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Broadband InfoVision Awards winners for 2010


November 3, 2010
By Anthony Capkun

November 3, 2010

Winners of the 2010 Broadband InfoVision Awards were honoured at a special gala dinner awards presentation cruise during the Broadband World Forum in Paris, France. Judges of the event are drawn from senior personnel from operators such as China Telecom, AT&T, Orange, PCCW, Etisalat, Telstra, Telus, Korea Telekom and Deutsche Telekom.

“The InfoVision Awards are a tremendous opportunity to celebrate excellence in the broadband industry, and the breadth and calibre of this year’s submissions was unprecedented with more than 145 entries,” said Gavin Whitechurch, director of the Broadband World Forum.

A number of new categories were added this year to reflect the “full
broadband ecosystem and promote the activities of operators and content
providers in the Broadband market place”. The winners of the Broadband
InfoVision Awards are:

Category 1: Best New Service
Dial2Do – HandsFreeAssistant
A productivity service that enables drivers to get more done while
driving, including sending a text message, listening to an email,
updating Twitter, and accessing Google Calendar and Remember the Milk.

Category 2 – Broadband Access Network Technologies and Services
Huawei – 10G PON System
Intended to enable operators to upgrade their existing PON system
smoothly without incurring the need to change the optical distribution
network (ODN), and provides operators with four times the bandwidth
upgrade and full-service carrying capability.

Category 3 – Broadband Network and Services Management and Operations
BT Wholesale – DLM Process
Ensures that broadband lines perform to their maximum capabilities by
adding its own innovations to the industry-wide DLM capability.

Category 4 – Content, Entertainment, Applications and Services
TV Genius – Content Delivery Platform and Relevance Engine
Enhances the TV experience with personalized search options, providing relevant recommendations across TV, mobile and the Web.

Category 5 – Broadband Home: Appliances, Devices, Home Networks & Services
Technicolor – Media Touch 2
A Wi-Fi media tablet with IPTV capabilities based on the Android
operating system, which gives it access to a continually evolving
library of third-party apps, as well as integrating all the elements of
the network provider’s service offering in a single device.


Category 6 – Enabling Silicon and Component-Level Technologies

Juniper Networks – Junos Trio
A purpose-built silicon chipset based on a network instruction set designed and optimized for the next-generation services edge.


Category 7 – Core & MetroNetwork Innovation and Advances

Ciena – 100G Coherent Optical Solution
Enables operators to increase the bandwidth of their existing 10G and
40G fiber infrastructure by 10 and 2.5 times, respectively, through
simple plug-n-play technology components without having to reengineer
their networks or deploy new equipment.

Category 8 – Green Broadband Awards
ZTE Corporation – ZXA10 C300
A multi-service optical access platform (OLT) is a one-size-fits-all
platform offering benefits to any operator looking for a green and
future-proof solution with lower total cost of ownership.

Category 9 – Broadband Innovation of the Year
Alcatel-Lucent – Phantom Mode: Bridging the Gap between Copper and Fiber
Boosts the capabilities of copper-based DSL networks by creating a third virtual pair on top of two physical pairs.

Category 10 – Changing Lives Awards
Telstra – Telstra’s Arnhem Land Fiber Project
Australia’s largest optical fiber and broadband infrastructure projects
undertaken in recent times, the Arnhem Land Fiber Project laid over 800
km of FO cable across fragile terrain, in difficult climatic conditions
between Jabiru and Nhulunbuy.

CLICK HERE for the Broadband World Forum