Alcatel-Lucent reports its fourth-quarter and full-year numbers on Feb. 7 but will not be troubling Ericsson and Huawei at the top of the sales leaderboard: Instead it will be battling NSN for third place.
re: Ericsson Retains Its Crown – Barely I totally get your point and you are right, but the 'fair' point opens a Pandora's box.... eg does Ericsson have zero sales to enterprises? Is converting yuan and krona into US$ fair to compare the sales of competing companies?
I would love to get my hands on detailed breakdowns of sales by product types to specific customer sets for each of the vendors. Alas...-áIf I was doing this as an analyst (industry or financial) then I'd have to lay down a long list of criteria (and any such list would then be open to questions of fairness). But this is more a rough indication of -áthe power shift among major vendors and more light-hearted than any serious in-depth analysis would be (but no joke).-áIt's more akin to a back-of-the-envelope comparison over a drink in a pub (the kind of analysis in which I specialize).And for those wondering why Cisco doesn't get a mention -- I took into consideration those companies that sell a broad range of network equipment systems and supporting services primarily to network operators - Cisco still has most of its sales to non-telcos.-áOf course, ZTE fits into this category -- it will still be 5th largest when it reports its full year 2012 numbers.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders recently visited the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) where Cisco's Tetration application is providing data center analytics, simplifying SDN, helping with cloud migration and overseeing white-list security policy.
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