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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Small Cell Equipment


Via deployment of small cells, CSPs are now meeting the increasing demands of subscribers in terms of both network capacity and coverage. We assess 15 vendors of LTE and 3G femtocells and picocells plus carrier Wi-Fi equipment, and we give guidance to infrastructure and operations leaders.

Published: 12 October 2017

ID: G00318653

Analyst(s): Ian Keene, Kosei Takiishi , Peter Liu

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Airspan
    • Baicells
    • Cisco
    • Comba Telecom
    • CommScope
    • Corning
    • Ericsson
    • Fujitsu
    • Huawei
    • ip.access
    • NEC
    • Nokia
    • Ruckus
    • Samsung
    • ZTE
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players


Market Overview

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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