Ericsson leads 5G network business beating Huawei, Nokia

Analyst firms Frost & Sullivan and Gartner have named Ericsson, which has over 130 commercial 5G agreements with unique communications service providers and 83 live 5G networks, as the leader in 5G network infrastructure in 2020.
Ericsson, which has over 130 commercial 5G agreements with unique communications service providers and 83 live 5G networks, has been named as the market leader in global 5G network infrastructure in 2020 by Frost & Sullivan.

Ericsson ranks highest in the 5G network infrastructure market in the latest Frost Radar, leveraging its current leadership in 4G network infrastructure market. According to Frost & Sullivan, the 5G network infrastructure market includes radio access networks (RAN), transport networks and core networks, which may include one or more edge networks.

Frost & Sullivan in its latest report plotted the top 20 companies from a field of more than 100 global industry participants. These companies either lead the market overall, lead a market segment, or were thought leaders in certain segments.

“We are investing in R&D to build best-in-class product solutions. Being recognized as the leader in Frost Radar reinforces our technology leadership, market competitiveness, innovation and most importantly, our commitment to our customers. We will continue to build further on our 4G / 5G portfolio to meet the needs of our customers,” Nitin Bansal, head of Ericsson India and Head of Network Solutions Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania & India, said.

The Frost Radar measures growth rates and absolute revenue, combining them with several other factors to measure a company’ performance along the Growth axis. It also measures innovation for each company by assessing its product portfolio, examining how scalable its innovations are and looking at the efficacy of its R&D strategy, as well as other factors.

“As a leader in the 4G infrastructure market, Ericsson enters the 5G market with a large customer base. The company has done an excellent job keeping its current customers and adding new customers… Ericsson maintains a significant pipeline of customers that have yet to move to 5G but will over the coming years,” Troy Morley, Senior Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan’s Information & Communication Technology group, said.

Ericsson’s 5G offerings include the Ericsson Radio System, 5G Core, Orchestration and 5G Transport as well as professional services. The company has introduced innovative software solutions such as Ericsson Spectrum Sharing, 5G carrier aggregation and Uplink Booster, to significantly improve coverage, user throughput and spectral efficiency.

These solutions support service providers in deploying and evolving 5G to ensure the best end-user experience. In addition, Ericsson Radio System products delivered since 2015 can support 5G New Radio (NR) capability through remote software installation.

In February, Ericsson was named a Leader in the 2021 Magic Quadrant for 5G Network Infrastructure for Communications Service Providers by Gartner.