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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

Telecom Asia Wireless Home Technology of the Year award
Nov, 2018

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.

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!

Best Fixed Access solution
Oct, 2018

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 true Network 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
Oct, 2018

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
Oct, 2018

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
Oct, 2018

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
Sep, 2018

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.

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FTSE
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.

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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