Mobile infrastructure market revenues increased 22 percent during the first quarter of 2011 versus the year ago quarter, to $9.6 billion, according to a Dell’Oro Group report.
In the first quarter of 2011, Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson were top choice as CDMA suppliers, and each gained 5 and 4 market revenue share points, respectively.
Sales of CDMA/EV-DO comprised almost one-third of the market’s gain, with most of the strength coming from North America, where revenues jumped 65 percent versus the year-ago quarter, the strongest increase in the region since the inception of CDMA.
This is not a one-quarter surge in CDMA investment,” said Stefan Pongratz, analyst of Mobile Infrastructure research at Dell’Oro Group.
North American operators depend heavily on their 3G networks to support mobile data traffic, and they are fortifying their footprints. The growth in CDMA/EV-DO came from many operators such as Verizon, followed by Sprint, Metro PCS, and Leap, to name a few. 3G infrastructure paves the continent, reaching the most remote locations and it will be the backbone of mobile services for several years while operators build out their LTE networks,” Pongratz added.
The report forecasts the near-term outlook for mobile infrastructure spend, discusses the drivers of the strong momentum in 2011, and the changes in spend allocation across regions and technologies.
The Dell’Oro Group Mobility Infrastructure Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, transceiver or RF carrier shipments, and unit shipments for base station controllers, base transceiver stations, and mobile switching centers for GSM/GPRS/EDGE, CDMA, WCDMA, Mobile WiMAX, and LTE.
By TelecomLead.com Team