Small Cell Forum Awards

Today we announce the shortlist for the 2016 Small Cell Forum Industry Awards.

Congratulations to the shortlisted companies, and our thanks to all those who took the time and effort to submit entries. The standard of all the submissions was extremely high. Those recognized here really do represent the cream of the industry in terms of innovation, commercial success and deployment excellence.

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.

  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 – 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, Samsung & Qualcomm – Jio, in collaboration with Airspan Networks Inc., Samsung and Qualcomm Technologies, 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 – Project Canope
    • Vodafone Foundation – 'Connecting for good' with Vodafone Instant Network
  11. 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

Find more information about the categories and previous entries on our website.