Ericsson leads global RAN market in 2014: ABI Research

Ericsson has continued to lead the global RAN market in 2014, said ABI Research.

Huawei is the second largest RAN supplier.

Nokia Networks is in the third position.

The fourth largest RAN supplier is Alcatel-Lucent.

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All the top four RAN suppliers have double digit market shares in 2014, said ABI Research.

Ericsson lost RAN share: Dell’Oro Group

In a February 2015 research note, Dell’Oro Group said that the RAN — 2G, 3G, 4G macro and small cell shares of Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent were impacted by the shift from North America to China. Both vendors lost single-digit percentage points of share in 2014.

Ericsson, Huawei, and Nokia maintained the top three revenue share rankings in LTE, while Huawei, ZTE and Nokia were the top TD-LTE RAN vendors as measured by 2014 revenues.

Dell’Oro Group forecast that the total RAN market is expected to decline in 2015 as 4G growth in Europe will likely not be sufficient to offset near-term pressures in North America and stronger comps in Asia Pacific.

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The ABI Research report said Asia Pacific regional growth in base stations dominated in 2014 as it continued to account for the majority of worldwide base station deployments. Asia Pacific is the largest market for LTE, followed by North America and Western Europe, with Asia Pacific regional installed base growing by double-digits in 2014.

LTE macro RAN spending also set records in 2014 as LTE expenditures accounted for a majority of RAN spending.

After deploying over 700,000 TD-LTE base stations in 2014, China Mobile plans an additional 300,000 base stations to reach 1 million by the end of 2015.

Nick Marshall, research director at ABI Research, said: “China Mobile company plans peak Capex in 2014 and 2015 to help construct what it claims will be the world’s largest 4G network.”

By 2019, China will dominate the LTE base station market in the Asia Pacific region, and have the largest LTE installed base in the world. China which will account for almost three quarters of the worldwide LTE installed base. China will operate over half of the worldwide LTE installed base.

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