Ericsson tops mobile network infrastructure vendor ranking

Ericsson has been ranked at the top of the latest Vendor Matrix released by ABI Research.

Nokia Siemens Networks and Alcatel-Lucent claimed the second and third spots in the company’s new evaluation of worldwide mobile network infrastructure vendors.

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.

Senior analyst Nadine Manjaro stated: “Ericsson is a global leader in GSM and HSPA infrastructure sales and deployments. The company leads in managed services, commercial IMS deployments and other key areas. It has developed innovations in base station technology, and the company invests about $5 billion annually in R&D.”

Runner-up, Nokia Siemens Networks, has a diverse product range and geographically distributed revenues. The firm has strong product portfolio, and has also achieved significant innovations in its I-HSPA platform and Flexi-base station product lines.

Alcatel-Lucent is ranked third overall. The company is third in overall revenue, second in IMS and has a strong managed services segment with over 23,000 employees.