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Our awards

Our customers know they can rely on us for innovation and quality. And our industry knows it too – every year we’re proud to see our leadership in networking highlighted by awards from prestigious industry groups, technology publications and technical forums. In addition todemonstrating ourmarket leadership, these awards showcase the outstanding capabilities that our products, solutions andservices bring to our customers. Here are some of our recent awards:

2016 Awards

September 2016

Nokia again listed in DJSI 2016 - industry leader in the Communications Equipment sector

For the second year in a row, Nokia has shown it is a sustainability leader, being listed in the global Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). And this year, we were recognized as an industry leader in the CMT Communications Equipment sector, achieving industry best in 16 out of 21 criteria.

September 2016

CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Award

Nokia won a first place award in the category “Everything Intelligent: Wide Area Networks (5G, 4G and LTE Advanced)” with its Future Cell solution.

September 2016

CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Award

Nokia won both a second place award in the category “Everything Industrial & Enterprise: Industrial IoT (IIoT, M2M, Sensors, RFID, NFC etc.)” and the coveted “Crowd Favorite” award – with more than 8000 popular votes – with its IMPACT IoT with Motive® Connected Device Platform.

September 2016

CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Award

Nokia won a third place award in the category “Everything Industrial & Enterprise: Mobile Enterprise Innovation” with its Unmanned Aerial System Traffic Management (UTM) solution that will provide centralized monitoring and control of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehichles) via a mobile network ensuring automated and safe UAV traffic.

September 2016

The Lean Association of Finland

The Best Lean Projects of the Year in Finland competition took place in their annual seminar on September 1, 2016 in Helsinki, rewarding the best lean projects of 2015. Nokia won the award with its new assembly concept in Oulu Factory, where productivity was improved by +30% and factory lead time was reduced by -30%.

August 2016

Nokia gets the Gold recognition in CSR by EcoVadis 

Nokia has been given the Gold recognition in its CSR evaluation by EcoVadis, a collaborative platform providing supplier sustainability ratings for global supply chains.

July 2016

Nokia reconfirmed in FTSE4Good Index

Nokia has been confirmed a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index with a top score in environment. FTSE4Good is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.

June 2016

Nokia and China Mobile won the award for “Most Significant Development of a Commercial LTE Network”

Together, Nokia and China Mobile conducted a trial of Centralized RAN technology within a TD-LTE network in a sports stadium to demonstrate how the combination can meet the high-speed, high-bandwidth demands generated by big sporting and entertainment events.

May 2016

The city of Amadora awards Nokia Portugal for its social responsibility practices

The Portuguese city of Amadora has awarded Nokia Portugal with the Solidary Company recognition for its contributions in a variety of CSR projects, making a real difference in people’s lives. António Pereira de Oliveira, Country Senior Officer, received the award on behalf of all the colleagues who contribute with their time to several community projects.

May 2016

Mobile Infrastructure Innovation

Nokia won the award for Predictive Optimization, using analytics and automation to boost data speeds in Ooredoo Qatar’s LTE network by 50%.

May 2016

Mobile Infrastructure Innovation

Nokia won the award for deploying a temporary Pop-Up Network to help Vodafone Italy deliver the best event experience at an outdoor rock concert.

May 2016

Business Service Innovation

Nokia won the award for building and operating an IP backbone network for Airtel Africa, providing essential connectivity to over 76 million subscribers across Africa.

May 2016

2016 Leading Lights Award

Nokia won the industry’s most coveted SDN award in 2016, the Leading Lights award for “Most Innovative SDN Product Strategy.”

May 2016

Small Cell Forum Award

Nokia won an award in the category "Small cell access point design and technology" with 'World's first small cells to deliver more than 1Gbps peak data rates' project.

May 2016

Small Cell Forum Award

Excellence in commercial deployment (Residential) category with a 4G LTE CellSpot project, carried out in cooperation with T-Mobile and Qualcomm.

