We are recognized by our customers and the industry for our leadership in shaping the future of technology
Nokia Bell Labs wins the NATAS Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for the pioneering development of the CCD image sensor
Nokia honored in Bloomberg’s 2020 Gender-Equality Index (GEI)
The GEI tracks the financial performance of a growing list of public companies committed to supporting gender equality through policy development, representation, and transparency. Read more
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Nokia named one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute in 2020
Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical and responsible business practices, selected 132 companies representing 51 industries from 21 countries as the 2020 winners of this prestigious award. Read more
Nokia Deepfield awarded best secured network initiative at 2019 Broadband World Forum
Nokia was recognized for our “360-degree DDoS protection“ solution featuring superior DDoS detection, enhanced with big-data analytics and a unique router-based DDoS mitigation approach that helps maximize cost savings and implementation of a self-defending network.
Nokia named one of the world's most reputable companies for corporate responsibility in 2019
Nokia has been named as one of the top one hundred of the world’s most reputable companies for corporate responsibility in 2019. The list published by Forbes was compiled by the Reputation Institute honoring companies who are making significant strides in gaining the public’s trust and positively impacting society by strengthening their commitment to corporate responsibility.
GSMA MWC-19 Global Mobile Award for 5G Leadership
Nokia for Nokia 5G Future X – Unleashing the Potential of 5G
GSMA presented the 5G leadership award for the first time at MWC-19 and Nokia was the inaugural winner. The award recognizes that Nokia’s 5G Future-X will unleash the full potential of the 4th industrial revolution. In the words of the judges, Nokia’s “winning entry demonstrates leadership across the 5G ecosystem – through innovation, collaborative R & D, a wide range of industry partnerships and significant contribution across both the technical and business aspects of 5G.” Nokia’s 5G Digital Design system is a use-case-driven design approach that addresses all aspects of the network, ensuring service and business objectives are met. This process shortens the time to market by 10x, increases operational efficiency 10x, and reduces design & development failures by a factor of 10.
GSMA MWC-19 Global Mobile Award for 5G Industry Partnership
Hamburg Port Authority, Deutsche Telekom & Nokia for First Large Scale Industrial Commercial 5G Trial
The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), Deutsche Telekom and Nokia deployed a 5G network in the 8,000-hectare Port of Hamburg. It has evolved from a proof of concept testbed into an operational network which impressed the judges “because network slicing can be challenging in such a complex and changing environment.” The Hamburg port is the 3rd largest container harbor in Europe. The 5G network architecture is the only option for managing a complex infrastructure more efficiently and effectively than running expensive fibre. Implemented use cases at Hamburg range from secure automated port operations to traffic management via connected, intelligent transportation systems.
Telecom Asia Wireless Home Technology of the Year award
The Nokia WiFi solution won the Telecom Asia Wireless Home Technology of the Year award, with its ability to offer a faster, better, smarter and seamless service on every device, in every corner of the home.
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!
Broadband Award 2018: Best Fixed Access solution
This award recognizes Nokia for spurring development in fixed access and improving the end-user experience, and making a real contribution to the industry. Since the beginning of PON, Nokia has arguably done more than any other technology provider to support the adoption of fiber broadband, taking the technology faster and further than ever before. Nokia's fiber access solutions have a long history of industry firsts, including the first mass deployment of FTTH, the first Gigabit service and the first NG-PON deployment. Nokia's recent innovations are all in the same vein: fixed access network slicing allows network operators to provide a trueNetwork as a Service; Nokia Fiber Access solution is the first to support a multi-vendor ONU-OLT environment through vOMCI (virtual ONU management and control interface). It decouples OLT and ONT management software and allows any control interface specification to be used to connect various vendors' ONTs to a single OLT. This gives network operators greater choice and flexibility, which reduces both CAPEX and OPEX costs.
Broadband Award 2018: Best Wireless Broadband
Nokia received recognition for its Wireless PON solution which allows operators to extend their fiber networks with 60 GHz 802.11ad WiGig technology. Operators globally look to wireless technology as a new, low cost alternative for connecting homes. On the surface, it looks like the worlds of wired and wireless are colliding, but what we see are two uniquely different broadband networks maturing and evolving in ways that are mutually beneficial, with fiber as the high-speed access infrastructure and wireless providing a cost-effective connection to the home. This really improves the service provider's business case. More importantly, it makes it so that we can add gigabit services to subscribers out beyond the normal fiber footprint.
