October 20, 2008

Motorola Tops New ABI Research Vendor “Green Wi-Fi” Matrix Ranking

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

Cisco Systems and Siemens Enterprise Networks claimed the second and third spots in the company's new evaluation of the "greenness" of worldwide Wi-Fi access points and their 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.

ABI Research vice president Stan Schatt comments: "Motorola emerged as the winner in the Implementation category - which represents the greenness of a vendor's product portfolio - based on its large offering of value-add green features. Motorola was just a fraction of a point behind Cisco in terms of a vendor's internal green initiatives but scored high enough on its product features for the overall 'greenest of the green' honors."

Perhaps because of its European corporate location, Siemens is very much involved in environmental concerns. That focus is reflected both in its internal green initiatives as well as in its products. Meanwhile, adds Schatt, "Fourth-placing HP is poised to assume leadership in the green WLAN equipment market. Its corporate internal green efforts are already ranked number 1 (tied with Cisco)."

For this particular matrix, under "innovation," ABI Research examined vendors' carbon footprints, regulatory compliance, recycling efforts, internal initiatives, achievements in telepresence, video conferencing and telecommuting, and their participation in environmental organizations.

Under "implementation," ABI Research scrutinized two criteria: the controller power efficiency of each vendor's products, and their value-add green features.

To view a chart showing the rankings of the "top ten" firms in this Vendor Matrix, please visit "How Green Are Wi-Fi Equipment Vendors and Their Products" (http://www.abiresearch.com/products/vendor_matrix/How_Green_Are_Wi_ Fi_Equipment_Vendors_and_Their_Products.) (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.) 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.

This Vendor Matrix forms part of ABI Research's Wi-Fi Research Service (http://www.abiresearch.com/products/service/Wi-Fi_Research_Service). It is one of three newly-released ABI Vendor Matrices related to green networking practices.

For a list of all ABI Research Vendor Matrices, please visit The ABI Research Vendor Matrix (http://www.abiresearch.com/vendor_matrix_home.jsp).

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