LTE North America 2011 Awards shortlist announced

The LTE North America Awards 2011 take place in just three weeks time on the 8th November 2011 at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas. Drawn from a pool of 60 nominees the awards are designed to celebrate the innovation and excellence in LTE that has taken place over the past 12 months.

The final shortlist for the nine prestigious awards has now been announced in full. and with new categories, an exciting venue, and new case studies from entrants, this year’s awards promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Click through on the links for more detail on the awards nominees in each category.

Best Contribution to R&D for LTE

  • Huawei Technologies
  • InterDigital
  • ZTE

Contribution to LTE Standards (Individual Award)

  • Deb Barclay, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Dr. Xiang “Steven” Chen, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd

Significant Progress for a Commercial Launch of LTE by a carrier – 2010/11

  • AT&T, AT&T LTE launch
  • MetroPCS, MetroPCS’ 4G LTE
  • Rogers Communications Inc, Welcome to the Future of Fast, LTE Beyond 4G

Significant Progress for a Commercial Launch of LTE by a vendor – 2010/11

  • Alcatel-Lucent, Motive LTE Device Management
  • Alcatel-Lucent, End-to-End 4G LTE Solution
  • Ericsson, 4G LTE
  • Gemalto, OTA Advanced for LTE and LTE UICCs
  • Novatel Wireless, MiFi 4510L 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot, Expedite E362 embedded module and Ovation MC551 and MC679 USB modems

Best Network / Device Testing Product for LTE

  • Anritsu: ME7834 mobile device test platform
  • Anritsu: BTS Master and Cell Master
  • JDSU: Signaling Analyzer Real Time (SART) 7.1
  • Newfield Wireless: TrueCall – from Newfield Wireless
  • Techmahindra: SWIFT – Simulation With In-circuit Functional Test Tool for End-to-End Testing
  • Tektronix Communications: LTE Monitoring Solution

Best Enabling Technology for LTE

  • Aricent, LTE eNodeB Software Framework
  • Motorola Solutions, Motorola LTE Prioritization Service
  • Alcatel-Lucent, Consumer LTE Communications Solution
  • Nokia Siemens Networks, Liquid Radio
  • Powerwave Technologies, LTE Picocell
  • Reverb Networks, PerformaBeams, antenna based Self Optimization Network (SON) software solution
  • SEVEN Networks, Open Channel
  • ZTE, ZXSDR BS8920

Best Chipset / Processor Product

  • GCT Semiconductor, Inc., GDM7240
  • Mindspeed Technologies, Transcede 40xx System-on Chip (SoC)
  • PMC-Sierra, WinPath3 Network Processor

Best LTE Core Network Product

  • Alcatel-Lucent 9471 WMM (MME)
  • Bytemobile, Inc., Bytemobile T3100 Adaptive Traffic Manager
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Huawei USN9810 (Unified Service Node)
  • Mavenir Systems, mOne Convergence Platform
  • Nokia Siemens Networks, Open Core System
  • Tekelec, Diameter Signaling Router
  • Tellabs Tellabs, SmartCore 9180 Platform, part of Tellabs SmartCore 9100 Series
  • Traffix Systems, Signaling Delivery Controller (SDC)

Contribution to LTE Development (Individual Award)

  • Aeneas Dodd-Noble, Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Joe Hogan, Openet

The LTE North America 2011 conference takes place on the 8-9 November 2011 at the Fairmont Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas, USA.

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