Broadband Award 2018: Best Network Convergence
Access to the network is capital intense. The only option to reduce the investment risk is to have the physical networks scale over more users, more services and more market segments.
One of the first applications of virtualization in the fixed network is being pioneered by Nokia. Network slicing is a virtualization use case that enables a single infrastructure to run virtual access networks. By slicing the infrastructure into independent virtual networks, operators can maximize usage for different services, while protecting performance and simplifying operations. This changes the perspective for network service providers to offer the Network as a Service (NaaS).
Network slicing gives full flexibility to manage, operate and automate services on top of the physical network. This is different from traditional active network sharing where the access network is purely managed by the network provider with limited real-time interaction and control for other operators.
Broadband Award 2018: Best Broadband Delivering Social Impact
Innovation is never done just for the sake of innovation. This award, recognizing the social impact of broadband, was a joint award won by Nokia and Chorus for their project realized in New Zealand. Connectivity is an essential part of New Zealand's growing economic and social infrastructure, and especially important for rural communities. Chorus and the New Zealand government, with the support of Nokia, partnered together on the Rural Broadband Initiative to radically improve connectivity in the most remote parts of the country. The programme has delivered 1 Gb/s fibre broadband to 1,000 rural schools, ensuring that students now have access to the same opportunities as their urban counterparts. The availability of gigabit broadband has had a profound impact on rural schools, teachers, students and their communities.
ITU Telecom World Awards 2018
Nokia was the winner in the Smart Emerging Technologies category for our Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING), a managed services offer that permits operators to grow their IoT business more quickly by offering truly seamless IoT services globally. WING tracks devices across a number of access technologies – both licensed and unlicensed – and enables operators to offer enterprise customers low latency global data collection, security and 24/7 connectivity monitoring.
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.
Small Cell Awards 2018 - Excellence in Commercial Deployment
This award can be won with a small cell deployment that is in current and commercial use within the Enterprise covering a wide range of settings such as 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.”
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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.
Finalist, Leading Lights award for Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy
Nokia WING was named a finalist in this category which recognizes the vendor that has unveiled the most innovative Internet of Things/Machine to Machine (IoT/M2M) strategy during the past year. Nokia WING was first launched in February 2017, reaching commercial availability near the end of same year. While we didn’t win, just being named as a finalist amongst companies with years in the IoT/M2M space was an achievement, nonetheless.
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.
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.
“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.
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
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 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
BBWF Awards 2017
The BBWF's annual Broadband Awards are regarded as the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the broadband marketplace. This year, on the 25th of October at the Meistersaal in Berlin, Nokia won two of the most important and relevant Broadband Awards:
1. Achievement in Network Virtualization, awarded for Nokia’s Software Defined Access Network (SDAN) solution launched in early October, is an important recognition for Nokia’s strategy of taking a pragmatic approach that is open, standardized and vendor-agnostic to virtualize those parts of the network that significantly impact a service provider's operations. With SDAN, Nokia has collaborated with more than 30 service providers to address surging customer demand by smoothly integrating legacy as well as new cloud services.
2. Best Consumer 10Gbps consumer service based on next-generation PON, with SK Broadband. South Korea’s SK Broadband is one of the leading service providers in fiber ultra-broadband in terms of network coverage, number of users and speeds offered. Using Nokia’s XGS-PON (next generation fiber offering 10 Gbps symmetrical bandwidth) SK Broadband is greatly improving the broadband experience of its customers. This award underscores Nokia’s leadership in next-generation fiber broadband by working closely with game-changing service providers across the world.
These Broadband Awards are a wonderful recognition of the innovation Nokia is continuously bringing to the market, and the difference we are making to our customers and their customers.
