By Chantal Boeckman from Industry Analyst Relations at Nokia Solutions and Networks. Twitter: @chantalboeckman
We at NSN have set ourselves the goal of being the unequivocal No. 1 mobile broadband specialist for operators delivering mobile services to its customers. Leading in innovation and quality in Long-term Evolution (LTE) and Time Division LTE (TD-LTE) technology and services has been at the forefront of our company turnaround and we haven’t looked back – and we’ve got the financial results to prove it.
We can stand on every soapbox there is to share how wonderful we think we are, but we think it’s a lot more rewarding to share the positive assessments we receive from research firms such as Gartner.
Earlier this year, Gartner published its first vendor rating on NSN, granting us a “Positive” rating, the second highest of five levels, and a clear step up from a “Promising” rating in the 2012 Nokia Vendor Rating.
And now, for the second consecutive year, Gartner has positioned NSN in the “Leaders” quadrant of its wildly popular Gartner Magic Quadrant for LTE Network Infrastructure 2013 based on an evaluation of the company’s product development and innovation, financial performance, and customer references. We believe it shows that we are among the top three global network suppliers best positioned to support a mobile operator’s future in LTE and TD-LTE.
All we can say is, wow!
In less than two years, with a strategy focused on excelling in mobile broadband, NSN continues to turn a corner and emerge in the leading pack of LTE and TD-LTE globally. To date, we have 89 commercial references for the delivery of LTE, and we’ve got a team fired up in the race to continue raising that number at a fast pace. And in TD-LTE, a July 2013 GSA report suggests there are 18 commercial TD-LTE launches, eight of which NSN supplies.
The excitement about what we are now achieving is palpable.