• 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 evening reception at the Small Cells World Summit on Tuesday 23 May 2017 at the Intercontinental O2 Hotel.

2017 Shortlist

1. Excellence in Commercial Deployment (URBAN)

  • JCDecaux – JCDecaux Multi Small Cell Solution
  • Ericsson & China Unicom – Ericsson & China Unicom Deliver Robust Indoor Connectivity to 500 Buildings in Beijing
  • Huawei & China Unicom – Massive Deployment of Book RRU Achieves Excellent Residential Network

2. Excellence in commercial deployment (ENTERPRISE)

  • SpiderCloud Wireless – Los Angeles International Airport: Starring Small Cells
  • OpenCell Limited – OpenCell Multi-Operator UK Service
  • ip.access & Druid – Private Small Cell Network Delivering Enhanced Cellular Connectivity and Patient Mobility Across Care Campuses

3. Excellence in Commercial Deployment of a Dense HetNet

  • Kathrein – Commercial Deployment of Kathrein Street Connect: In Ground Antenna System
  • AT&T – 5G Evolution with Small Cells and C-RAN
  • Nokia & CMCC – World’s Largest Multi-Scenario Small Cell Network

4. Excellence in Commercial Deployment of Rural/Remote Small Cells

  • Parallel Wireless & Gilat Connecting the Unconnected in the Outback
  • ip.access, Panasonic Avionics & AeroMobile – Small Cells Delivering 3.5G Inflight Mobile Phone Connectivity
  • Nokia & EE – Using Small Cell Technology to Bring 4G to the UK’s Most Remote Communities

5. HetNet management software and services

  • Nokia – Nokia Simplifies HetNet Solution Site Selection with SCORE
  • Parallel Wireless – Removing Deployment Constraints of Small Cell vRAN and 5G HetNets
  • AirHop Communications – AirHop eSON360 for Hyperdense Indoor Deployments

6. Commercial Small Cell Network Design and Technology

  • SpiderCloud Wireless – Small Cells as a DAS Signal Source
  • Nokia – Flexi Zone Mini-Macro BTS: Extending the Small Cell Category and Use Cases with a High Power Small Cell
  • SK Telecom – SK Telecom’s HPSIM Femto: The World’s First Security-Enhanced Femtocell

7. Commercial Small Cell Backhaul Design and Technology

  • Parallel Wireless & BT – Removing Backhaul Constraints and Cost with BT and Parallel Wireless Backhaul Innovation in Wireless Mesh and In-Ba
  • Vodafone – CrowdCell: Using Macro Radio Network to Backhaul Open-Access Small Cells
  • ZTE Corporation – ZTE LTE-A Relay Node Solution

8. Outstanding Innovation in Small Cell Technology or Architecture

  • Cisco – Open-nFAPI: An Open Source Project to Accelerate the Adoption of Small Cell Forum’s nFAPI Defined Virtualized Small Cell Architecture
  • SK Telecom – SK Telecom’s Cutting Edge Solutions for Small Cell Evolution: 5G Innovations Delivered to Today’s LTE Network
  • Huawei – Lampsite 3.0 Redefines Indoor Digital Economy

9. Outstanding Innovation in Small Cell Business Case

  • Quortus – Quortus and Expeto PaaS (Platform as a Service) Virtual LTE Networks for the Enterprise
  • ip.access – ip.access Neutral Host Multi-Operator Small Cell Solution – SUMO
  • NEC, Vodafone Netherlands, Spidercloud Wireless – Signaalplus Enterprise Connect: A New Vodafone Netherlands Proposition 

10. Social Impact – Promoting Small Cells for Social/Economic/Environmental Development

  • Huawei & Vodafone – Small Cell Innovations in Public Emergency Response and Ubiquitous MBB Enabling 
  • ZTE Corporation – ZTE Drone-based Emergency Communication Solution
  • BT – EE Air Mast Using Small cells

Award winners 2016

  • Excellence in commercial deployment (Residential)


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

  • Excellence in commercial deployment (Enterprise)


    SpiderCloud Wireless US national small cell rollout

  • Excellence in commercial deployment (Urban)


    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 Parallel Wireless meets the FirstNet Vision at Super Bowl 50

  • HetNet management software and services


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

  • Small cell access point design and technology


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

  • Small cell network element design and technology


    SoftBank World’s number one fastest satellite LTE system

  • Small cell backhaul design and technology


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

  • Small cell technology or business case innovation


    CommScope Cell virtualization with OneCell C-RAN small cells

  • Social impact


    Vodafone Foundation ‘Connecting for good’ with Vodafone Instant Network

  • Judges’ choice


    ip.access The Viper Platform

  • Chair’s award

    Mike Cronin


    For his significant contribution to the work of the Interoperability Group

  • Individual contribution to Small Cell Forum activities

    Neil Piercy


    For his work supporting NET aspect of virtualization

  • Outstanding contribution

    Nick Johnson


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

    Lisa Garza


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

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