Andrew Seybold 2010 Choice Award Winners Announced at Annual Wireless Dinner; Categories Included Applications, Devices, Services and Technology

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Wireless Innovators Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei Technologies, Research In Motion and Spectrum Bridge were the winners of the Andrew Seybold Choice Awards for products and services introduced during the past year.

Wireless continues to be an exciting sector of the communications industry and, as evidenced by the innovation reflected in all of the entries to this competition, one that continues to grow in its impact on business and society as a whole. The companies in our sector compete vigorously but they do so around the shared objective of delivering ever greater value to users of wireless technology.

Wireless Innovators Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei Technologies, Research In Motion and Spectrum Bridge were the winners of the Andrew Seybold Choice Awards for products and services introduced during the past year, it was announced last night at the 20th Annual Andrew Seybold Wireless Dinner in the Venetian Hotel and Casino. The event is held in conjunction with CTIA's Spring Wireless exposition, with more than 300 industry participants attending.

The winners and their offerings:

Technology: Spectrum Bridge Inc.'s TV White Spaces Network is a wireless network that uses an intelligent TV white spaces database system to distribute broadband connectivity to assign non-interfering frequencies to white spaces devices and other protected TV band users.

Device: Research In Motion's BlackBerry Bold 9700 is a stylish, premium smartphone that makes it easy for customers to access email and messages, make voice calls, browse the web, and stay organized and entertained wherever they are, all at 3G speed.

Service: Huawei Technologies' MOCN (Multi-Operator Core Network) Solution is a CDMA SingleRAN Enhanced 3900 Base Station Series that provides enhanced BTS3900 series support for CDMA, DorB, LTE, RF, and baseband modules that guarantee smooth evolution.

Application: Alcatel-Lucent's Developer Platform provides cloud-based enterprise tools that enable developers to build, test, manage, and distribute applications across networks, including television, broadband Internet, and mobile.

"We congratulate the winners and at the same time, we want to acknowledge the excellence and imagination of the other finalists," Seybold says. "Wireless continues to be an exciting sector of the communications industry and, as evidenced by the innovation reflected in all of the entries to this competition, one that continues to grow in its impact on business and society as a whole. The companies in our sector compete vigorously but they do so around the shared objective of delivering ever greater value to users of wireless technology."

The Choice Award winners were selected from a group of 12 finalists by a panel of judges deeply versed in the prevailing issues, challenges and opportunities presented by the evolution of the technology and its markets, and according to Seybold, the entries for 2010 represented an exciting view into both the refinement of existing technologies and the visions for the future for users, vendors and developers.

About Andrew Seybold, Inc.

Andrew Seybold, Inc. is dedicated to solving client challenges through strategic consulting, client-specific research and analysis, publications, speaking engagements and educational programs. Company founder Andrew M. Seybold and his partners provide deep technology and business expertise, proven best practices and long-established relationships with industry leaders. Mr. Seybold is highly regarded for his COMMENTARY e-newsletter and the Andrew Seybold Wireless University. For more information, visit http://www.andrewseybold.com.

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