LTE RAN Market Almost Tripled in 3Q12, Not Enough to Offset Slower 2G/3G Spending

   LTE RAN Market Almost Tripled in 3Q12, Not Enough to Offset Slower 2G/3G
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Nokia Siemens Networks Increased Market Share

PR Newswire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently published
report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the
networking and telecommunications industries, indicates that rapidly growing
LTE revenues were not enough to offset falling 2G/3G revenues as the total
mobile RAN market declined 11 percent in 3Q12. RAN equipment sales that
started to weaken in the latter part of 2011, continued to affect total mobile
RAN revenues during the third quarter of 2012, driven by a technology mix
shift from 3G to 4G, lower average selling prices, more network modernization
projects and uncertain macro-economic conditions.

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"This is the fourth straight quarter that total mobile RAN revenues have
suffered double-digit declines year over year," said Stefan Pongratz, analyst
with Dell'Oro Group. "The good news is that we are seeing operators
increasingly putting an emphasis on network coverage, performance, and
quality, in the hope of differentiating their networks. They know that once
they fall behind on LTE coverage/performance, it will become increasingly
challenging to generate net adds. This is spurring LTE spending/commitments
not only in the US, Japan, and Korea, but now also in Russia, Brazil, and even
the UK and France," continued Pongratz.

The report also reveals that Ericsson maintained its leadership position in
LTE. Nokia Siemens Networks, helped by operators commercializing LTE in Japan,
passed Alcatel-Lucent to become the number two LTE vendor as measured by RAN
revenue shares. Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent shared the third spot with
approximately 15 percent of LTE RAN revenue shares respectively.

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