Global 5G Network Infrastructure Market Ranking

For the second consecutive year, Ericsson has been ranked as a leader in the Frost Radar™: 5G Network Infrastructure Market 2021 report. This shows the company’s ability to scale its innovations and growth in the 2G space consistently, from 3G to 4G and now 5G.

By ranking first in the latest Frost Radar™ report, Ericsson confirms its status as a leader in innovation and growth in the 5G network infrastructure market which, according to business consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan, covers 5G radio access networks (RAN), transport networks and core networks.

Fredrik Jejdling, Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Channels, Ericsson, said, “The Frost Radar™ report recognizes Ericsson’s investments in technology leadership for the benefit of customers. By focusing on constant innovation and development of the 5G portfolio, we aim to stay ahead of the curve and provide our customers with the solutions they need to build future networks.

The Frost Radar™ independently rates companies with significant market influence in a particular industry. As highlighted by the Frost Radar™ methodology, innovation and growth scores are used to assess a company’s focus on continuous innovation and its ability to translate innovations into consistent growth.

The report traces the major industry participants, distinguishing among companies positioned as overall market leaders, leaders in a market segment, or thought leaders in certain segments.

Commenting on Ericsson’s best performance on the Growth Index, Troy Morley, Frost & Sullivan’s Information and Communications Technology Sector Director and author of the report, said: “Ericsson has spent the last few years adjusting its overall strategy to focus on profitability. The company said its strategy has been successful even with the challenges posed by the pandemic. As a market leader in 4G infrastructure, Ericsson enters the 5G market with a large customer base. The company has done a great job keeping current customers and adding new customers. »

In addition to the *5G commercial agreements already announced, Ericsson still maintains a large pipeline of customers who are expected to upgrade to 5G over the next few years.

When it comes to Ericsson’s leading positioning based on the Innovation Index, the report highlights the company’s ability to consistently scale its innovations globally across generations of mobile technologies – from 2G to 5G. The **108 live 5G networks powered by Ericsson products and solutions in 48 countries, the highest level Frost & Sullivan has seen publicly reported, is credible evidence of the Frost Radar™ rating.

“Ericsson invests heavily in R&D, which is essential in a market where technology is constantly changing,” says Morley. “With the CSP market as its primary focus, Ericsson’s 5G portfolio includes all areas of 5G network infrastructure, previous generations of network infrastructure, as well as private networks.”

Ericsson’s 5G network infrastructure portfolio includes 5G RAN, dual-mode 5G Core and 5G transport which address all aspects of 5G deployment – from delivering low latency and higher bandwidth, ensuring instant response times for users and future network readiness for CSPs. Ericsson’s 5G network offering also includes Ericsson Radio System, 5G Carrier Aggregation, Ericsson Spectrum Sharing, Network Slicing, Service Automation and 5G Monetization. CSPs are equipped with 5G solutions that enable the modular approach when moving to the cloud-native 5G network or expanding their network for new business opportunities.

In related news announced in March, Ericsson was also named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for 5G Network Infrastructure for Communications Service Providers report.

Download the full report: Frost Radar™: Global 5G Network Infrastructure Market, 2021

**These figures were reported at the time of Radar production and publication, latest figures are available by visiting Ericsson’s 5G contracts page.


Ericsson 5G
Ericsson 5G RAN
Ericsson 5G Transportation
Ericsson 5G Core
Ericsson radio system
Breakdown of the Ericsson network
Ericsson Spectrum Sharing
Ericsson 5G Carrier Aggregation
Ericsson native cloud

* 172 5G commercial agreements as of May 24, 2022
**121 active commercial 5G networks in 54 countries as of May 24, 2022

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