|[February 21, 2013]
Ericsson and Huawei Head-to-Head in RAN Market Share for 2012, Says ABI Research
AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Mobile infrastructure RAN revenues grew 17.4% sequentially in the fourth
quarter of 2012 to reach almost $8.5 billion; 2.5% lower than the same
quarter a year ago. For the whole year Ericsson and Huawei are closely
matched in RAN market share with about 24% each, followed by Nokia
Siemens (News - Alert) Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, ZTE, Samsung, and NEC.
"In the fourth quarter of 2012 Ericsson picked up 3 points of market
share, followed by Samsung and Nokia Siemens Networks. These gains came
at the expense of Huawei (News - Alert) who lost almost 5 points of share in the
quarter," says Nick Marshall, principal analyst at ABI Research.
Nokia Siemens Networks jumped to number 2 in RAN market share after
number 1 ranked Ericsson (News - Alert) in Q412, Huawei ranked number 3, and
Alcatel-Lucent was 4th in the quarter.
For the full year the RAN market was squeezed in 2012, although the
fourth quarter was up ahead of normal seasonality, the full year RAN
market was down 10%.
These vendor market share trends are reversed for the whole year where
Huawei and Samsung (News - Alert) each gained almst 3 points of share and
Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson each lost share compared to full year 2011.
"Rankings for the full year place Ericsson and Huawei in the joint #1
position followed by Nokia Siemens Networks unchanged at number 3,
Alcatel-Lucent unchanged at number 4 and ZTE (News - Alert) at number 5," continues
Vendor revenues and market shares are tracked by ABI Research's "Mobile
Infrastructure RAN Market Shares: Q4'12 and Full Year 2012" Market Data.
This quarterly market data report tracks base station deployments by
technology, region, and country. The data also includes forecasts for
new deployments, upgrades, and replacements annually through 2018, as
well as operator base station spend estimates.
These findings are part of ABI Research's Macro
ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forecasting of
trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies. From
offices in North America, Europe and Asia, ABI Research's worldwide team
of experts advises thousands of decision makers through 70+ research and
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