NEC Wins Femto Forum Award for Femtocell Network Element Design and Technology Innovation
Date: 24 Jun 2010
NEC Corporation (NEC) announced today that it has won the Femto Forum Award, “Femtocell Network Design and Technology Innovation”. This is the second consecutive year that the Femto Forum has recognized NEC with one of its Awards. The Femto Forum Awards recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions made by companies in the femtocell industry.
“No different than in their macro-cell networks, operators are looking for ways to keep the cost of deploying a femtocell in check. While there was no shortage of impressive network innovations submitted for this year’s awards, NEC’s focus on costs combined with standards and scalability – particularly as operators look to launch services across markets – helped its FemtoShare and FemtoCloud offers to stand apart” commented William Webb, Director of Technology Resources, Ofcom, on behalf of the judging panel.
“NEC is providing its customers such as Network Norway, SOFTBANK MOBILE and SFR with a range of proven and established femtocell solutions,” said Anil Kohli, General Manager Femtocell Solutions, NEC Europe. “We are honoured and delighted to have won this prestigious Award.”
“NEC has always been a leader in the femtocell market and continues to provide its customers with solutions comprising hardware, services, applications and business cases,” said Anil Kohli, General Manager Femtocell Solutions, NEC Europe Ltd. “NEC is leading the development of innovative femtocell solutions, working closely with its technology partners.”
The judging panel consisted of Prof. William Webb, Director of Technology Resources, Ofcom; Dean Bubley, Director, Disruptive Analysis; Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Light Reading Mobile; Caroline Gabriel, Research Director, Rethink Technology Research; Steve Hartley, Principal Analyst, Ovum; Peter Jarich – Service Director, Current Analysis; Aditya Kaul, Practice Director, Mobile Networks, ABI Research; Mike Roberts, Principal Analyst, Informa, Sam Samra, Senior Director, Technical Programs, CDMA Development Group; Adrian Scrase, Secretary / CTO, 3GPP.