By Telecom Lead Team: Ubiquisys, Alcatel-Lucent and
Huawei have been ranked at the top three positions of the 2012 Indoor Small
Cell Vendor Matrix, released by ABI Research.
This matrix primarily covers the competitiveness of
vendors that provide access points for residential and enterprise small cells.
Ubiquisys takes the top spot on the back of its
continued commitment to innovation with technologies like SideStep, CloudBase,
and EdgeCloud, while keeping their commercial contracts ticking through their
NEC and NSN partnerships,” said Aditya Kaul, practice director, mobile
Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei have also seen commercial
success over the past year in terms of contract wins, but Ubiquisys’ dedicated
focus on the small cell area allows them to stay a couple of steps ahead of
their larger rivals when it comes to introducing innovative techniques that
should shape the future of the small cell market.
ip.access has also gained two positions from last year
due to innovations like OysterCatcher and its momentum outside of its main
AT&T small cell deployment in partnership with Cisco. While Airvana has
leapfrogged other vendors in terms of shipments and revenues from small cells,
based on their Sprint 3G AIRAVE contract, its limited reliance on the CDMA
market holds it back.
The vendor matrix is an analytical tool developed by ABI
Research to provide a clear 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.