Ericsson regains lead in microwave equipment market from Huawei in Q2

Telecom Lead India: Telecom equipment major Ericsson has
regained the #1 position in the global microwave equipment market in second
quarter of 201. Ericsson is ahead of Chinese ICT equipment maker Huawei.


NEC, the microwave market share leader just a quarter
ago, is in third position.


The global microwave equipment market totaled $1.2
billion in 2Q12, up 16 percent from the previous quarter and down 6 percent
from the year-ago 2nd quarter.


EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) had the strongest 2nd
quarter, capturing around 1/2 of global microwave equipment revenue.


The microwave equipment market rebounded nicely in the
2nd quarter thanks to strong performances from Ericsson and Huawei.


Richard Webb, directing analyst for microwave at
Infonetics Research, said Huawei had a huge quarter, its biggest ever for
microwave equipment. The operator now counts some of the world’s major tier 1
international operators as its microwave customers and often supplies their
operations across many countries.


Despite choppy performance in recent quarters, Infonetics
expects the microwave equipment market to grow to $6 billion by 2016, driven by
a continuing demand for increased mobile backhaul capacity and the
proliferation of small cells.


The report analyzes TDM, Ethernet, and dual Ethernet/TDM
microwave equipment by spectrum, capacity, form factor, and architecture.


Recently, Infonetics Research said NEC was the highest-rated
microwave equipment vendor for customer service and support among operators.
Ericsson joint-leads with NEC in financial stability ratings, and ties Nokia
Siemens Networks for the second-highest ratings for technology (NEC is first).


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