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Ericsson leads quadrant in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant report for LTE. Network quality and performance is becoming a competitive advantage, as usage and traffic patterns change. With the rapid uptake of smartphones, mobile data traffic will grow 15 times by 2017. 

Operators are challenged to successfully deliver a consistently good user experience for the services consumed on smartphones, tablets and other new devices. This increasing focus on network performance comes from the early LTE markets such as the US and Korea and from other markets with high smartphone penetration.Today, approximately 50 percent of smartphones worldwide are connected to an Ericsson network.

The ability to deliver high-performance networks is not only the result of introducing new technology but the efficient combination of legacy equipment and state-of-the-art 3GPP-based solutions. Ericsson was first out with LTE and at year end 2011 held an estimated 60 percent market share by volume, providing the necessary experience and scale to support operators in the next phase LTE networks build.

"We have received a lot of valuable and positive feedback on the performance of our networks and we are proud to have our leadership recognized in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for LTE," says Thomas Noren, vice president, head of product area radio at Ericsson. "The company is committed to delivering high-performance networks to our customers and we are focusing our R&D investments to ensure best use of their limited spectrum."

To date, seven of the top 10 operators ranked by revenue 2010 have selected LTE vendors for their network. Ericsson has signed commercial contracts with six of these seven operators. It is also considered the prime driver of open standards. Ericsson expects to hold 25 percent of all essential patents for LTE. The vendor also leads in managed services, managing networks that serve over 900 million subscribers.


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