Dallas, TX, USA, 4 November 2015 – With the event now just a few weeks away, North America’s largest and only LTE-focused event, LTE North America (17-19 November 2015) will return and play host to the 6th Annual LTE Awards, which this year highlight more triumphs and innovations than ever before.
A recent GSMA report revealed North America to be the leader in the global adoption of new mobile technologies, with many operators already launching LTE-A and VoLTE services. Reflecting the increasingly high level of innovation in products and services within the LTE industry, this year was witness to a record amount of entries. The Awards are renowned as a mark of industry excellence and will this year be judged by a panel of senior analysts who are experts on the North American LTE market: Iain Gillott, President, iGR Research; Joe Madden, Principal Analyst, Mobile Experts; Monica Paolini, President, Senza Fili Consulting; Emil Olbrich, Vice President, Network Technologies, Signals Research Group and Berge Ayvazian, Principal Consultant, Wireless 20/20.
“The wide range of nominees for the LTE Awards this year shows the healthy state of the LTE industry”, said Iain Gillott, President of iGR Research, a market research consultancy focused on the wireless and mobile industry. “The companies and solutions nominated clearly demonstrate how the LTE ecosystem is evolving as more networks are deployed worldwide”.
Berge Ayvazian, Principal Consultant at Wireless 20/20 added: “Given this year’s standard of talent and innovation, it was very challenging to arrive at a shortlist for the LTE Awards this year. This reflects the rapid pace of technology innovation for the LTE industry. I congratulate the finalists and look forward to announcing the winners in Dallas this month.”
The winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at the InterContinental Hotel on November 18th. Congratulations to the full shortlist:
Best LTE Core Network Product
Ascom Network Testing – TEMS Monitor Master
NIKSUN – NIKSUN NetMobility
SevOne – SevOne Performance Appliance Solution Version 5.4
Best Test/Measurement Solution
InfoVista – Xeus
PRISMA Telecom Testing – UeSIM
SIGOS GmbH – SIGOS SITE Test System
CommScope – Optical PIM tester
Best LTE Roaming Product
iBasis – InVision, iBasis LTE Roaming Monitoring and Reporting Tool
xCom Global – LTE Roaming Mobile Hotspot
UROS – Goodspeed 4G mobile hotspot by UROS – Uni-fi roaming solutions
Most Innovative LTE Application/Service:
Polystar – Polystar’s ODIN Solution
Parallel Wireless – Parallel Wireless Public Safety (Band 14) LTE Network for MACC Base, NH
Gemalto – Gemalto Cinterion ELS31 M2M Module
KORE – KORE’s global network
NFV Innovation of the Year
Dialogic – PowerMedia XMS
Argela – ProgRAN
Innovation in HetNet Development
Cisco & SpiderCloud Wireless – Cisco & SpiderCloud, Integrated 3G/LTE/Wi-Fi System
Radisys – TOTALeNodeB LTE Small Cell Software for the Cloud-RAN
Airvana – OneCell C-RAN Small Cell System
Kathrein – Kathrein Canister Antenna
Also speaking ahead of the Awards dinner, Monica Paolini, President of Senza Fili Consulting added: “Exciting new developments are emerging in the North American LTE industry as operators expand, add new functionality to 4G networks and explore the future of 5G. As a result, we have seen brilliant innovations from the mobile ecosystem well represented in the LTE awards submissions. We would like to thank all of the participating companies for their ongoing commitment to the LTE industry, and to congratulate the shortlisted finalists. The awards dinner will be a momentous occasion for celebrating North America’s leadership in this field.”
This year’s LTE North America will be co-hosted with a new event, 5G World North America, which is set to be hosted by 4G Americas, a 5G leading organization. In a recent whitepaper produced by 4G Americas titled, 5G Technology Evolution Recommendations, 4G Americas sets out how the industry has already started laying the foundation for 5G and examines the use cases and corresponding key challenges and requirements for wireless beyond 2020.
“4G Americas was instrumental in forging the current LTE leadership position of North America along with the leading service providers in the region and their vendor partners,” stated Chris Pearson, President of 4G Americas. “We have endorsed the LTE North America event with Informa since its inception and are pleased to partner with them again and usher in another era with the new 5G World series. It is a goal of our organization to drive innovation in North America and continue to lead in the development of 5G.”
LTE North America will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA on 17-19 November 2015. To plan your visit, to view the full event programme and speaker list, or to register for the event, please visit the LTE North America website. Alternatively, keep up to date with the event on Twitter using the hashtag #LTENA or by following @LTEWorldSeries. For media information please contact Sian Borrill at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call +44 1636 812152.