During the recent CDMA America’s Congress in Miami, the CDMA Development Group (CDG) announced the winners of the 3G CDMA Industry Achievement Awards. The awards, held annually since 2000, recognize companies and individuals for excellence in deploying CDMA2000 technology. This year, in light of the changing industry, the CDG added new consumer and enterprise categories to recognize the contributions of players in each of these spaces.
New awards brought new faces to the ceremony: Ralph Simon, chairman of the Mobile Entertainment Forum’s Americas group, selected and presented the consumer awards, while Ed Meskill, publisher and founder of Mobile Enterprise magazine, selected and presented the enterprise awards. “We were delighted when the CDMA World Congress contacted us to help select the winners of the first-ever mobile enterprise awards,” says Meskill.
Meskill presented the enterprise awards to Valkyrie Commissioning Services and Telefónica Móviles. Valkyrie was awarded the first Innovative Wireless Enterprise Solution Implementation Award for its wireless productivity application, which uses mobile phones to access e-mail and supplier information. And Telefónica Móviles was the proud recipient of the Innovative Wireless Enterprise Solution Development award for its wireless security application designed to let users remotely send alarms, emergency signals and event location data to security management centers. The solution is currently being used by the San Miguel Municipality Security Division, Peru. “It was a great feeling,” says Meskill, “to publicly recognize organizations that are working to grow mobile technology in all corners of the world.”
Other awards were presented by Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG, and Gerry Flynn, VP of industry relations of the CDG and director of advanced technology strategy/standards for Verizon Wireless. LaForge remarked at the event: “The CDMA community is leading in the delivery of 3G wireless services across the globe, and there are many accomplishments to recognize. The CDG congratulates all recipients of this year’s awards and applauds their contributions to making CDMA2000 the technology of choice for 3G.”