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Ericsson has been named a Leader in the 2023 “Magic Quadrant™ for 5G Network Infrastructure for Communications Service Providers” report for the third year in a row.

In the report published by Gartner in February 2023, Ericsson is recognized in the Leaders’ quadrant and positioned highest for “Ability to Execute.”

Vendors offering 5G solutions for communications service providers (CSPs) were comprehensively and independently assessed and evaluated by Gartner experts on their Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute to provide a market snapshot on 5G infrastructure capabilities.

Around 50% of 5G traffic outside of China runs on Ericsson networks. R&D investments over the past four years have led to Ericsson increasing its market share outside of China to 39% in 2022, from around 33% in 2017.

There are currently 235 live 5G networks in commercial service, and Ericsson is powering 143 of them. In addition, Ericsson has been driving the introduction of cloud-native and dual-mode technology for core networks.

Fredrik Jejdling, executive vice president and head of networks, Ericsson, says: “Being recognized once more as a Leader by Gartner feels truly rewarding. We believe it shows that investing in technology for performance and cost leadership continues to pay off and make an impact.”

Ericsson’s commercial 5G leadership and technology evolution leadership are independently known industry-wide. Ericsson had been recognized in Gartner’s 5G Magic Quadrant 2022 and Frost Radar™ Global 5G Infrastructure 2021. The company also ranked highest among telecom vendors in the latest ABI Research sustainability assessment.

Ericsson continuously evolves its end-to-end 5G offerings, which include 5G RAN with the energy-efficient Ericsson Radio System, Cloud RAN, Ericsson Silicon, 5G Core, Orchestration and 5G Transport, as well as professional services. The company has launched innovative software solutions such as Ericsson Spectrum Sharing, 5G Carrier Aggregation and Uplink Booster, which significantly improve coverage, user throughput and spectral efficiency.

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