Ericsson leads LTE equipment market in second quarter 2013: Infonetics

Ericsson is leading the LTE equipment market in the second quarter of 2013, Infonetics Research said. Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent and NSN are in the next positions.

Infonetics Research said the global LTE revenue grew 17 percent quarter-over-quarter and 119 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2013 to $3.3 billion.

LTE continues to ramp up at a fast pace with a shift away from Japan and Korea to EMEA, Brazil, and Russia. China is joining in a big way with two-thirds of total spending this year earmarked for LTE and expected by year’s end.

Europe is now the 3rd strongest LTE market behind North America and Brazil.  LTE rollouts began in earnest at Russia’s MTS, MegaFon, and VimpelCom

Infonetics anticipates that 4G LTE subscribers could reach 608 million by 2017. Infonetics does not share country specific 4G user details.

Ericsson leads LTE equipment market in Q2

“As a result, 2013 is shaping up to be a peak year for macrocell mobile deployments,” said Stéphane Téral, principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics at Infonetics Research.

The global macrocell 2G/3G/4G mobile infrastructure market rose 4 percent sequentially to $10.3 billion in Q2 2013 — driven by LTE ramp-ups in North America, Brazil, and EMEA

Modest 2G and 3G activity kept the mobile infrastructure market down 5 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Projects at Bouygues Telecom, Etisalat, Everything Everywhere, MTS, Mobily, Vodafone D2, Claro, and Vivo propelled Huawei past long-time #2 NSN to move behind macro 2G/3G/4G radio leader Ericsson.

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