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2014-05-15 | Phil Tuohy, Head of Network Operation at O2

"We kicked off this automation initiative with Nokia in 2009 to manage alarms more efficiently and reduce network energy. By 2011, booming smartphone use meant that special events such as music festivals were becoming an increasingly important challenge, so the solution’s scope was broadened to enhance capacity in concentrated areas. iSON Automation for Operations has helped to bring about a complete operational transformation for O2, freeing operations personnel for more proactive maintenance tasks.  We are proud to have partnered with Nokia to jointly win this award."

2014-05-14 | Editor of Global Telecoms Business, Alan Burkitt-Gray (chaired the judging panel)

"We were impressed by the number and quality of nominations this year – the most we have ever had – so it was a special triumph for Nokia and Telefónica O2 to be among this year’s winners. This was an outstanding project and well deserves its award. This project stood out, even though the competition was strong, and it just had to be among the winners. Well done to all involved."

2014-05-11 | Andrey Ushatskiy, Chief Technical and IT officer at MTS Group

"VoLTE and telco cloud are principal technologies that will help us address new business opportunities and deliver a superior voice experience to our customers. This live implementation of virtualized VoLTE with our long-standing partner, Nokia, is an important proof-of-concept and shows our commitment to offering our customers the most advanced voice services possible. We expect that the compound annual growth of mobile data traffic will reach 79% by 2020 and have to prepare our networks to deliver a quality mobile broadband experience to our customers."

2014-05-07 | Dr. Seizo Onoe, Chief Technology Officer at NTT DOCOMO

"We chose Nokia as our partner for the 5G research project based on its clear vision as well as its extensive mobile broadband experience and technology leadership."

2014-05-05 | Shaygan Kheradpir, CEO of Juniper Networks

"Rapid adoption of LTE and the 4G mobile core opens up a wealth of opportunities for new service creation for our customers. We believe operators need a High-IQ mobile edge that connects their infrastructure to the telco cloud and leverages network and service virtualization throughout. Nokia and Juniper are focused on providing open networking solutions that matter most to mobile operators to enable carriers to become Cloud Builders in order to speed service delivery and optimize their cloud networks."

2014-05-04 | Peter Jarich, Vice President, Current Analysis

In the same way that cloud computing transformed the IT industry, telco cloud dynamics are radically changing how mobile operators plan to deploy, operate and manage their networks through virtualization and software defined networking. Nokia and Juniper’s expanded partnership fits well into this evolution, strengthening the telco cloud ecosystem in the process.

2014-04-28 | Steve Marquess, OpenSSL Software Foundation

“The OpenSSL Project welcomes NSN’s support in helping prevent issues like ‘Heartbleed’ from recurring. This is by far our largest donation to date, highlighting NSN’s position as an industry leader in safeguarding security.”

2014-04-15 | Professor Theodore S. (Ted) Rappaport, Conference Organizer and Founder and Director of NYU WIRELESS

"Demand for data transmission is skyrocketing, and while the millimeter wave spectrum and new technologies hold the promise of increasing consumer peak data rates by up to a thousand-fold over today’s cellphones, it is vital that corporate leaders and governments step up their timetable to commit to opening up the spectrum above 20 GHz while launching standards activities for bringing about innovation that will spawn tremendous advances in consumer products. The Brooklyn 5G Summit will bring together the top minds throughout the globe to accelerate our drive for solutions."

2014-03-18 | Mr. Song Wang, Founder, Chairman and CEO of ChinaCache

"We are very excited to work with NSN to develop next-generation mobile CDN technology. In China, the deployment of 4G networks is extremely aggressive. With next-generation mobile CDN technologies enabled by Liquid Applications, ChinaCache will be in a position to become a partner of choice for telecom operators, allowing them to deliver content from the base station to improve transmission efficiency and save costs in backbone network upgrades."