news LTE Awards 2013 – Category Five Preview – Most Successful LTE Launch

LTE Awards 2013 logoWith 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

Category five of the LTE Awards 2013 is the Most Successful LTE Launch, which is judged on the success of a launch and how it stands out from the other launches. This category is open to both operators and vendors who have been involved in the launch of a commercial LTE network since last year’s LTE World Summit.  The nominations are:

  • Cisco and Qucell: LTE/Wi-Fi Small Cell Mass Scale Commercial Deployment for Public Access
  • Huawei Tecnologies: Huawei Technologies
  • Samsung Electronics and KT: Samsung: Smart LTE Networks – KT: WARP
  • Mavenir: World First Launches of VoLTE and RCS5 Services with RCS5 Application Servers
  • SK Telecom: Multi Carrier
  • Smart Communications: Smart LTE

In response to its nomination Philippines-based Smart Technologies head Rolando Peña said that he hoped that the Smart group’s converged ‘five-screen’ strategy would prove to be a role model across the rest of the LTE industry in terms of providing the best possible customer experience.

Peña said he believes that the Smart operates a world-class LTE service despite being located in a developing country, and in just nine months since launch operates nearly 1,000 LTE-enabled sites in over 115 cities and municipalities.

“Smart aims to maintain its leadership as the recognized pioneer of LTE in the Philippines,” he said. “This nomination helps us gain the trust of more Filipinos, so that when they think of LTE and the future of mobile, they will automatically think of Smart.”

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

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