GSMA MWC 2009: Orange and UMA Today Announce Winners of Second Annual UMA Innovation Awards

UMA Today, an international consortium of companies leading the adoption of 3GPP UMA technology today announced the winners of the Second Annual UMA Innovation Awards 2009. Presented at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, the awards recognized seven leading companies for their excellence and innovation in UMA-based products and services. Yves Tyrode, head of TechnoCentre with Orange/France Telecom Group, hosted the awards ceremony.

The winners are:

* Best UMA Mobile Handset – 3G Phone: Sony Ericsson G705u
* Best UMA Mobile Handset – Feature Phone: Nokia 6301
* Best UMA Mobile Handset – Smart Phone: RIM BlackBerry Curve 8320
* Best UMA Handset Portfolio: Samsung
* Best UMA Handset Platform: ST-Ericsson
* Best UMA CPE: Cisco/Linksys
* UMA Today Innovator’s Award: T-Mobile’s @Home fixed-line phone service

“I would like to congratulate the winners of the 2009 innovation awards, and thank them for the important role they’ve played in enabling a number of compelling convergence services,” commented Steve Shaw, a spokesperson for UMA Today.

Since becoming a 3GPP standard in 2006, UMA technology has quickly gained popularity as a proven approach to fixed-mobile convergence through worldwide deployments. Today, more than 12 mobile operators have deployed UMA-based services, and more than 30 leading vendors are developing UMA-based products.

For more information about the UMA Innovation Awards and the products and services propelling the market forward, visit www.UMAToday.com.

About UMA Today

UMA Today is an international consortium of companies joined together to lead the adoption of 3GPP UMA Technology around the world. UMA Today publishes the UMA Today Magazine, maintains the website, hosts Webinars and is involved in other industry activity to promote UMA technology. For more information, please visit www.UMAToday.com.

About 3GPP UMA/GAN Technology

UMA is the commercial name for the global 3GPP ‘GAN’ standard for fixed-mobile convergence (FMC). UMA enables secure, scalable access to mobile voice, data and IMS services over broadband IP access networks. By deploying UMA, mobile operators can deliver a number of compelling FMC services. The most well-known applications of UMA include dual-mode handsets, terminal adaptors and 3G femtocells. Leading operators around the world have embraced UMA as the foundation for their FMC strategies, including France Telecom/Orange, T-Mobile US, Rogers Wireless, TeliaSonera and Cincinnati Bell.

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