Nokia Siemens Networks Tops Basestation Competitive Assessment, Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent Win on Implementation and Innovation

  Nokia Siemens Networks Tops Basestation Competitive Assessment, Ericsson and
  Alcatel-Lucent Win on Implementation and Innovation Respectively, Says ABI

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AUSTIN, Texas -- May 14, 2013

ABI Research ranked Nokia Siemens Networks first in its macro basestation
Competitive Assessment thanks to its high scores in Innovation and
Implementation categories. Ericsson was ranked second and also the
best-in-class in the Implementation category. Alcatel-Lucent came in at number
3 with best-in-class scores in Innovation.

“The macro RAN vendor market is changing rapidly with architectures evolving
towards distributed HetNets and legacy vendors examining their strategies and
positioning as the next CapEx investment cycle gains momentum for 4G,” says
Nick Marshall, principal analyst. “In this assessment we placed a heavy
emphasis on 4G/LTE and advanced feature support and innovation as we ranked
these companies and we expect each company to bring its own unique strengths
to this market as they engage for market share worldwide.”

ABI Research ranked Alcatel-Lucent as the most innovative vendor with three
best–in-class scores for Innovation in the areas of R&D Investment and
Commitment, Small Cell and HetNet Development, and TCO Innovation. Nokia
Siemens Networks finished second in Innovation with best-in-class scores in
Essential IP, Advanced Features Roadmap, and Multi-protocol support. Huawei
rounded the top three with top scores in basestation silicon.

Ericsson achieved first in the Implementation category with the most LTE
contracts and subscriber potential among the vendors from networks equipped by
Ericsson. Nokia Siemens Networks ranked second in our Implementation category
with a best-in-class score for LTE RAN contracts, while Huawei finished third
thanks to its leading RAN market share.

These findings are part of ABI Research’s Macro Basestations Research Service
(, which
includes Competitive Assessments, Research Reports, Market Data, and Insights.
This new macro basestation Competitive Assessment report profiles Ericsson,
Huawei, Nokia Siemens Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Samsung, NEC, and ZTE.

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