Press Release Gartner recognizes Nokia Networks in Leaders

Press Release
Gartner recognizes Nokia Networks in Leaders quadrant of Magic Quadrant for
LTE Network Infrastructure
Nokia Networks positioned furthest in “completeness of vision”
Believes this reaffirms Nokia Networks’ commitment to drive the adoption of LTE, TDLTE and LTE-Advanced
Fifth consecutive year in the leaders quadrant
Espoo, Finland – 24 April 2015
Gartner, Inc., one of the world’s reputed analyst firms, has again placed Nokia
Networks in the Leaders quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for LTE Network
Infrastructure 2015.” Of the 10 vendors evaluated this year, Nokia Networks was
positioned furthest in “completeness of vision,” which assesses a vendor’s market
understanding, product and market strategies, and innovation, among other
categories. Nokia Networks believes this distinction underscores the company’s
unwavering focus on developing and promoting end-to-end LTE and TD-LTE
solutions for operators worldwide. Gartner’s Magic Quadrant evaluates vendors on
end-to-end LTE network solutions, based on portfolio, vision and ability to execute.
As of Q1 2015, Nokia Networks has 175 commercial references for delivering LTE to top
operators across the globe, including nine out of the ten largest LTE and TD-LTE operators,
measured in terms of LTE subscribers.
Click to Tweet: Continued success: @Gartner_inc puts @nokianetworks furthest for
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Each year, Mobile World Congress provides an ideal platform for Nokia Networks to
showcase its industry-leading advancements in LTE. Here’s a brief summary of the
company’s key LTE innovations introduced over the past 5 years:
2015: Nokia Networks scales up LTE-Advanced for dense networks
Nokia Networks showcases new TD-LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation features
2014: Introduction of Centralized RAN
2013: Launch of Liquid Applications revolutionizes the mobile base station
2012: Arrival of Flexi Zone
2011: World’s first successful demonstration of LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation on
commercial equipment
Marc Rouanne, Executive Vice President, Mobile Broadband, Nokia Networks, said:
“Nokia Networks plays a leading role in building the connected world, a goal that perfectly
complements our strategy to create new opportunities and possibilities for operators and
consumers. LTE is driving our vision into reality – a fact that we believe has been reaffirmed
by our leadership position in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant.”
“Our entire portfolio, including core, radio, global services and security, is geared up to
deliver cutting-edge LTE performance for operators. Our strategic focus and R&D initiatives
are trained upon further enhancing our reputation as the supplier-of-choice for the global
operator community, even as we continue our endeavors to strengthen the ecosystem for
LTE across continents.”
A complimentary copy of the Gartner “Magic Quadrant for LTE Network Infrastructure report
published April 20, 2015 is available here.
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LTE webpage
Whitepaper: LTE-Advanced Evolution (Rel.12-14)
Whitepaper: LTE-Advanced (Rel.12 and beyond)
Whitepaper: LTE-Advanced (focus on Rel.10)
Video: LTE-A Carrier Aggregation
Infographic: LTE-A Carrier Aggregation infographic
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