Ericsson is placed in the “Leaders” quadrant in Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant report for LTE. Gartner, a worldwide IT research and advisory firm, evaluated end-to-end vendors of LTE equipment based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision in the LTE market.
Network quality and performance is becoming a clear competitive advantage, as usage and traffic patterns change. With the rapid uptake of smartphones mobile data traffic is expected to 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 around 50 percent of smartphones worldwide are connected to an Ericsson network.
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