Huawei leads global RAN market in third quarter

Huawei is the leader in the global RAN market in the third quarter of 2021, despite challenging business conditions in several markets, according to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group.
Huawei Harmony OSGlobal RAN rankings remained unchanged with Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia, ZTE, and Samsung leading the market.

RAN revenue shares are changing as on-going efforts by the US government to curb the rise of Huawei and improve supplier diversification are starting to show in the numbers, especially with new footprints outside of China.

Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung are the top three 5G RAN suppliers outside of China.
Huawei share in telecom network market in 2020
The above chart shows the share of Huawei in the global telecom infrastructure market in 2020.

The ongoing supply chain shortage has impacted the radio access network (RAN) market in the third quarter of 2021.

The overall 2G-5G RAN infrastructure equipment market recorded a seventh consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth in the third quarter, the report said.

“RAN market remains on track for a fourth consecutive year of robust growth, underpinned by healthy demand for connectivity,” said Stefan Pongratz, analyst with the Dell’Oro Group. “More challenging comparisons combined with increased risks surrounding the supply chain will weigh on the market in 2022.”

Following two consecutive years of double-digit growth, total RAN revenues are projected to advance 3 percent in 2022.