Huawei leads RAN market in second quarter

Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei leads RAN market in the second quarter of 2013, ahead of Ericsson.

ABI Research says Huawei RAN revenues rose 14.1 percent to CNY 25.6 billion in the second quarter of 2013.

Huawei has a RAN market share of 31.1 percent, up 7.2 points from Q1 2013 and up 2.5 points from the year-ago quarter.

In the first quarter of 2013, Huawei’s RAN rank was #2.

Huawei’s growth in RAN revenue in second quarter is well ahead of average seasonality for the quarter.

The #2 RAN vendor Ericsson has 23.4 percent market share during the second quarter.

Alcatel-Lucent RAN revenue decreased 0.8 percent to $1,102 million. The company has RAN market share of 14.3 percent, a decrease of 0.8 percent. Alcatel-Lucent’s market share rank position remains unchanged at #4.

“The Huawei 7.2 points gain in RAN share in the second quarter of 2013 came at the expense of the remaining 6 vendors we track,” said Nick Marshall, principal analyst at ABI Research.

ABI Research says mobile infrastructure RAN revenues grew 5.9 percent sequentially in the second quarter of 2013 to reach almost $7.7 billion; 4.8 percent higher than the same quarter a year ago and ahead of average seasonality for the second quarter thanks.

LTE sales in many regions including North America and Latin America with industry-wide declines in GSM and CDMA sales were the growth drivers for mobile RAN.

Meanwhile, Stefan Pongratz, director of Mobile RAN research at Dell’Oro Group, recently said that the year-over-year growth trends for the total RAN market continued to develop positively in the second quarter driven by double-digit growth in Latin America, North America, and Europe offsetting weaker momentum in the Asia Pacific region.

Dell’Oro Group said that Ericsson maintained its leading market share in LTE RAN while Huawei’s share in this segment continued to improve.  Together, the two vendors accounted for 63 percent of the combined WCDMA/LTE RAN market.

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