Aricent Receives 2009 4G Wireless Evolution LTE Visionary Award

October 20, 2009 | Company Honored for Advancing 4G, Delivering Exceptional LTE Software and Frameworks to Telecom Equipment Manufacturers

October 20, 2009 | Company Honored for Advancing 4G, Delivering Exceptional LTE Software and Frameworks to Telecom Equipment Manufacturers

Aricent™, a global innovation, technology and services company focused exclusively on communications, announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC), a global integrated media company, in conjunction with Crossfire Media, has named Aricent’s Long Term Evolution (LTE) Software Suite and Frameworks as a recipient of the 2009 LTE Visionary Award presented by its 4GWE Web site.

Aricent’s LTE practice offers equipment manufacturers comprehensive end-to-end solutions including pre-packaged software and frameworks along with a comprehensive set of product lifecycle services to develop feature-rich and differentiated products while gaining significant time-to-market advantage at lower R&D costs. The LTE pre-packaged software and frameworks span the entire spectrum from user equipment to access networks to the core, these include:

  • LTE User Equipment Software Suite: Aricent’s LTE UE Software Suite is a complete software package for device and semi-conductor vendors including fully optimized Layer 1, Layer 2 protocol software with support for 100 Mbps downlink and 50 Mbps uplink data rates. The implementation ensures optimal power consumption, processor utilization and easy integration on multiple hardware platforms.
  • eNodeB Protocol Stacks and Framework: Aricent’s existing eNodeB offering provides a turnkey solution for radio access, from pluggable stack software to pre-integrated and optimized software frameworks for Radio Access equipment that have been benchmarked on multiple industry leading hardware platforms. Aricent’s eNodeB Framework (eNBF) serves as a robust software platform for infrastructure providers planning to develop a complete LTE Release 8+ compliant eNodeB of varying densities (macro/pico/femto).
  • Evolved Packet Core Protocol Stacks and Framework: Aricent offers EPC protocol stacks as well as frameworks for the System Architecture Evolution (SAE) Gateway and the Mobility Management Entity (MME) Gateway. These include support for charging, QoS, high availability, lawful interception, and bearer-related features.
  • IP Backhaul: Aricent’s IP Backhaul solution is based on its industry-proven ISS Metro platform which offers pre-integrated Layer 2 switching solutions and can be used to build LTE and IP backhaul devices such as IP RAN Aggregation devices, Internet Offload Gateways, and Metro Ethernet devices.

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“We are honored to be recognized by TMC and Crossfire Media for Aricent’s innovation and technology advancements as the industry moves toward the deployment of 4G technologies,” said Keith Higgins, vice president of worldwide marketing at Aricent. “As more equipment manufacturers begin to build out their LTE capabilities, we at Aricent aspire to be the LTE technology and services vendor of choice, assisting our customers in co-creating the most reliable and feature rich 4G solutions.”

“Aricent’s achievements in advancing 4G through LTE development is worthy of being selected as recipient of the 4GWE LTE Visionary Award,” said Carl Ford, co-founder and community developer, Crossfire Media. “Aricent is an innovator and one to watch for the next evolution of solutions.”

“It is an honor to bestow Aricent with this award. Their contribution toward the future of mobile broadband is commendable,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “I look forward to more innovation from Aricent in the future.”

The 2009 LTE Visionary Award winners are published in the October 4GWE e-newsletter and on the 4GWE Web site.

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About Aricent

Aricent combines the leading innovation capabilities of frog design with unparalleled domain expertise in communications as a strategic supplier to the world’s foremost infrastructure, application and service providers. The company’s investors include Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office and The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board. For more information, visit

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global integrated media company helping our clients build communities in print, in person and online.  TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines.  TMCnet, TMC’s Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends.  TMCnet has ranked within the top 3,000 in Quantcast’s Top U.S. sites, placing TMCnet in the nation’s top .03% most visited Web sites. In addition, TMC produces ITEXPO, 4GWE Conference (in conjunction with Crossfire Media), Digium|Asterisk World and AstriCon (in conjunction with Digium), and Communications Developer Conference.

TMC also serves technology professionals with industry-specific Web sites:,,,,,,, and

For more information about TMC, visit

About Crossfire Media

Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars and newsletters. Crossfire Media services also include providing insight to technology companies and associations to assist in the development of business and technical strategy as well as the development and implementation of effective communications and marketing strategy. To implement communications and marketing strategies, Crossfire Media utilizes a variety of physical and virtual experiences including web, publications, face to face events, and webinars.

Crossfire Media has a partnership with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to produce events and websites related to disruptive technologies. Crossfire Media is a division of Crossfire Consulting, a full service Information Technology company based in New York.

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