Huawei regains lead in microwave transmission market

China-based Huawei Technologies has regained the top position in the global microwave transmission market the second quarter of 2018, according to a report released by Dell’Oro Group.
Huawei booth in MWC 2018Huawei has 24 percent share in the microwave transmission market in Q2.

The report said Huawei regained the highest market share in the quarter after briefly losing this top spot to NEC in Q1 2018.

Ericsson and Nokia grew their revenue in the quarter, giving them the second and third highest market shares, respectively.

The main competitor of Huawei in the microwave transmission market is Ericsson with 21 percent share.

Nokia has 11 percent share of the microwave transmission market. NEC has 10 percent share of the microwave transmission market.

“This was a second consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth for microwave transmission equipment market,” said Jimmy Yu, vice president with Dell’Oro Group. “Demand for mobile backhaul is improving, and it will expand this year following two years of revenue contraction.”

The point-to-point Microwave Transmission market grew six percent year-over-year in the quarter.

The country with the largest demand for microwave transmission equipment was India. Radio shipments to India grew about 45 percent year-over-year in the first half of 2018, Dell’Oro Group.

India is the home for telecom operators such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Reliance Jio and BSNL.