Ericsson leads in wireless packet core market in Q2 2011


Wireless packet core (WPC) market revenues grew 33
percent over the last year during the second quarter of 2011, as service
provider demand for wireless data subscriber management remained robust.
Ericsson maintained its market share lead in revenues, followed by Huawei,
according to Dell’Oro Group.


“Surging smartphone and tablet adoption is driving
service providers to add wireless data subscriber management equipment. While
demand remains robust, we expect a handful of new vendors to challenge
incumbent equipment providers as the market begins its transition to the next
generation of equipment called Evolved Packet Core,” said Chris DePuy, analyst
at Dell’Oro Group.


At least four new packet core devices are in trials with
service providers, with launch dates expected in the next several quarters
to see some interesting shifts in the market’s landscape when these new
products ramp.


The report shows that 2Q11 revenues reached over $630
million.  Equipment types that are included in the WPC market include
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN), Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN), Packet Data
Serving Node (PDSN) and Access Service Network (ASN) devices.


Recently, Dell’Oro Group predicted
that the worldwide optical transport equipment market revenues grew 10
percent year-over-year to $3 billion in the first quarter of 2011. 


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