Monday, 20 October 2014

Small Cells Equipment Magic Quadrant, by Gartner

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3 comments:

  1. Andrew Burrell (via Small Cells World Series Linkedin group)24 October 2014 at 12:26

    Of course I'm biased ... But it's great to see Nokia recognised as #1 on horizontal axis 'Completeness of vision'. This research is predominantly about Small Cells products but also associated Services

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  2. I don't believe this chart tells a particularly useful story. It's comparing apples with oranges, and selecting entrants on quite a wide ranging basis, including some vendors with full end-to-end solutions and others with only small cell products. For example, I'd say the market segment for indoor/enterprise is quite different from outdoor; 3G differs significantly from 4G; several of these companies have very limited commercial deployments at this stage; picking out one (very good) Wi-Fi company tells only a partial story if it doesn't show how Wi-Fi will be integrated seamlessly into the mobile service. I expect this chart will be used in sales presentations by those companies shown in a good position, but hope recipients would point out some of these flaws rather than take it as gospel. (Note: I'm not necessarily disagreeing with any positioning shown, just that its so out of context as to be of little real use).

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