The LTE Awards 2013 – Category Two Preview – Best LTE Backhaul Solution

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With a total of ten global and regional events taking place in 2013 Informa Telecoms & Media’s LTE World Series is a testament to the huge growth of the LTE eco-system. 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. At the event, the very best LTE 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 Two – Best LTE Backhaul Solution, which is judged on how it contributes to making LTE more attractive for carriers to deploy, are:

  • 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

Alcatel-Lucent have a strong track record in the industry, having helped over 225 MNOs around the globe including major players such as Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Indosat and NTT-DoCoMo. Its Mobile Backhaul Solution is specifically designed to simplify the planning, provisioning and management of delivering backhaul and reducing the TCO of backhaul operations. Despite its long history, Heidi Adams, senior director of product marketing in the Core Networks Division, says that the nomination is still extremely important to Alcatel-Lucent. “This award nomination provides positive industry recognition for the role Alcatel-Lucent has played in helping North America’s top MNOs to quickly deploy LTE backhaul [and] serves as an endorsement of our advanced LTE backhaul solutions to operators outside of North America who are currently in the process of planning for LTE.”

XU Ming, vice president of ZTE says that its ZXCTN 6500 represents ZTE long term experience and powerful research capability in LTE research. He says the 6500’s innovations such as 300mm depth, large capacity and L2/L3 bridging will significantly improve LTE service transport efficiency. “This nomination is a great endorsement for the achievement of ZTE in the LTE backhauling area, and will significantly improve the international awareness of the ZXCTN 6500 product,” he said. “ZTE appreciates this chance to share our technical achievement and LTE experience with other operators and vendors.”

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

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