Ericsson leads global LTE packet backhaul equipment market in 2011

Ericsson will be the leading player in the global LTE packet backhaul equipment market in 2011 with more than 25 percent of the entire market.


Ericsson  will finish 2011 as #1 with over 1/4 billion dollars in global LTE packet backhaul equipment revenue, according to In-Stat.


According to the In-Stat  report, Ericsson is the clear overall LTE equipment market leader through 2013.


However, in 2015, four cellular infrastructure vendors will realize $1.8 billion or more in revenues from LTE RAN equipment sales.


In 2015, as Asia Pacific countries deploy LTE in earnest, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia Siemens, Alcatel-Lucent, and ZTE will all have at least 10 percent of newly deployed LTE macro base station shipments in 2015.


From 2011 to 2015, LTE RAN revenues will grow at a CAGR of 41 percent.


The top five vendors in global LTE EPC/router/gateway in 2012 will be Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, and Nokia Siemens Networks.


Alcatel-Lucent will clearly dominate the LTE packet backhaul infrastructure space in Central and Latin America in 2012, with Cisco and Ericsson assuming the #2 and #3 positions.


The big six market players of Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Siemens Networks, Huawei, Samsung, and Cisco comprise 93 percent of the global LTE packet backhaul equipment market. Other companies include ZTE, Juniper, NEC, and Tellabs.


It is important to note that the market is far from static. Though ZTE failed to make it into the segment’s Big 6, it is likely to make a strong push, jumping a couple of spots in the rankings by 2015. Another point of emphasis is that not all regions necessarily match the global totals since each region has its own set of dominant players. Huawei, for example, has almost 50 percent of the market for global LTE packet backhaul equipment in Eastern Europe,” said Chris Kissel, analyst at In-Stat.


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