Ericsson leads LTE market in first quarter of 2012, ahead of Alcatel-Lucent

Telecom Lead India: Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent are the
number one and two players, respectively, in the global LTE market based on
revenue share in first quarter of 2012.


Nokia Siemens Networks, which is aspiring to become the
mobile broadband major, is yet to find a place in top spot.


Sales to Softbank Mobile’s Wireless City Planning assisted
Huawei and ZTE to take the first two spots in LTE TDD.

The quarterly revenue growth of Samsung and NEC was
better than their rivals.


A Dell’Oro Group study said the challenging macro
economic environment is not preventing operators from building out their LTE


LTE RAN revenues grew more than 160 percent in first
quarter of 2012 versus Q1 2011.


There are more than 60 commercial LTE networks at the end
of Q1 2012.


15 million LTE subscriptions at the end of Q1 2012, up 70
percent q-o-q.


The industry saw the commercialization of TDD LTE in


“With an LTE tablet that can be used by two-thirds
of the US population, operators around the world are looking to the US as an
example of the potential opportunities that can be realized with the combination
of a high performance network, rich eco-system of popular devices, and price
plans that promote the shift to LTE,” said Stefan Pongratz, senior analyst
at Dell’Oro Group.


There are now more than 80 countries committed to
LTE.  While 80 percent of the revenues in first quarter came from North
America, Japan, and South Korea, this will change in the future as more
countries are awarded licenses to deploy LTE.


Ninety million LTE connections by year-end: Strategy Analytics


LTE connections will increase nine-fold in 2012 to reach
90 million, mainly supported by uptake of LTE smartphones in US, South Korea
and Japan, according to Strategy Analytics.


The study also expects that this trend will continue and
the technology will exceed one billion connections by early 2017.


North America leads LTE market with 10.8 million LTE


North America dominates the LTE market with 10.8 million
LTE subscriptions, more than two-thirds of the global subscriber base as of
March 2012.


The U.S. has about 10.5 million LTE connections, while
Canada contributes nearly 300,000 connections as of the first quarter


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