April 2016

Each year Lightwave convenes a panel of independent judges to evaluate new products and score them on based on their innovation. This year we scored a “perfect 5” with the Nokia 1830 PSS 500G Muxponder! Judges were wowed by the card’s flexible capabilities, which are powered by the PSE-2 optical chipset: One judge said: “I believe this product will be the first for both dual-carrier PSE, single-carrier 400G, while in a reasonably dense footprint. It may also be the first commercial product to operate at 45 Gbaud.” On hand at OFC to receive the Lightwave Innovation Review award from Lightwave publisher Rob Stuehrk (left) was Optical Networks head Sam Bucci (center) and Optical Networks marketing head Kyle Hollasch.

April 2016

Red Hat Industry Solution Partner of the Year

Nuage Networks, the Nokia venture focused on software-defined networking solutions, has been named Industry Solution Partner of the Year by Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions.

April 2016

Nuage Networks given "Best Practice Award of 2015" by the SDN/NFV Industry Alliance at China SDN/NFV Conference 2016.

March 2016

Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe and Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Global

The ESI Excellence Global and ESI Excellence Europe indices have reconfirmed our combined company amongst the best rated companies in Europe and among the largest companies worldwide on the basis of the Forum ETHIBEL’s ratings and in accordance with the Ethibel Sustainability Indices Rulebook.


March 2016


Nokia wins Vodafone Group Responsible Supplier Award for 2015

Vodafone recognizes Nokia's high ethical and sustainability standards and marks the culmination of the investment Nokia has made in employee training on its Code of Conduct, ethical business practices as well as the Nokia Life Saving Rules program.

March 2016

Nokia Bell Labs won the Irish Laboratory award in the category “Laboratory Team of the Year”

The award recognizes disruptive innovations of the Small Cells Research Department in Ireland in the past year in the areas of capacity scaling of cellular networks, multi-path networking, the creation of Motive’s Small Cell SON Engine, and enabling the world’s first cellular interaction detection.

February 2016

Nuage Networks, the Nokia venture focused on software-defined networking solutions, named by CRN as a Top 10 SDN Market Leader in the Data Center and Enterprise in 2016.

January 2016

Corporate Knights’ 2016 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

Nokia was again named as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights, a media and investment advisory company.

January 2016

Nokia listed in RobecoSam yearbook

RobecoSam yearbook looks at companies’ sustainability performance in 2015 and Nokia has been listed within the Communications Equipment sector. 


2015 Awards

Readers' Choice & Innovations Awards

December 2015

Telecom Asia's 8th annual Readers' Choice & Innovations Awards

Nokia was awarded "LTE Innovation of the Year" (jointly with StarHub) with LTE-based Network-in-a-box architecture and "CEM Innovation of the Year" with CEM on Demand

November 2015

Nokia People & Planet report awarded by FiBS

FIBS, the leading non-profit corporate responsibility network in Finland, has awarded Nokia People & Planet report as the best in Finland for supply chain and diversity reporting. Our CSR team picked up the awards.


November 2015

Nokia is included in the CDP Supplier Climate A-list

The Supplier Climate A List recognizes companies that are leading in their actions to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change.


Nokia is recognized in the CDP Climate Change A-list

CDP, a leading global organization working with shareholders and companies to disclose greenhouse gas emissions of major corporations, included Nokia in the Climate Change A-list, gave Nokia a perfect score of 100 for its disclosure of climate change data and kept Nokia in the CDP Nordic Climate Disclosure Leadership Index for 2015.

September 2015

Nokia is listed in the DJSI

Nokia is one of the companies recognized within the technology hardware and equipment sector to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), a globally recognized independent benchmark that measures performance across material economic, environment and social criteria.

Small Cell Forum AwardJune 2015

Small Cell Forum Award

Nokia Networks won the Small Cell Forum award in the category “Small cell tool design and technology” with Nokia 3-D Geolocation.

Pipeline Innovation AwardJune 2015 Pipeline Innovation Award

Nokia was awarded two Pipeline Innovation awards: one for “Innovation in Networking Technologies” with Nokia Telco Cloud Management and one for “Innovation in Customer Experience Management” with its Customer Experience Index.

