Ericsson named leader in LTE Magic Quadrant
INDUSTRYBy BiztechAfrica - Aug. 1, 2012, 8:15 a.m.
By Semaj Itosno, Nairobi, Kenya
Technology firm Ericsson has been placed in the "Leaders" quadrant in Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant report for LTE.
Gartner, a worldwide IT research and advisory firm, evaluated end-to-end vendors of LTE equipment based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision in the LTE market.
According to Ericsson, around 50 percent of smartphones worldwide are today connected to an Ericsson network. The firm’s recent report also indicates that the rapid uptake of smartphones mobile data traffic is expected to grow 15 times by 2017.
"We have received a lot of valuable and positive feedback on the performance of our networks and we are proud to have our leadership recognized in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for LTE," Thomas Noren, Vice President, head of Product Area Radio at Ericsson says.
Noren said network quality and performance is becoming a clear competitive advantage, as usage and traffic patterns change.
This increasing focus on network performance comes from the early LTE markets such as the US and Korea and from other markets with high smartphone penetration.
Ericsson manages networks that serve over 900 million subscribers and provides support to networks with more than 2.5 billion subscribers.
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