Ericsson and Nokia Solutions and Networks – formerly Nokia Siemens Networks – (NSN) have both been recognized as “Leaders” in the LTE industry within the “Leaders” quadrant of Gartner’s 2013 Magic Quadrant for LTE Infrastructure Report.
Gartner, a worldwide IT research and advisory firm, evaluated end-to-end vendors of LTE equipment (radio and core) based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision in the LTE market. The Gartner “Magic Quadrant for LTE Networks Infrastructure 2013” is available here.
Ericsson provides heterogeneous network solutions with Wi-Fi integration for small cells, an end-to-end LTE offering with a large footprint, WCDMA and CDMA, together with professional services.
Thomas Norén, Vice President and Head of Product Area Radio, Ericsson says: “We are also the only vendor that has commercial Antenna Integrated Radio products, which deploy quickly and bring further radio coverage benefits that enable operators to provide higher speeds and handle more traffic cost effectively. Ericsson will continue to show leadership in services; for example, we are the leading vendor of VoLTE and LTE Broadcast.”
Ericsson is present in high traffic markets, and of the top 10 LTE operators ranked by LTE subscriptions in May, 2013, Ericsson powers 9 of these top 10 LTE operators’ live networks. Ericsson expects to hold 25 percent of all essential patents for LTE, making it the largest patent holder in the industry. Ericsson is the industry leader in managed services, managing networks that serve over 800 million subscribers globally.
NSN, on the other hand, is a global provider of mobile broadband solutions. The firm has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant after an evaluation of the company’s product development and innovation, financial performance, and customer references.
“We believe this year’s Magic Quadrant shows that NSN is among the three global network suppliers best positioned to support a mobile operator’s future in LTE and TD-LTE as well as LTE-Advanced,” said Marc Rouanne, head of mobile broadband at NSN. “We feel our position in the “Leaders” quadrant by Gartner is further confirmation that our strategy to focus on mobile broadband has taken a foothold in this highly competitive market.”
As of today, NSN has 89 commercial references for the delivery of LTE with leading customers in advanced mobile broadband markets such as Northern Europe, Japan, South Korea and US.