Top telecom equipment vendors in wireless packet core market in Q1

Telecom Lead Asia: Ericsson, Cisco, Huawei, Juniper and
Alcatel-Lucent are the top vendors in overall wireless packet core market in Q1

Dell’Oro Group said Ericsson leads overall wireless
packet core market. Cisco is in second place now. Chinese telecom equipment
maker Huawei is in third position.

Cisco Systems’ revenue share jumped almost 5 share-points
versus the prior quarter and is now neck-to-neck with Huawei for second place
in the overall Wireless Packet Core market.

Juniper with its MobileNext product recognized revenue
for the first time in 1Q12, and relative newcomer, Alcatel-Lucent, now
represents almost 8 percent of the hot growing evolved packet core segment.

Wireless packet core market revenues grew 9 percent over
the last year during the first quarter of 2012. 

Sales were driven by the evolved packet core segment of
the market as service providers accelerated the deployment of LTE networks.

The most powerful driver for the Wireless Packet Core
market today is LTE,” said Chris DePuy, analyst of Wireless Packet Core at
Dell’Oro Group. 

Service providers are experiencing significant growth in
LTE subscribers, leading to an accelerated pace of deployment for evolved
packet core equipment.  There is a lot of change in the vendor landscape
as demonstrated by Cisco’s success in expanding beyond its traditional North
American territory.  We also expect other technologies beyond LTE to
propel sales of Wireless Packet Core such as WiFi,” DePuy added.

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