Ovum Industry Congress "On The Radar" Awards 2017
Nokia is the winner in category: Big Data, Analytics & AI
Nokia has applied machine learning and deep learning algorithms to improve the management of mobile networks. Deep learning algorithms analyse unstructured data to identify similar trouble tickets and improve efficiency by 40%. Machine learning used to correlate network data with external sources and predict service degradation up to 7 days in advance. Analytics combined with Robotic Process Automation to process network alarms 5x faster than human operators alone.
Nokia’s 7705 SAR-Hm wireless router was awarded 2017 Smart Grid Product of the Year for making power grids smarter
Announced by IoT Evolution World in September 2017, the award to the Nokia 7705 SAR-Hm wireless router recognizes Nokia’s innovation and leadership in smart grid technologies.
With secure, reliable IP/MPLS services over LTE, the compact and rugged Nokia 7705 SAR-Hm is an integral part of the Nokia utility converged field area network (FAN) solution. It enables utilities to fully realize the promise of smart grids and IoT by making the grids more intelligent and responsive. It facilitates distributed intelligence with optimized machine-to-machine (M2M) communications in the field and can also wirelessly extend IP/MPLS services from wide area networks (WAN). In addition to utilities, it can also be deployed for field operations in transportation, oil & gas, mining and government.
Leadership in IoT award
Nokia won the ‘Leadership in IoT’ award with Nokia worldwide IoT network grid (WING). The award was announced on 14 June at TechXL8 in London. This event celebrated the outstanding contributions in converging areas of technologies.
The concept of a one stop managed service for IoT was first introduced at the World Economic Forum in Davos last year and Nokia WING was launched to the wider industry at MWC17, in Barcelona. Nokia WING is a one stop managed service model for all global IoT needs. Besides the full infrastructure as a service (e.g. including the IoT platform and global Cloud based Core network aaS) we offer provisioning, operations, customer care, security, billing, anything needed to get CSPs' IoT businesses up and running and enterprises connected.
2017 GTB Telecoms Innovation Summit & Awards
Nokia won two awards at the Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Telecoms Innovation Summit held on 23 May in London in the category of “Best Infrastructure Innovation”. The Infrastructure Innovation Award recognizes an exceptional partnership between an operator and an equipment vendor that brings a significant advance in connectivity over any part of the network in terms of bandwidth, quality of service, access, reliability or cost.
Voice Experience Optimization: helped Vodafone Germany identify unresolved network performance issues in the Greater Würzburg area, with a poll of more than 3,000 Vodafone subscribers confirming that voice quality had improved for 57% of the respondents.
Alp Transit Gotthard: Nokia played a pivotal role in deploying the entire communications network that also supports a range of mission-critical operational and passenger services for the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world’s longest and deepest traffic channel that runs under the Alps and connects Zürich, Switzerland to Locarno, Italy.
2017 Irish Laboratory Awards
The winners of the Irish Laboratory Awards 2017 were announced at the gala luncheon on Thursday, May 25th at The Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin, with hundreds of industry figures in attendance. Nokia Bell Labs’ Ollie Burns was presented with the prestigious ‘Staff Member of the Year’ award by Virginia Walls, Communications Officer, Molecular Medicine Ireland.
2017 WBENC Summit & Salute
Nokia was recognized as a WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council) Top Corporation again, along with 50 of the 300+ WBENC Corporate members at the Summit & Salute event. Nokia has been recognized for this prestigious award for the last 10 years. WBENC's America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises is the only national award honoring corporations who are choosing to integrate policies and programs enabling growth and reducing barriers for women-owned businesses; increasing opportunity in new markets – both domestically and internationally; fueling innovation; and empowering communities through economic growth and job creation.
GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards at #MWC17
Nokia won an award in the category “Best IoT Innovation for Mobile Networks” at the 22nd GSMA Global Mobile Awards. This award recognizes Nokia for its innovative IoT (Internet of Things) end to end solution that includes IMPACT which is a standards based platform that securely manages any device across any protocol and application, and can scale to meet the growing IoT needs of our customers. Our solution provides an array of connectivity options including Low Power WAN options such as NBIoT and LORA. To help our customers explore new business models we have over 100 members in the IoT community that engage in collaboration sessions, agile prototyping and market trials with customers. The award was announced on 28 February at the World Mobile Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.