LTE Awards 2012 – Category 8 Preview: Best Contribution to R&D for LTE

Now in its third year, the annual LTE Awards, in associated with, are now established as the leading event of its kind. The LTE Awards are designed to recognise, celebrate and reward the great innovations that are being made in the industry, and this year are co-located with the LTE World Summit 2012, taking place on the evening of the 23rd, at the El Xalet, Montjuic, Barcelona. The event is sure to be a glamorous and entertaining evening for all participants.

The winners, from a varied selection of 10 categories and 48 shortlisted companies, will be picked by an independent panel of judges, consisting of leading industry experts, during a two week assessment process.

To whet your appetite for the event here is a preview of Category 8: Best Contribution to R&D for LTE

This award recognises the contribution towards the research and development of LTE and are judged on the nature of the investments made into R&D and research projects undertaken and how the R&D activities have had a positive impact on making LTE commercially successful.


Gemalto’s R&D has sought to find ways for operators to montise their subscribers.  Its research has looked into protecting Mobile TV content, balancing roaming traffic over 3G, LTE and wifi, managing Mobile NFC transactions and M2M, specifically by putting LTE modules in cars, mobile health and other verticals. Gemalto has helped CDMA operators extend their networks to LTE by providing 4G SIM cards and subscription management servers (Advanced OTA platform), and by adapting to legacy activation and IT systems. Gemalto R&D also works closely with the whole ecosystem to ensure interoperability.

Huawei Technologies

Huawei’s industry-leading position for LTE is the result of continuous investment in innovation. It has 5,200 engineers dedicated to LTE with eight R&D centres and 12 joint innovation centres dedicated to LTE. Huawei’s labs have produced end-to-end solutions for LTE eNodeB, EPC, OSS, terminals, and chipsets and along with its SingleRAN platform it has the industry’s only LTE TDD/FDD co-platform. It is at the forefront of industry activity in standard developments for ITU, 3GPP, 3GPP2, OMA, ETSI, IETF, and NGMN. According to the GSA, Huawei has ranked first among wireless infrastructure vendors in terms of LTE contributions since 2010. Success has then followed and out of 57 commercial LTE networks launched globally, 28 of them were deployed by Huawei. Of the 27 operators launching LTE commercial services in Europe Huawei built 15, more than any other company.

The LTE World Summit is taking place on the 23-24 May 2012 CCIB, Barcelona, Spain. Click here to register your

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