Ubiquisys Tops ABI Research Indoor Small Cell Vendor Matrix, Followed by Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei

23 Feb 2012

​Ubiquisys has been ranked at the top of the latest 2012 Indoor Small Cell Vendor Matrix, released by ABI Research.

Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei claimed the second and third spots in the company’s most recent evaluation of worldwide small cell vendors. This matrix primarily covers the competitiveness of vendors that provide access points for residential and enterprise small cells.

“Ubiquisys takes the top spot on the back of its continued commitment to innovation with technologies like SideStep, CloudBase, and EdgeCloud, while keeping their commercial contracts ticking through their NEC and NSN partnerships,” comments Aditya Kaul, practice director, mobile networks. “Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei have also seen commercial success over the past year in terms of contract wins, but Ubiquisys’ dedicated focus on the small cell area allows them to stay a couple of steps ahead of their larger rivals when it comes to introducing innovative techniques that should shape the future of the small cell market.”

ip.access has also gained two positions from last year due to innovations like OysterCatcher and its momentum outside of its main AT&T small cell deployment in partnership with Cisco. While Airvana has leapfrogged other vendors in terms of shipments and revenues from small cells, based on their Sprint 3G AIRAVE contract, its limited reliance on the CDMA market holds it back.

The vendor matrix is an analytical tool developed by ABI Research to provide a clear understanding of vendors’ positions in specific markets. Vendors are assessed on the important parameters of “innovation” and “implementation” across several criteria unique to each vendor matrix. Details of the criteria can be found on the product website.

To view a chart showing the rankings of the top ten firms in this vendor matrix, please visit ABI Research’s “Indoor Small Cell Vendor Matrix." 

This vendor matrix forms part of ABI Research’s Femtocell and Small Cell Research Service.

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