The LTE infrastructure market share of Nokia was 32 percent. In this weak quarter, the combination of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent propelled the new Nokia into the LTE market driver’s seat, ahead of Huawei.
Huawei was in the second spot with 22 percent share in the global LTE infrastructure market in the first quarter of 2016.
Ericsson is in the third position with 18 percent share.
ZTE has 12 percent share in the global LTE infrastructure market.
Samsung is in the fifth rank with 8 percent share in the worldwide LTE infrastructure market, said a statement from IHS on Friday.
The global LTE infrastructure market revenue fell 23 percent quarter on quarter and dropped 6 percent year on year.
422 of the 494 commercial LTE networks launched to date are of the frequency division duplex (FDD) variety.
Telecom industry body GSA, in a separate statement today said that the number of LTE networks reached 503 in 167 countries till May 2016.
Mobile infrastructure market
The size of the macrocell mobile infrastructure market revenue fell 18 percent quarter on quarter to $10 billion in Q1 2016.
The dip in macrocell mobile infrastructure market was dragged by all regions except countries such as Japan, North America and Mexico.
The mobile infrastructure market decreased 8 percent year on year basis.
2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies experienced sharp decline. The decline was for the first time since the beginning of LTE rollouts in 2012.