This post is by Kathy Wiesner from Nokia Siemens Networks.
In the latest IDC MarketScape report, IDC ranked Nokia Siemens Networks as an LTE “Leader” based on our capabilities to serve operator needs today and our long-term alignment with operator strategies.
According to IDC, “Nokia Siemens Networks scored particularly high for its LTE Advanced product road map, the scalability of its solutions, and a well-balanced marketing approach that is addressing the needs of operators currently deploying LTE and the next wave of deployers likely to emerge in Europe and Latin America. Nokia Siemens Networks is also establishing a strong reputation for LTE product performance and support that is beginning to be recognized among operators, providing a crucial point of differentiation in a highly competitive market.”
In its analysis, IDC looks at two primary categories: capabilities (on the y-axis) to serve customer needs today and strategy (on the x-axis) alignment with customer requirements in three to five years. The vendor’s ability to gain market share is indicated in the upper right of the grid, and the size of each ‘bubble’ represents market share relative to the competition.
The report also provides a good overview of the overall LTE market: “IDC estimates that total LTE RAN equipment spending increased to $10.4 billion in 2012, nearly double from the prior year. The company expects LTE radio gear spending to exceed $20 billion by 2016 as nearly all operators, globally, will have begun early LTE migrations by then, while the initial roster of LTE deployers will be making additional investments in equipments as new spectrum bands for LTE become available. Moreover, LTE small cell deployments, which represent just a trickle of operator spending currently, will grow significantly over the next three to five years.”
To download an excerpt of “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide LTE Radio Infrastructure Vendor Analysis, published in Feb 2013, please click on Nokia Siemens Networks – a leader in LTE according to IDC.