Huawei Technologies has been ranked at the top of ABI Research’s latest Vendor Matrix. Sierra Wireless and Novatel Wireless claimed the second and third spots in the company’s first evaluation of worldwide cellular PC modem vendors.
“Huawei had the best implementation score of all companies, carried by high ratings in market share and cost. Sierra Wireless and Novatel Wireless had the highest scores for innovation in addition to being highly rated in implementation,” said Dan Shey, the firm’s principal analyst. “As long-standing players in this market, they both also score well on breadth of product line and integration and certification support.”
In the category of innovation, ABI Research examined design excellence, plug-and-play capabilities, RF performance enhancement features, durability and applications/services functionality, as well as GSM and/or CDMA network coverage.
For implementation, the firm examined the vendors’ capabilities across the categories of certification and integration support, breadth of product line, complementary product offerings, Tier III customer support, market share, financial and organizational health and product cost.