Awards Winners 2020


SCF Small Cell Awards 2020 winners

Celebrating the very best in industry innovation and commercial excellence across 10 categories, the SCF Small Cell Awards category winners represent the depth and breadth of the industry and the diverse and impressive developments in small cells in 2019 and 2020.

1. Excellence in Commercial Deployment (Urban)

Airspan and Jio
India’s largest small cell deployment

2. Excellence in Commercial Deployment (Enterprise)

Corning and Druid Software
Small cells supporting better healthcare

3. Excellence in Commercial Deployment of Rural, Remote and Temporary Small Cells

Telet Research
Chalke Valley Project – Rural connectivity using 5G standalone radios

4. Software and Services – Management, automation and orchestration

Ranplan Wireless
Automated cloud-based network planning and optimization

5. Development of new architecture providing a clear path to future networks (5G, hyperdensity, vRAN)

Architecture agnostic xApps-enabled dRAX intelligent RAN controller

6. Commercial Small Cell Design and Technology (Network & Xhaul)

SK Telecom
Dual-mode RF repeater commercialization

7. Outstanding Innovation in Small Cell Technology or Architecture

Analog Devices
Quad-channel, wideband RF transceiver platform

8. Outstanding Innovation in Small Cell Business Case

BT Wholesale
Neutral-host, JOTS-based, virtualized in-building small cell solution

9. Outstanding contribution to open RAN and core platforms and ecosystems

Open 5G software seed code contribution

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

Vanu Inc
Small cell solutions for off-grid markets

Judges’ Choice

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
Athena Planning Services AI and machine learning optimization tools

Individual Contribution to SCF Activities

Vicky Messer, Picocom
Leading 5G small cell product definition and leading 5G FAPI
network monitor specs

Chair’s Award

Ganesh Shenbagaraman, Radisys
Driving the development of the 5G-nFAPI specification; and management solutions for 5G-nFAPI based SCN solutions


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