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Our awards

Our customers know they can rely on us for innovation and quality. Our industry knows it too, every year we’re proud to see our leadership in networking highlighted by awards from prestigious industry groups, technology publications and technical forums. In addition to demonstrating our market leadership, these awards showcase the outstanding capabilities that our products, solutions and services bring to our customers. Here are some of our recent awards:

2018 awards

MEF awards
Oct, 2018

Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) awards

Congrats to the @nokia team at #MEF18 for winning not one, but TWO prestigious MEF awards! One in the Carrier Ethernet & IP category for Nokia's insight-driven automated networking solution (FP-4 + Deepfield + NSP) and the other for best SD-WAN – for the second year in a row - with nuage networks! Judges for these awards are impressive, including global and regional senior analysts from ACG Research, ATLANTIC-ACM, Battle Green Research, Dell’Oro, Frost & Sullivan, Futuriom, IHS Markit, Ovum, and Vertical Systems, along with independent judges. The MEF press release announcing winners can be found here.

Well done team!

Jun, 2018

We were again confirmed as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series following the June 2018 index review.

FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Nokia has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.

Read more about FTSE4Good

Small Cells Awards 2018
Jun, 2018

Small Cell Awards 2018 - Excellence in Commercial Deployment

This award can be won with a small cell deployment that is in currentand commercial use within the Enterprise covering a wide range of settings suc has enterprise buildings, small offices and shopping malls. The judges are awarding new ideas either technical or relating to the business model which has enhanced the small cell offering to the market.

The lead judge for the category provided the following comment:

“In-building cellular deployments at enterprises are challenging as they require close co-ordination with multiple stakeholders including network operators and enterprise venue owners. The judging panel would like to recognize Nokia for the deployment of Flexi Zone indoor small cells for Telefonica Chile in the largest shopping mall in Latin America. The deployment showcased that indoor small cells, in close collaboration with an operator, can significantly improve the user experience and boost network utilization.”

Kyung Mun 
Mobile Experts, Inc.

Leading Lights
May, 2018

Nokia wins Leading Lights Award for Most Innovative Cable/Video Product

This award recognizes the company that has developed a potentially market-leading product, application or strategy that has enabled the launch, deployment or creation of innovative, profitable cable, video, TV or multimedia services during the past year. Nokia has won the award for its virtualized Distributed Access Architecture (vDAA), which has been winning business and attracting attention for its broad range of next-generation and practical capabilities.

Read the full article on the 2018 Leading Lights Winners here

Feb, 2018

Nokia named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies

Nokia has been honored by Ethisphere as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies in the telecommunications category. This award is given annually by Ethisphere, the leading organization for corporate ethics and compliance, following a rigorous and objective evaluation of the company’s policies, processes, social responsibility, governance, and compliance culture. The World's Most Ethical Companies® designation honors companies who recognize their critical role to influence and drive positive change in the business community and societies around the world and work to maximize their impact wherever possible. 

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Feb, 2018

APOLAN Member Awards 2017: Nokia Optical LAN wins GOLD

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, Nokia Optical LAN won a golden plaque with its “LAN Savings Calculator” at the APOLAN Member Awards 2017 in the Promotion category.

The Promotion Award recognizes member companies that have implemented promotion, advertising and marketing initiatives to contribute to the awareness of Passive Optical LAN and its benefits, between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017. The Member Awards is an annual initiative recognizing member companies that have embraced the Association's mission to educate, advocate and promote the global adoption of Passive Optical LAN.

2017 awards

Ohto award
Dec, 2017

“Are You Well” wins 2017 Finnish Security Innovation Award

Nokia Applications & Analytics’ AI Suite and advanced analytics-based “Are You Well” product earned the Finnish Security Innovation Award 2017 by Finnsecurity Ry. The former Comptel product is a mobile application with an intelligent cloud-based back end system, capable of processing IoT sensor data from a user’s mobile phone, and predicting the assistance required by the user.

The system learns a user’s behavioral patterns, connects the user closer to the supporting community and observes the user’s situation in real time while maintaining privacy and data security. It provides an easy entry point for next-generation digital health solutions, enabling family care based on existing devices without requiring additional sensors.

The product is targeted for the global markets, and was introduced to the Finnish market in collaboration with IF Insurance Oyj, a distinguished customer and business partner.

Nov, 2017

TelecomAsia Readers’ Choice & Innovation Awards: CEM Innovation of the Year

Nokia Fastermind (formerly Comptel Fastermind) was named CEM Innovation of the Year in the 10th annual TelecomAsia Readers’ Choice & Innovation Awards. Fastermind was selected for providing artificial intelligence to digital telcos by recommending, predicting, and automating real-time decisions for the next best customer engagement action. Fastermind increases revenue through automated upsell and cross-sell offers, marketing promotions and notifications by targeting the right customers at the right time. Meanwhile, the end user experiences a personalized and contextual customer journey, where relevant service offers or alerts are received at the peak moment of customer value. This is the third consecutive year that a Comptel built solution has been recognized by the TelecomAsia Readers’ Choice & Innovation Awards, after previously winning OSS Innovation of the Year the past two years.

Telco Data Analytic Awards
Nov, 2017

Telco Data Analytic Awards

Most Innovative Use of AI and ML Technology

The winning entry of 'Most Innovative Use of AI and ML Technology' contained the following Nokia AVA powered solutions:

  • Mobility Analysis & Optimization uncover patterns in subscribers' movements around the network, making optimization recommendations by learning from the best performing parts of the network. With this approach, it is possible to reduce dropped calls by up to 35 percent and time needed for optimization activities by 60 percent.
  • With Spectral Performance Analysis, we use same kind of approach to enable dividing cells into smaller zones with similar usage and radio signal characteristics. Simulations show a potential of 15 percent increase in ROI through more granular capacity planning.
  • In addition, Similar Ticket Recognition, Cell Site Degradation Prediction and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) introduced in the earlier article were included in the scope of the award.
Glotel award
Nov, 2017

Glotel Awards 2017: AI Initiative of the year

"If you believe the media, the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will almost certainly lead to Armageddon or (at the very least) losing your job to a robot.

Here at Nokia, we’re more optimistic. For one thing, our engineers have decades of experience and building an AI to replace them would be unfeasibly expensive and difficult! No, we see AI complementing our workforce and improving service delivery – we think of it more as ‘Augmented Intelligence’ supporting an experienced engineer, providing insights and solutions to help our engineers do their job. This approach is central to the Shannon Intelligence framework developed by Nokia Bell Labs, and named after a former employee, Claude Shannon, the so-called ‘father of information theory’. 

We’re already making this a reality with the launch of new Analytics Services powered by Nokia AVA, our big data platform. These services use AI tools including Similar Ticket Recognition, our MIKA digital assistant and software ‘robots’ to automate repetitive, time intensive tasks."  Dennis Lorenzin, head of Network Planning and Optimization, Global Services, Nokia