Telecom networking supplier Huawei has overtaken Ericsson as the revenue leader in the combined mobile infrastructure market in the first half of 2015.
The mobile infrastructure market includes RAN, wireless packet and carrier IP telephony segments.
“Huawei has just barely passed Ericsson for the first time in USD terms as the revenue leader in the combined mobile infrastructure market, partially a result of its radio position in China and partially a result of Forex, according to telecom research firm Dell’Oro Group.
In the global Wireless Packet Core market, Ericsson maintained its revenue ranking, followed by Huawei. Dell’Oro Group, which will announce additional details later, said foreign currency volatility and NFV trials have stalled the market.
Meanwhile, Session Border Controller (SBC) and IMS Core revenues grew 23 percent year over year driven by VoLTE and VoWiFi.
Despite double-digit growth in the overall 4G equipment market including RAN LTE, Evolved Packet Core (EPC), and VoLTE related investments, it was not enough to turn around the overall mobile infrastructure market which declined at a mid-single digit rate in H1 2015 in USD terms.
The report said the adoption of virtualized Carrier IP Telephony is finally reaching the market.
Ciena, Huawei, and ZTE grabbed more than 10 percent share of the Optical WDM Metro market each, and held a combined market share of 50 percent.
“Demand for WDM equipment in metro applications is reaching new levels,” said Jimmy Yu, vice president of Optical Transport research at Dell’Oro Group.
The report said WDM Metro market will grow 10 percent in 2015 driven by rising use of WDM systems for mobile and fixed backhaul as well as data center interconnect. 100 Gbps wavelength shipments will grow through the year, and for 200 Gbps wavelength shipments to reach significant volumes by year-end.