Ubiquisys has been ranked at the top of the latest Vendor Matrix released by ABI Research.

Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei claimed the second and third spots in the company’s most recent evaluation of worldwide femtocell equipment vendors.

The Vendor Matrix is an analytical tool developed by ABI Research to provide a clear understanding of vendors’ positions in specific markets. Vendors are assessed on the important parameters of “innovation” and “implementation” across several criteria unique to each vendor matrix.

“Ubiquisys retains its position as the leading femtocell access point vendor for the third year running,” comments practice director Aditya Kaul. “Ubiquisys has focused on its core competence and has transformed itself from a box vendor to a femto software engine supplier. Ubiquisys is the driving force behind Softbank's free femtocell offering, and enabled the world’s first metro femtocell from PublicWireless.

  “Alcatel Lucent and Huawei are placed #2 and #3 respectively, with Alcatel Lucent grabbing the lion’s share of Vodafone’s rollouts across Europe. Huawei has been present in most operator trials, but has seen only moderate success so far. Alcatel Lucent is the one vendor that could threaten Ubiquisys's position as the leading femtocell vendor in the coming year.”

  For this Matrix, under "innovation," ABI Research examined product cost, interference mitigation techniques, the presence of a standards-compliant network interface, gateway/handset IOT, the L2/L3 software stack, hand-in/hand-out support and module support. Other factors included femtozone service/application framework support, and support for multiple form factors, as well as the vendor’s enterprise and metro femto capabilities.

  Under "implementation," analysts scrutinized the following criteria: the existence of an end-to-end solution capability, the vendor’s RFP, trial and rollout activity, its ability to scale and commoditize quickly, its overall financial and organizational health, and silicon and software strategies and partnerships.

  To view a chart showing the rankings of the “top ten” firms in this Vendor Matrix, please visit “Femtocell Equipment Vendor Matrix”. Registration on the ABI Research website (free) is required. Access to the rankings and profiles of all companies surveyed is available to clients of ABI Research.