ZTE gained the most share in microwave transmission equipment: Dell’Oro

Microwave Transmission equipment used in mobile backhaul applications grew 5 percent year-over-year in Q2 2022, according to Dell’Oro Group.
ZTE at a trade show boothEricsson and Huawei held the majority of the market share in mobile backhaul with a combined market share of nearly 60 percent. The report didn’t reveal the individual market share of Ericsson and Huawei in the mobile backhaul business.

The vendors with the highest market shares for mobile backhaul in the trailing twelve-month period were Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia, Ceragon, and ZTE. Among these vendors, ZTE gained the most market share, nearly doubling its revenue share from the year-ago period.

“Demand for mobile backhaul continued to be a strong driver for Microwave Transmission equipment growth,” said Jimmy Yu, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “We believe this growth will continue for some time as 5G deployments proliferate beyond geographic locations that have fiber in place.”

Overall Microwave Transmission equipment revenue grew 1 percent year-over-year in the quarter, driven by higher demand for mobile backhaul. The Verticals market declined, offsetting some of the gains in mobile.

The European market for microwave equipment sharply declined as a result of component shortages, Russia-Ukraine war, and weaker euro currency.