• Small Cell Industry Awards 2017

The shortlist for the Small Cell Forum Industry Awards has now been announced. Congratulations to all the shortlisted companies, and our thanks to all those who took the time and effort to submit entries.

The winners will be announced as part of the gala dinner at the Small Cells World Summit on Wednesday 11 May 2016 at the Intercontinental O2 Hotel.

2016 Shortlist

1. Excellence in commercial deployment (RESIDENTIAL)

  • Nokia, T-Mobile & Qualcomm – T-Mobile 4G LTE CellSpot
  • SK Telecom – Smart femtocell solutions for the residential environment
  • Node-H GmbH – Small cells made easy

2. Excellence in commercial deployment (ENTERPRISE)

  • CommScope & Qualcomm – Demand-pull densification in small-medium business locations
  • Huawei & Vodafone – Super connected MWC16 exhibition halls enabled by Vodafone Spain & Huawei
  • SpiderCloud Wireless – US national small cell rollout

3. Excellence in commercial deployment (URBAN)

  • ip.access & PMN – Automotive small cell network at MIRA UK City Circuit
  • Parallel Wireless & M1 – Delivering seamless mobility and high throughput to public transit riders with M1 and Parallel Wireless in-vehicle HetNet Technology
  • Jio, Airspan & Qualcomm – Jio, in collaboration with Airspan and Qualcomm, taking urban small cells to center stage

4. Excellence in commercial deployment (RURAL & REMOTE)

  • Cisco, Thales, Klas Telecom & NetNumber – Cisco, Thales, Klas Telecom and NetNumber Deploy LTE Network in a Backpack
  • KT & Qucell – KT’s commercial outdoor small cell with various backhaul solutions for rural area
  • Parallel Wireless – Parallel Wireless meets the FirstNet Vision at Super Bowl 50

5. HetNet management software and services

  • SK Telecom – Vendor-independent centralized analytics-based SON
  • Jio & AirHop Communications – JioSON powered by eSON from Jio and AirHop Communications
  • iBwave & SpiderCloud Wireless – The “zero disruption” deployment solution

6. Small cell access point design and technology

  • Parallel Wireless – Creating cost effective instant coverage on demand with in-vehicle small cells
  • Huawei – Huawei LampSite2.0: New Breakthrough for Indoor Network Digitalization
  • Nokia – World’s first small cells to deliver more than 1Gbps peak data rates

7. Small cell network element design and technology

  • Cisco & Jio – Cisco and Jio create next generation converged small cell core architecture to deliver high-speed LTE and Wi-Fi services
  • Parallel Wireless & Radisys – Reducing costs and time to market: Enabled by Radisys software for 3G gateway functionality on Parallel Wireless HetNet gateway
  • SoftBank – World’s number one fastest satellite LTE system

8. Small cell backhaul design and technology

  • Gilat Satellite Networks – High-speed satellite backhaul for Rural & Remote LTE Small Cells
  • SK Telecom – SK Telecom’s Smart Wireless Backhaul Solution
  • Vodafone & Huawei – Innovative 60 GHz solution for small cell outdoor deployment

9. Small cell technology or business case innovation

  • ZTE Corporation – QPower – ZTE Innovative LTE over power line communication solution
  • CommScope – Cell virtualization with OneCell C-RAN small cells
  • Swisscom & Kathrein – How Swisscom and Kathrein put antennas underground

10. Social impact – promoting small cells for social/economic/environmental development

  • Lime Microsystems – Enriching the life of disadvantaged rural communities
  • ip.access & Digicel – Project Canopé: 2G/3G small cells to connect remote villages in French Guiana
  • Vodafone Foundation – ‘Connecting for good’ with Vodafone Instant Network

Judges’ Choice Award

  • Quortus & ACS – Quortus and ACS – Mobile Edge Computing for the Enterprise
  • ip.access  – The Viper Platform
  • Swisscomm & Kathrein – How Swisscom and Kathrein put antennas underground

Award winners 2016

  • Excellence in commercial deployment (Residential)

    Nokia_logoT-Mobile_logoQualcomm_logo

    Nokia, T-Mobile & Qualcomm T-Mobile 4G LTE CellSpot

  • Excellence in commercial deployment (Enterprise)

    SpiderCloud

    SpiderCloud Wireless US national small cell rollout

  • Excellence in commercial deployment (Urban)

    Parallel-Wireless-logoM1_logo

    Parallel Wireless & M1 Delivering seamless mobility and high throughput to public transit riders with M1 and Parallel Wireless in-vehicle HetNet Technology

  • Excellence in commercial deployment (Rural & Remote)

    Parallel-Wireless-logo

    Parallel Wireless Parallel Wireless meets the FirstNet Vision at Super Bowl 50

  • HetNet management software and services

    Jio_logoJio_logo

    Jio & AirHop Communications JioSON powered by eSON from Jio and AirHop Communications

  • Small cell access point design and technology

    Nokia_logo

    Nokia World’s first small cells to deliver more than 1Gbps peak data rates

  • Small cell network element design and technology

    SoftBank_Logo

    SoftBank World’s number one fastest satellite LTE system

  • Small cell backhaul design and technology

    Vodafone_LogoHuawei_Logo

    Vodafone & Huawei Innovative 60GHz solution for small cell outdoor deployment

  • Small cell technology or business case innovation

    CommScope

    CommScope Cell virtualization with OneCell C-RAN small cells

  • Social impact

    Vodafone_Logo

    Vodafone Foundation ‘Connecting for good’ with Vodafone Instant Network

  • Judges’ choice

    ip.access_logo

    ip.access The Viper Platform

  • Chair’s award

    Mike Cronin

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    For his significant contribution to the work of the Interoperability Group

  • Individual contribution to Small Cell Forum activities

    Neil Piercy

    ip.access_logo

    For his work supporting NET aspect of virtualization

  • Outstanding contribution

    Nick Johnson

    ip.access_logo

    In recognition of his long term leadership of the RPH Working Group

    Lisa Garza

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    In recognition of her long term leadership of the Marketing Working Group

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