Gartner Magic Quadrant for LTE Infrastructure 2013 puts Ericsson at the top again
Ericsson has once again been named a leader in the LTE industry within analyst firm Gartner's Magic Quadrant report. It has been placed in the 'Leaders' section of the LTE Infrastructure report for the fourth year in a row.
Gartner 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. 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, said: 'We are pleased Gartner has recognised us as a leader in the LTE Magic Quadrant yet another year running. We believe this confirms other independent measurements and leading operator reports that Ericsson has the best network performance in the industry.
'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 nine of these top 10 LTE operators' live networks.
Ericsson is a key driver of open standards and has had a significant impact on LTE specifications released to date. Ericsson expects to hold 25% of all essential patents for LTE, making it the largest patent holder in the industry.