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September 14, 2012

Cisco Ranked as the Leading Carrier Wi-Fi Vendor by ABI Research


ABI Research has identified Cisco (News - Alert) as the overall winner in its vendor matrix in their latest assessment of Carrier Wi-Fi equipment vendors.



Research shows that Cisco stands out in its services and in areas of innovative products selection and updated solutions. The others include leading names like Alcatel Lucent (News - Alert) and Ericsson for innovative technology, and Ruckus Wireless and Alcatel Lucent for implementation techniques.

ABI areas of research in innovative solutions involve assessing vendors in terms of appraisal and review. The analysis consists of performance related functionalities for Carrier Wi-Fi range of equipment. In innovation, the vendor’s were scored on the basis of R&D systematic study, system administration, set standards of participation, self-systematized networks and network management.

The world's largest maker of computer networking gear, Cisco Systems (News - Alert) Inc., views the network itself as the platform for communications. Cisco Service Provider Wi-Fi is a carrier-grade solution providing cost-effective coverage and capacity to meet the scale and quality required by mobile data users today. The Cisco Service Provider solution now includes Next Generation Hotspot.

This technology joins the complete Cisco portfolio of intelligent access points, an intelligent services cloud network, and an award-winning mobile packet core.

ABI Research is an internationally acclaimed market evaluation firm that specializes in providing in-depth analysis and Quantitative Forecasting, Research Reports, Market Data, Insights and Competitive Assessments of trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies.  

The research facility incorporates scientific arguments for presenting a hi-tech picture to the decision makers in the industry.

ABI Research programs involve the full range of implementation methods and processes. The toppers are Cisco, Ruckus Wireless and Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert). The section under measurement includes end-to-end solutions offered for Carrier Wi-Fi support and the scoring was based on market value and share analysis, valuable customers and contracts record storage, geographic reach of services, ecosystems partnerships for technological development, and back-to-back solutions capacity.

Nick Marshall, principal analyst at ABI Research, said there is a high probability for Ruckus Wireless to take over the leading position of Cisco in the near future.

Carrier Wi-Fi is the incorporated services offered by service providers (both mobile and fixed) by acquiring and integrating the equipment into the core network domain. The objective is to provide the subscriber with a continuous Wi-Fi experience and to store user information based on traffic and policies.

The Small Cells and Carrier Wi-Fi wing of ABI Research Company perform the exclusive research into the various elements of Carrier Wi-Fi services. The checks and tests are done based on market reports and insights, research statistics and competitive estimations.

With established hi-tech giants like Nokia Siemens (News - Alert), Ericsson and Alcatel Lucent entering the Wi-Fi field of expansion, Cisco and Ruckus Wireless are waging a war for dominance in this area.

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Edited by Braden Becker





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