This blog is by Kevin Pang at Nokia Solutions and Networks.
Talk about an exciting run up to the Chinese New Year! During the past few weeks, NSN has collected three industry awards in China in recognition of its innovation and leadership in TD technology, including its pioneering work over the past 15 years in developing and commercializing technologies around TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE.
On December 20, 2013, NSN received two awards at the China Communications and Technology Conference*, an annual event focused on new technology, business and trade, and “the future of a fast-changing industry” with the theme: “Winning 4G – Widening the Future.”
NSN received the “Golden Award – 2013 Annual Contributor for China’s Communications Industry” as well as the “Annual Best Solution for 4G” award for its “outstanding contributions over the past 15 years and for numerous innovations in TD-LTE technology.”
One of the most significant industry game changers in China was the issuance in 2013 of its first 4G licenses, signifying the official start of TD-LTE commercialization in the country.
Less than three weeks later in Beijing on January 8, 2014, NSN was awarded for being a “Company with Outstanding Contribution to TD Technology” by the Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance (TDIA), comprising China’s Expert Committee for TD Technology Innovation and Ecosystem Development and the industry at large.
This award was in recognition of NSN’s continuous contributions to TD technology development, and senior Chinese officials from government ministries as well as top executives from China Mobile, China Telecom and other telecommunications enterprises were present at the ceremony.
All three awards reflect recognition of our leadership role around TD technologies in China, where NSN has manufacturing, R&D, sales and service resources that serve a global marketplace.
Last October, China Mobile, China’s leading mobile operator, announced it had chosen NSN to implement a significant share of its TD-LTE network, which is the world’s largest. Shortly thereafter, NSN won an LTE contract with wireless broadband operator China Telecom, who selected NSN as a major partner for its nationwide LTE rollout.
“The momentum is exciting. The awards certainly underscore NSN’s efforts over the past years,” said Maggie Ma, NSN’s head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs for Greater China: “And we’re confident that we have more to contribute to China’s mobile network success in the future.”
* This annual summit for the industry was co-hosted by the China Institute of Communications (CIC), the China Communications Industry Association (CCIA), the China Center for Information Industry Development (CCID) and Communications Weekly magazine.
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