Ericsson once again named a Leader in the LTE industry within premier analyst firm Gartner’s Magic Quadrant report. Ericsson's end-to-end offering, footprint and professional services give a uniquely strong position to leverage Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) accounts. Ericsson powers 9 of top 10 LTE operators’ live networks.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned Ericsson as an LTE industry leader within the "Leaders" quadrant of its 2013 Magic Quadrant for LTE Infrastructure report for the fourth year in a row. Gartner, a leading worldwide IT research and advisory firm, evaluated end-to-end vendors of LTE equipment (radio and core) based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision in the LTE market. Ericsson provides heterogeneous network solutions with Wi-Fi integration for small cells, an end-to-end LTE offering with a large footprint, WCDMA and CDMA, together with professional services.

Thomas Norén, Vice President and Head of Product Area Radio, Ericsson says: "We are pleased Gartner has recognized us as a leader in the LTE Magic Quadrant yet another year running. We believe this confirms other independent measurements and leading operator reports that Ericsson has the best network performance in the industry.

“We are also the only vendor that has commercial Antenna Integrated Radio products, which deploy quickly and bring further radio coverage benefits that enable operators to provide higher speeds and handle more traffic cost effectively. Ericsson will continue to show leadership in services; for example, we are the leading vendor of VoLTE and LTE Broadcast."

Ericsson is present in high traffic markets, and of the top 10 LTE operators ranked by LTE subscriptions in May, 2013, Ericsson powers 9 of these top 10 LTE operators’ live networks.

Ericsson is the prime driver of open standards and has had the most significant impact on the LTE specifications released to date. Ericsson expects to hold 25 percent of all essential patents for LTE, making it the largest patent holder in the industry. Ericsson is the industry leader in managed services, managing networks that serve one billion subscribers globally.

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