Photo - Todd Ashton, President of Ericsson Malaysia & Sri Lanka.
Gartner has named communications solutions firm Ericsson as the number one provider for the second year running in the analyst firm's recent Magic Quadrant 2013 report for LTE infrastructure providers.
Ericsson Malaysia and Sri Lanka president Todd Ashton said Gartner evaluated the capabilities of end-to-end vendors of LTE (long term evolutions) equipment (radio and core).
"LTE is becoming the fastest developing technology in the mobile communications history due to the fast speeds and high quality user experience it offers. We anticipate that LTE will cover about 60 percent of the world population in six years," said Ashton. "We are pleased to be in the forefront of this development".
He said Ericsson's end-to-end offering, footprint and professional services also helped to leverage Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) accounts while the company already powered nine of top 10 LTE operators' live networks around the world.
Ericsson vice president and head of product area radio, Thomas Norén, welcomed the recognition from Gartner. "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," said Norén, adding that the company was also strongly positioned as a provider of VoLTE [voice over LTE] and LTE Broadcast."
In addition, he said Ericsson's managed services business serves more than 800 million subscribers globally.
Photo - Ericsson HQ
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