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Ericsson: Ericsson maintains leadership in the Magic Quadrant for LTE Infrastructure 2014

* For fifth year in a row, prominent analyst firm Gartner names Ericsson a
Leader in the LTE industry in its Magic Quadrant report
* High performance end to end LTE offerings, expansive installed base and
global professional services capabilities continue to drive industry
* Ericsson LTE selected by the top 10 LTE operators, as ranked by LTE
subscriptions worldwide

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned
Ericsson as an LTE industry leader within the "Leaders" quadrant of its
Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for LTE Infrastructure1report for the fifth year
in a row. Gartner, the world's leading information technology research and
advisory company, evaluates end-to-end vendors of LTE equipment (including
Radio, Evolved Packet Core and IMS for voice over LTE) based on their ability
to execute and completeness of vision in the LTE market.

Thomas Norén, Vice President and Head of Product Area Radio, Ericsson says:
"Ericsson LTE is differentiated by its performance, enabled through
innovative products such as Ericsson AIR and Radio Dot System as well as
industry-leading solutions including LTE-A Carrier Aggregation, LTE Broadcast
and our industry-leading VoLTE solution. Ericsson's end to end LTE offering,
large footprint and worldwide service capabilities have enabled us to serve
50 percent of all LTE smartphone traffic worldwide."

Ericsson has signed more than 190 commercial contracts for LTE and Evolved
Packet Core (EPC) in more than 70 countries on six continents, of which more
than 140 networks have already gone live commercially. Ericsson has supported
all the world's first commercial VoLTE launches and is the IMS market leader
with more than 115 IMS contracts worldwide for both fixed- and mobile
accesses. Ericsson is present today in all high traffic LTE markets including
US, Japan, South Korea, Australia and Canada, and has been selected by the
top 10 LTE operators as ranked by LTE subscription worldwide. Today, 50
percent of the world's LTE Smartphone traffic is served by Ericsson networks
which is more than double the traffic of our closest competitor.

Ericsson is the prime driver of open standards and has had the most
significant impact on the LTE specifications released to date. Ericsson
expects to hold 25 percent of all essential patents for LTE, both for TDD and
FDD mode, making it the largest patent holder in the industry.

The company is also the industry leader in managed services, providing managed
services for networks that serve more than one billion subscribers globally.

Ericsson was also recently recognized by the European Patent Office as a
leader in 4G LTE innovation.


About the Magic Quadrant:
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its
research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only
those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist
of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be
construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed
or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose

1 Gartner Magic Quadrant for LTE Network Infrastructure, Sylvain Fabre,
Deborah Kish, Jessica Ekholm, Akshay K. Sharma, Frank Marsala, Ian Keene,
28 April 2014

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Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in
communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with
every major telecom operator in the world allow people, businesses and
societies to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband
and the cloud
- are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business,
increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new

With more than 110,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries,
we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support
networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the
world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments
in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers -
stay in front.

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales
in 2013 were SEK 227.4 billion (USD 34.9 billion). Ericsson is listed on
NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.


Ericsson Corporate Communications
Phone: +46 10 719 69 92

Ericsson Investor Relations
Phone: +46 10 719 00 00

Ericsson maintains leadership in the Magic Quadrant for LTE


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Source: Ericsson via Globenewswire


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