Based on its recent analysis of the wireless test equipment market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Agilent Technologies, Inc. (Agilent) with the 2011 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Share Leadership of the Year for emerging as the leader in the global wireless test equipment market with a total leading share of 16.1 percent in 2010–an increase of about 21 percent in revenues when compared with 2009 numbers.
"Agilent's huge success can be attributed to its broad product line, which caters to a major part of the wireless communications market," said Olga Yashkova, Program Manager at Frost & Sullivan. "Moreover, its extensive focus on research and development (R&D) combined with its ability to develop products in line with market requirements has earned the company an exceptional level of customer loyalty."
Agilent offers an extensive range of test equipment for base station and mobile device testing for both design and manufacturing test. Design test solutions include its SystemVue Electronic System-Level (ESL) design software, which offers electronic design automation (EDA) environment to design next-generation wireless communications systems. The company's component testing tools include Signal Studio software used to configure test signals for use on Agilent vector signal generators such as MXG, and the 89600B VSA (vector signal analysis) software, which a leading tool for finding and fixing signal problems in R&D.
For base station testing, Agilent X-Series signal analyzers offer four performance levels including the flagship PXA, ideal for the most demanding power amplifier testing, and the MXA. The analyzers are available with the latest measurement applications such as LTE FDD and TDD. Mobile device testing is centered on the 8960 series, a one-box solution and its mobile test applications. Some of the other significant products include Mobile WiMAX Test Set, Wireless Connectivity Test Set, PXT Wireless Communications Test Set, N6070A Series Signaling Conformance Test and Development System LTE, Wireless Networking Test Set, and GS-8800 Test Systems.
Agilent makes a genuine effort to keep abreast of the changing market requirements, updating its product line, instruments and software, on a regular basis to meet customer requirements and actively participating in the process of defining the standards to stay ahead of the latest policies. For example, the company introduced a range of modular products in September 2010, which provides a new set of PXI and AXIe modular solution choices that complements its current handheld, modular and bench-top instruments.
"This strategy has enabled the company to not only enhance customer value but also to capture a larger portion of the market," said Olga Yashkova. "Agilent also introduced its new test solutions for 3GPP LTE-Advanced in January 2011, which is an important example of the company's strength in developing the industry-leading products."
Another important attribute that has contributed significantly to the immense success of Agilent in the wireless test equipment market across the globe is its strong focus on R&D operations. The company has an impressive team of highly skilled and dedicated researchers who design and develop leading edge high quality products that keep the company ahead of competition. In fact, in 2011, Agilent is investing 11 percent of its revenue in R&D.
Overall, Agilent's success in establishing itself as the market leader in wireless test equipment can be attributed to its extensive product portfolio. Besides, the company's significant investment in research to develop technologically advanced products has helped it earn high customer loyalty and bring wireless solutions to market faster to meet industry needs.
Based on these factors, Frost & Sullivan is proud to present the 2011 Global Market Share Leadership of the Year Award in wireless test equipment to Agilent. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in capturing the highest market share within its industry. The award recognizes the company's leadership position within the industry in terms of revenues or units.
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About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The company's 18,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent (agilent.com) had net revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2010.
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