The LTE Awards 2012 are taking place on the 23rd May, at the El Xalet, Montjuic, Barcelona

A recent report from the GSA stated that more than 300 operators around the world have now committed to commercial deployment of LTE or are engaging in trials. As the next generation mobile technology continues to spread and extend across the world it makes sense to recognise, celebrate and reward the great innovations that are being made in the industry. Now in its third year, the annual LTE Awards, in associated with Telecoms.com, are now established as the leading event of its kind.

Co-located with the LTE World Summit 2012, the awards take place on the evening of the 23rd, at the El Xalet, Montjuic, Barcelona and is sure to be a glamorous and entertaining evening for all participants.

Ahead of the LTE Awards 2012 event, here is a full run down of all the 10 categories and all 48 of the shortlisted companies. The winners will be picked by an independent panel of judges, consisting of leading industry experts, during a two week assessment process.

Be sure to check back after the event to find interviews with the sponsors and the winners and in the mean time, here is the awards shortlist in full.

Category 1 – Best LTE Device/Handset

  • AVM GmbH
  • Cisco Systems
  • Panasonic Systems Communication
  • ZTE Corporation

Category 2 – Best Test/Measurement LTE Product

  • Actix
  • Anite
  • Anritsu
  • Ascom
  • Azimuth Systems
  • Newfield Wireless
  • Rohde & Schwarz

Category 3 – Most Significant Development for Commercial LTE Network by an Operator

  • CSL Limited
  • Etisalat
  • KT Corp
  • Smart Communications

Category 4 – Most Significant Development for Commercial LTE Network by a Vendor:

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • ZTE Corporation

Category 5 – Most Innovative LTE Commercial Launch

  • Huawei Technologies
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Samsung Electronics
  • ZTE Corporation

Category 6 – Best LTE Core Network Element

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Mavenir Systems
  • Symmetricom
  • Tekelec
  • ZTE Corporation

Category 7 – Best LTE RAN Product

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • CellMax Technologies
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Samsung Electronics
  • ZTE Corporation

Category 8 – Best Contribution to R&D for LTE

  • Gemalto
  • Huawei Technologies
  • JSC Ingenium

Category 9 – Best LTE Traffic Management Product

  • Alcatel Lucent
  • Allot Communications
  • Bytemobile
  • Comptel Corporation
  • Metaswitch
  • NetworksOpenet

Category 10 – Best Chipset / Processor Product

  • Freescale
  • GCT Semiconductor
  • Renesas Mobile Corporation
  • Texas Instruments
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