the industry is set to grow further in the next 12 months.

Informa Telecoms & Media’s LTE World Series conferences are testament to that, with a total of ten global and regional events taking place in 2013. The LTE Awards 2013, collocated with the LTE World Summit, are taking place on the 25 June, at the exclusive, elegant De Duif in Amsterdam. Here, the best innovations of the year will be recognised and celebrated with a glamorous gala dinner, and the category winners will be set to gain global recognition in the industry for their achievements. .

This year there are a total of 65 nominations across 12 categories ensuring the awards will be hotly contested and judging difficult for the 10 judges from across the operator community.

The categories in full are:

  • Best Test/Measurement LTE Product
  • Best LTE Backhaul Solution
  • Best LTE Device / Handset
  • Most Significant Development of a Commercial LTE network
  • Most Successful LTE Launch
  • Best LTE Core Network Element
  • Best LTE RAN Product
  • Best LTE Traffic Management Product
  • Best Chipset / Processor Product
  • Most Innovative LTE Application / Service
  • Best LTE Security Product
  • Best LTE Roaming Product

The nominations for Category One – Best Test/Measurement LTE Product – which recognises network and/or device testing products are:

  • Accedian Networks: Accedian NanoNID
  • Actix: Actix Customer Experience Geo-location for LTE
  • Astellia: Nova 4G
  • Ercom: Mobipass
  • Metricell: MyCoverageChecker
  • PCTEL: RAN Test Mobile Suite
  • Rohde & Schwarz: CMWcards IP Analysis – Graphical Test Script Definition Tool on CMW500 with IP Analysis capability

Neil Coleman, director of global marketing for Actix revealed that winning an award last year helped cement Actix’s leadership in the network acceptance market. This year he said the “This nomination of Actix’s LTE Geo-located Customer Experience solution represents fantastic recognition of our continuing success in helping ensure the quality and viability of LTE networks.”

He claimed the “Actix Customer Experience Geo-location for LTE”, would identify and help resolve customer experience issues quickly and accurately speedily identify where LTE will generate largest ROI, would reduce LTE performance related troubleshooting time by 80 per cent and cut dropped calls in key locations by 25 per cent.

Guy Lecurieux Lafayette of Ercom, described its Mopipass product as a ‘game changer’, delivering the means to optimise an LTE network from a lab and that they deserve the award as the product can drastically reduce costs for MNOs. He hailed the nomination for Ercom as, “official recognition from independent and respectable LTE professionals”.

David Neumann, vice president and general manager of RF solutions for PCTEL described its ‘RAN Test Mobile Suite’ as providing “accurate, high-performance measurements that can identify and resolve throughput-robbing interference issues.”

“Being nominated by industry peers increases awareness for our products in the wireless industry [and] also reaffirms our philosophy that products focused on solving real issues are recognised by customers and the industry alike,” he said.

Astellia described its ‘Nova 4G’ solution as a real-time monitoring solution for 4G networks that would improves MNO business performance by providing actionable intelligence, enabling operators to overcome challenges related to network performance, handset behavior and subscriber usage. Thierry Jacq, LTE business marketing manager for Astellia said it was delighted at the nomination and that he sees the nomination as, “a seal of quality and innovation, which will allow us to stand out from the crowd, send a positive message to our existing customers and attract new business.”

To find out more about the LTE Awards 2013 click here to download a flyer.

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