Ericsson and Telstra recognised for LTE-Broadcast work

Australian carrier Telstra and Swedish infrastructure firm Ericsson picked up the award for Pushing the Limits in mobile technology at the inaugural Industry Awards on Monday night in Barcelona.

The Pushing the Limits category was the most hotly contested field in the competition, resulting in a tie for first place. Ericsson and Telstra picked up the award for their work on LTE broadcast technology.

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In 2013, Ericsson and Telstra conducted the world’s first LTE Broadcast session on a commercial LTE network, allowing the operator to send the same content simultaneously to a very large number of devices in a target area, achieving efficiencies not possible before.

David Everingham, CTO of the Telstra account at Ericsson, collected the award.

The other winners in this category were Radisys and Airspan for their LTE-A solution for small cells.

Ericsson also took home another award on the evening in the Connecting the Unconnected category, winning for its Millennium Villages Project.

Our other awards winners are:

Best Enterprise Cloud Offering: YTL Communications for the 1BestariNet program.

Best Mobile Financial Service: Indosat for Dompetku Mobile Wallet and Mobile Money Service.

Best MVNO: Truphone.

Best use of Cloud Services by a Telco: Telefonica and TOA Technologies for ETAdirect.

Best use of Wifi: Devicescape for its Curated Virtual Network.

Customer Experience Management: Telefonica UK & SpatialBuzz for the Trusted Network Programme.

Innovation in the Device space: Qualcomm for its RF360 Front End Solution.

Best Consumer Cloud Offering: AT&T for the AT&T Speech API.

Green Technology: GreenTouch Consortium for its Green Meter study.

Innovation in Mobile Pricing: AsiaInfo-Linkage for its Real-time Self Service (RTSS) solution.

Best Operator OTT Service Launch: Smart Communications for SmartNet.

Progress in Machine to Machine Communications: Jasper Wireless for its IoT platform.

Pushing the Limits in fixed communications: Alcatel-Lucent and Telekom Austria for fixed ultra-broadband.

Urban Improvements: Tarana Wireless for its Concentrating Multipoint (CMP) topology.

A previous article on the awards winners incorrectly stated the winners of the Pushing the Limits Mobile category. We would like to apologise for any confusion. 

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