Nokia Siemens ranked at the top of the 2012 LTE Base Station Vendor Matrix

Telecom Lead Asia: Nokia Siemens Networks has been ranked
at the top of the 2012 LTE Base Station Vendor Matrix by ABI Research.

ABI Research said Huawei and Ericsson claimed the second
and third spots, respectively, while Alcatel-Lucent came in fourth.

Nokia Siemens Networks is leading due to its continued
momentum in attracting commercial contracts, contributions to essential IP for
LTE, and its initiatives in small cells.

Nokia Siemens Networks was number one in our
implementation score on the back of their impressive number of LTE/RAN contract
wins and they were also number one in our score for innovation thanks to the
extension of their Liquid Radio roadmap to now encompass Flexi Zone,” said Nick
Marshall, principal analyst, networks.

Ericsson and Huawei are a close number two and number
three in ABI Research’s innovation and implementation scores thanks to their
contributions to essential IP for LTE and continued market share gains.
Compared to previous vendor matrix, Huawei and Ericsson are closing the gap on
Nokia Siemens Networks.

The vendor matrix is an analytical tool developed by ABI
Research to provide an understanding of vendors’ positions in specific markets.
Vendors are assessed on the important parameters of innovation and
implementation across several criteria unique to each vendor matrix. Details of
the criteria can be found on the product website.

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