Leading Lights AwardJune 2015

Leading Lights Award

Nokia Networks won the Leading Lights award in the category “Most Innovative Security Strategy for vendors” with its Security in Networks for Internet of Things solution.

May 2015

Wireless Network Infrastructure Innovation


Nokia won the award for bringing LTE connectivity to 95% of Rwanda population in a unique first ever ‘Build-Operate-Transfer for wholesale’ model.


Marco Polo awardApril 2015 Rajeev Suri receives Marco Polo award for advancing China’s development through Nokia’s technology The China Association for International Exchange of Personnel (CAIEP) recognizes Nokia’s efforts to globalize and commercialize TD-LTE technology over the last 17 years.


2014 Awards

Nokia Networks wins Gold at GTI awards #MWC15

Nokia Networks picked up the GTI Market Development Award 2014, confirming our leadership in TD-LTE and our contribution to a strong TD-LTE ecosystem.

December 2014

Nokia Networks awarded five EFQM quality certificates

Nokia Networks manufacturing operations has received five “Recognized for Excellence Awards” certificates from the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM).


Nokia wins People’s Republic of China Friendship Award for TD-LTE contribution

Achievement underlines Nokia’s outstanding contribution to standardization, globalization of 4G/TD-LTE technology


Nokia wins CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) award for Centralized RAN solution

Nokia Networks Centralized RAN solution was named the winner in the “Wide Area Network – RAN” category.

June 2014 Nokia wins Leading Lights award for Best New Product

Nokia’s Centralized RAN was recognized with the prestigious Leading Lights 2014 Award for Best New Product (Mobile) in Chicago on 17 June.

June 2014

Pipeline 2014 COMET Innovation Awards

Nokia’s Flexi Zone small cell solution won in the “Network Technology” category, while our Centralized RAN solution was recognized as runner-up in the “Technical Developments” category.

May 2014

Nokia is a double winner of the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards

The awards recognize joint projects with StarHub Singapore on VoLTE and O2 (Telefonica UK) on iSON Automation for Operations.

February 2014

NSN and O2 win GSMA Global Mobile Award #MWC14

The joint entry in the “Best Mobile Infrastructure” category was for the deployment of iSON Automation for Operations

February 2014

NSN wins GTI Innovation Award for Liquid Applications #MWC14

Global TD-LTE Initiative recognizes company’s drive for innovation

January 2014

Cybermedia ICT award for Managed Services

NSN chosen as top Managed Services Company in India for the third year in a row

January 2014

NSN wins “Outstanding Contribution to TD Technology” Award

TDIA recognizes company’s extraordinary commitment to research and standardization of TD technologies


2013 Awards

December 2013

Platinum Award for Manufacturing Excellence

NSN Chennai Factory awarded Platinum by the Economics Times, for India Manufacturing Excellence in 2013


Aegis Graham Bell award for Service Operations & Management

NSN wins award for Innovation in Managed Services

August 2013

Tech Titans Corporate Innovation award 2013

NSN wins Tech Titans award for Liquid Applications innovation

June 2013

Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award 2013

Nokia Siemens Networks receives Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award for Large Scale Manufacturing in India


Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Innovation Awards 2013

Nokia Siemens Networks wins three awards in the ‘Wireless network infrastructure innovation’ category with its operator customers :

  • SK Telecom
  • Touch Lebanon
  • Zain Kuwait
May 2013

Nokia Siemens Networks wins two Emerging Technologies awards at CTIA13

2013 Pipeline Innovation Awards Nokia Siemens Networks wins Editors’ Choice at 2013 COMET Innovation Awards

March 2013 Celtic-Plus Silver Award 2013 Winning LTE core network architecture research
February 2013 GTI Market Development Award 2013 Nokia Siemens Networks wins TD-LTE Market Development Award
January 2013

QuEST Forum '340 Club' award Nokia Siemens receives ‘340 Club’ award at QuEST Forum for 2012