Ericsson retains top position in Point-to-Point Radio market


Infrastructure equipment supplier Ericsson manufactured
26 percent of the nearly 1.4 million point-to-point radios that shipped in
2010, according to Strategy Analytics.


This Strategy Analytics research forecasts
growth for point-to-point radio shipments to slightly more than 2 million in
2015, resulting in $300 million RF component revenue.


In addition to Ericsson, the report details product
offerings from major suppliers, such as Nokia Siemens Networks, Huawei,
Alcatel-Lucent, Aviat Networks,
BridgeWave Communications, TriQuint, Avago Technologies,
Hittite and RFMD.


Wireless is becoming an important backhaul solution as
the amount of mobile data increases because of increased device use. Backhaul
is becoming an integral part of the whole wireless network, so it is not
surprising to see large wireless equipment OEMs like Ericsson leading the
charge,” said Eric Higham, director of the Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound
Semiconductor Technologies Service.


As the infrastructure deployments for emerging 4G
technologies including LTE pick up, we expect to see growth in the use of
wireless point-to-point radios for backhaul,” said Asif Anwar, director,
Strategy Analytics Strategic Technologies Practice.


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