The 2G-5G radio access network (RAN) infrastructure equipment market achieved single-digit growth in the first quarter of 2020, according to Dell’Oro Group.
5G NR comprised 20 percent to 40 percent of the overall RAN market.
Massive MIMO radio shipments increased four-fold with total installed base eclipsing 60 million transceivers.
Indoor small cell growth slowed in the quarter.
Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia, ZTE, and Samsung accounted for more than 95 percent of the RAN market.
Huawei’s total RAN share improved, reflecting Huawei’s growing position in China.
Smaller RAN players benefitted from the shift toward Open RAN.
“While we continue to expect the RAN market to grow at a healthy pace, regional risk profiles have changed with increase downward risks given the slowdown in the economy and upside risks prompted by faster-than-expected 5G acceleration in China and Korea,” Stefan Pongratz, vice president at Dell’Oro Group, said.