news LTE North America Awards shortlist announced

The LTE North America Awards 2012 will take place in Dallas, Texas USA on the 14th November.

The LTE North America Awards are almost upon us, and the industry’s giants are gearing up to battle it out for honours spanning eight categories.

Taking place at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, Texas, on November 14, 2012 — the first day of the LTE North America 2012 event — the awards will be judged by a prestigious panel of senior and expert individuals, drawn from the analyst industry.

This year, there are two brand new categories: ‘Best Backhauling Solution’ and ‘Most Innovative LTE Application/Service’, both of which received a lot of attention from entrants, reflecting the progression made in the North American LTE industry.

“The judges have had an extremely difficult task to narrow down a shortlist of companies as we’ve been inundated with high quality, innovative entries this year,” said Sam Oakley, events manager of the LTE World Series.

“To beat off the competition and get through to the final shortlist is a real testament to the hard work and excellence shown by these service and solution providers. The high level of quality entries also shows the prestige of the LTE North America Awards, which ensures global and industry-respected recognition for those who are shortlisted.”

The full shortlist of companies including their products and services is:

Best Chipset / Processor Product

•             Freescale – QorIQ Qonverge BSC4860 SoC

•             Qualcomm – Snapdragon S4 MSM8960

•             Vitesse Semiconductor – VeriTime™ Chipset – SynchroPHY™ 1GE, 10GE, 10GE OTN PHYs and Carrier Ethernet Switch Engines with integrated LTE-Advanced-ready IEEE 1588v2 Timing

Best LTE Core Network Product

•             Alcatel-Lucent – 9471 Wireless Mobility Manager

•             Cisco Systems, Inc. – ASR 5500

•             F5 Traffix – F5 Traffix Signaling Delivery Controller™ (SDC) enabling VoLTE services in N.America

•             Infoblox Inc – Infoblox 4000 Series DNS appliance family

•             Openet – Voice over LTE

Best LTE Device/Handset

•             Anritsu Company – ME7873L RF Test Conformance System

•             Novatel Wireless – Novatel Wireless MiFi® 4620L Intelligent Mobile Hotspot

Best Test/Measurement LTE Product

•             Agilent Technologies, Inc. – 89600 VSA Software for both LTE/LTE-A Carrier Aggregation and MSR (multi-standard radio)

•             Anritsu Company – ME7834 Mobile Device Test Platform

•             Azimuth Systems – ACE™ MX2 MIMO channel emulator

•             Ixia – IxCatapult X800

•             Shenick Network Systems – TeraVM

Best LTE RAN Product

•             Alcatel-Lucent – 9763 lightRadio Metro Cell Indoor and 9764 lightRadio Metro Cell Outdoor

•             CellMax Technologies – CellMax range of ultra-high efficiency antennas

•             Nokia Siemens Networks – Flexi Zone

•             Reverb Networks, Inc. – InteliSON® Antenna-based Self-Organized Network Solution

•             SpiderCloud Wireless – SpiderCloud Wireless Enterprise Radio Access Network (E-RAN)

Best LTE Traffic Management Product

•             ByteMobile – Citrix ByteMobile T1100 Traffic Director

•             Openwave Mobility – Openwave Mobility Media Optimizer

•             SEVEN Networks – SEVEN Open Channel

•             Tekelec – Diameter Signaling Router (DSR)

•             Tektronix Communications – Iris Suite

Best Backhauling Solution

•             Alcatel-Lucent – Alcatel-Lucent Mobile Backhaul Solution

•             Cisco Systems, Inc.- Cisco ASR and nV Solution

•             RAD Data Communications – ETX-5300A Carrier Ethernet Aggregation Platform

•             Telco System – T-Marc 3312

Most Innovative LTE Application/Service

•             Gemalto – OTA LTE Advanced

•             MetroPCS Communications, Inc. – MetroPCS’ Deployment of Commercial VoLTE Services

•             Openet – Interaction Gateway

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