Ericsson and Huawei hold 24% each market share in mobile infrastructure RAN in 2012.

Telecom Lead America: Ericsson and Huawei are holding 24 percent each market share in the mobile infrastructure RAN in 2012.

The other top vendors — in the mobile infrastructure RAN market — include: Nokia Siemens Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, ZTE, Samsung, and NEC.

ABI Research says the global mobile infrastructure RAN revenues declined 2.5 percent in Q4 2012 to around $8.5 billion.

But it grew 17.4 percent sequentially.

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These vendor market share trends are reversed for the whole year where Huawei and Samsung each gained almost 3 points of share and Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson each lost share compared to full year 2011.

Nokia Siemens Networks jumped to number 2 in RAN market share after number 1 ranked Ericsson in Q412, Huawei ranked number 3, and Alcatel-Lucent was 4th in the quarter.

In the fourth quarter of 2012 Ericsson picked up 3 points of market share, followed by Samsung and Nokia Siemens Networks. These gains came at the expense of Huawei who lost almost 5 points of share in the quarter.

For the full year the RAN market was squeezed in 2012, although the fourth quarter was up ahead of normal seasonality, the full year RAN market was down 10 percent.

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