Ericsson leads WCDMA LTE market in H1 2014 with 33% share

Ericsson is leading the combined WCDMA / LTE market in H1 2014, said from Dell’Oro Group.

The market share of Ericsson in the combined WCDMA / LTE market in H1 2014 was 33 percent, Huawei 24 percent and Nokia 17 percent.

Ericsson is the largest vendor in LTE RAN market in Q2 2014, while Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent are in the second and third rankings, respectively, for LTE RAN revenues.

The report said the worldwide Radio Access Network (RAN) market reached $16 billion in the first half of 2014 – with double-digit growth rate.

However, the total RAN market excluding APAC declined at a high single-digit rate in the first half of 2014.


LTE rollouts in Europe almost offset declining legacy technologies, while the 4G rollouts in China were the greatest contributor to the worldwide RAN growth in the first half of this year.

“The same phenomenon that transpired in advanced LTE markets such as Canada, Japan, Korea, and the U.S., with service providers competing to complete LTE coverage, is now being emulated in China and parts of Europe,” said Stefan Pongratz, director of Dell’Oro Group’s RAN and Small Cells research.

Total RAN (macro and small cell) market is expected to advance at a low single-digit rate for a second consecutive year in 2014 while the market is expected to decline in 2015.

Earlier, the research agency said the global LTE RAN revenues will reach $22 billion by 2018.

Total RAN market — macro and small cell – will grow for a second consecutive year in 2014 and decline at a low single-digit CAGR between 2014 and 2018.

Macro investments will remain strong throughout the forecast period with more than 1 M macro (RRU, antenna integrated radio, active antenna system) radios shipping in 2018 configured using both distributed and centralized baseband architectures.

The report said TD-LTE will account for nearly 40 percent of LTE RF carrier shipments in the forecast period.

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