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GTI Awards 2019

Report in Collaboration with the GSMA Highlights Best Practice from National 5G Plans

2019-02-26 16:45:00| Source:

GTI Awards 2019 was presented at the GTI Night held on Feb 22nd, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. A great many high-level representatives from global operators, industry partners as well as organizations attended the event.

A total of 2 operators from 9 industrial partners across terminal, chipsets, network infrastructures, test systemsverticals won awards on "Innovative Breakthrough in Mobile Technology", "Innovative Mobile ServiceApplication""Market Development" for remarkable contributions made in each area. In addition, 9 individuals were granted "Honorary Award" for their technicalmarketing efforts that have brought significant credit to the industryGTI.


Founded in 2012, the GTI Awards program aims to acknowledge achievementssuccess of industry players in 4G commercializationits evolution5G development across a wide range of market segments.

Award Category


Award Introduction

Innovative Breakthrough in Mobile Technology Award


 Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform

· World’s first commercial mobile platform supporting multi-gigabit 5G

· World’s first announced Computer Vision ISP (CV-ISP)

· 4th Gen Qualcomm® AI Engine with new AI Accelerators

· Support both Sub-6 GHzmmWave frequency bands


 Kirin 980

· Worlds first mobile SoC with 7nm process

· First SoC to support LTE Cat.21, DL 1.4Gbps

· Industry leading Dual SIM Dual VoLTE

· Powerful AI with dual NPUs to bring rich AI experience


 E2E Stand Alone 5G Portfolio

· Proved the feasibility of the 3.5GHz SA independent networking.

· 16T16R AAU provides better economic efficiency

· Showcased the advantages of the SA architecture


 5G Pre-Commercial Device

· The World 1st  5G pre-commercial device

· Used in Pyeongchang Olympics 2018Super Bowl 2018

· Real hands-on experience on key technologies, mmWave,, Beam control, 4G-5G interworking,etc.


 PropSIM F64 5G Performance Test Solution

· Industry leading channel emulation solution

· 3D Massive MIMO testing supported for LTE5G NR

· Sophisticated channel modeling tools to accurately model propagation in real networks

· Support all 5G NR carrier BW up to 400 M, carrier aggregation supported up to 1.2GHz


 Operator Integrated Private LTE system

· Worlds leading industry network solution.

· Establish data connectivity between the UEexternal network.

· Offer Telco grade communication services scaled down.

· Secure authentication, authorizationcommunication integrity of both Private LTE usersO&M staff.


 NEX 5G MMMB smartphone prototype

· 2G, 3G, 4G5G including sub6mmW

· Commercial-grade sizeappearance

· Interconnectioninterworking with the network device via OTA

· Qualcomm Snapdragon 855X50 5G modem inside

Innovative Mobile ServiceApplication Award


 MEC Application

· Support EPC5GC, smooth evolution

· No need to upgrade the existing network element

· Support non-cloudcloud deployment

· Rich global deployment practices

Tendency, Huawei, China Mobile


 Large-scale Commercialized NB-IoT Connected Electric Vehicles

· NB-IoT Technology

· 3 Million Connections as 2018 World’s Largest NB-IoT Commercial  Deployment

· Innovative Mobile ServiceApplication

Market Development Award


 Massive 5G Commercialization

· 30+ Commercial Contracts & 50+ MOUs

· Equipment Shipment 30000+ & Deployment 10000+

· End to End 5G Products & Solutions

· Fast DeploymentCommercial Maturity

Reliance Jio

 Rapid 4G LTE Network Development

· Largest all 4G / all IP network in India

· First exclusively VoLTE network

· Reduced cost of data in India 93% to $0.15 per GB

· Launched first 4G “smart” feature phone

· Full suite of digital services

Honorary Award

Bosco Choi


Bosco Choi, as a Business Development Manager in Anritsu, takes the leadership role in GTI 5G device certificationsets up links between GTI3GPP RAN5.

Victoria Wang


Victoria Wang coordinates Ericsson participationcontributions to GTI’s technical worksupport presentations in many GTI events.

Taylor Tan


Taylor Tan participated in GTI 5G eMBB in Jan. 2017. He works as the GTI task leader of PoC taskPre-commercial trial task in 5G Sub6G projectmade a great contribution to promote the 5G industry.

I-Kang Fu


Dr. I-Kang Fu has been serving as the project lead of GTI 5G eMBB sub-6GHz project to coordinate with task leads to promote the tasks forwarddeliver many GTI white papers.

Diane Dingwei Lu


Dr Diane Dingwei Lu takes the lead role in composing 5G S-Modules White paperThe Vertical Market report. She designsdevelops innovative 5G S-Modules, solutionsapplications that address challenges faced by GTI operators.

Kathleen Leach


Kathleen Leach is a 20+ year veteran of the Telecom industry. As the chair, she drives the collaboration between the WGsother GTI Chairs, the Secretary Generalthe GTI Secretariat.

Paul Cooper


Paul Cooper has worked in the RF semiconductor industry for 43 years. Paul’s role with GTI has been to establish Qorvo as the leader of the GTI’s sub-6GHz RF taskIoT task.

Thomas Eyring

(Rohde & Schwarz)

Mr. Eyring is a project lead for 3G TTCN protocol test. He started to join GTI Workshops in Sept. 2011 (GTI WS#2)helped to create a GTI scheme for device acceptance successfully testing.

Bernard Bureau


Bernard Bureau actively participated in GTI eventsgave presentation to the workshop which has deeply impressed the membersinfluenced the 5G industry.


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