Infonetics: Ethernet Microwave Gear up 5% from Year-Ago Quarter; Backhaul Fuels Overall Microwave Market

  Infonetics: Ethernet Microwave Gear up 5% from Year-Ago Quarter; Backhaul
  Fuels Overall Microwave Market

Business Wire

LONDON -- December 04, 2012

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 3rd
quarter 2012 (3Q12) Microwave Equipment market size, market share, and
forecast report, which analyzes time-division multiplexing (TDM), Ethernet,
and dual Ethernet/TDM microwave equipment by spectrum, capacity, form factor,
and architecture.

ANALYST NOTE

“The microwave equipment market held steady overall in the 3rd quarter, with
wildly varying results across segments,” reports Richard Webb, directing
analyst for microwave, mobile offload, and mobile broadband devices at
Infonetics Research. “Current trends will continue, with TDM microwave
equipment declining precipitously; the large dual-mode TDM/Ethernet microwave
segment waning as well but at a much slower rate; and Ethernet-only microwave
equipment surging year after year, powered by sustained mobile macrocell
backhaul demand.”

Webb adds: “Among the top 3 players in the market, leader Ericsson posted a 7%
revenue gain to give them nearly a quarter of the global market, their
strongest standing since early 2011; Huawei, who had more than doubled their
microwave revenue the previous quarter, saw a 19% decline this quarter; and
NEC’s  microwave revenue rose 17%, putting them within 1 market share point of
Huawei. Alcatel-Lucent continue to lead the fast-growing Ethernet microwave
segment.”

MICROWAVE MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  *While flat quarter-over-quarter in 3Q12, the worldwide microwave equipment
    market is down 4% from the year-ago 3^rd quarter, to $1.24 billion,
    weighed down by flagging sales of TDM and dual TDM/Ethernet microwave
    equipment
  *Meanwhile, the Ethernet microwave equipment segment is up 5%
    year-over-year and is forecast by Infonetics to grow at a 38% CAGR from
    2011 to 2016
  *In 3Q12, backhaul equipment made up 85% of total microwave revenue
  *EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) accounted for the highest
    regional proportion of microwave revenue, ahead of Asia Pacific, North
    America, and Latin America

REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics' quarterly microwave equipment report provides worldwide and
regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts, analysis, and trends for
Ethernet, TDM, and hybrid microwave equipment by spectrum, capacity, form
factor, and architecture. Companies tracked include Alcatel-Lucent, Aviat
Networks, Ceragon, DragonWave, ECI Telecom, Ericsson, Exalt, Huawei, NEC,
Nokia Siemens Networks, ZTE, and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics
Sales: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

RELATED RESEARCH

  *Latest Infonetics Mobile Backhaul and Microwave research brief:
    http://bit.ly/VhmlDx
  *$44 billion to be spent over 5 years on mobile backhaul gear
  *Infonetics Research bullish on millimeter wave market
  *Microwave equipment to hit $6B by 2016; Ericsson recaptures lead in 2Q12
  *Ericsson gets high marks from operators in Infonetics microwave survey
  *Femtocells offer opportunity to put the mobile network at the heart of the
    home network

RECENT AND UPCOMING RESEARCH

Download Infonetics MOBILE BACKHAUL & MICROWAVE report highlights, tables of
contents, prospectuses, market research brochure, events brochure at
http://www.infonetics.com/login.

  *Infonetics CRS Report: Huawei 2011 Revenue Reconciliation
  *Q3 Femtocell Equipment Market Share/Forecasts
  *Q3 3G, 4G (LTE, WiMAX) Broadband Devices & Subscribers Market Report
  *Service Provider Capex, Opex, Revenue & Subscribers Database
  *Telecommunications Equipment Vendor Leadership Scorecard
  *Mobile Backhaul Wireline Equipment Vendor Leadership: Service Provider
    Survey
  *Small Cell & LTE Backhaul Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey

UPCOMING INFONETICS EVENTS

  *WEBINAR: Extending Integrated Services to SMBs & Branch Offices (Dec. 5)
  *WEBINAR: Subscriber Engagement: The Missing Link in Policy Control &
    Charging (Dec. 11)
  *WEBINAR: Integrating Carrier WiFi with the Mobile Network (Target date:
    Feb. 2013)
  *WEBINAR: Scaling Small Cell Backhaul (Sponsorships available; target date:
    Feb. 2013)

TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT SALES:

N. America (West), Asia, Latin America: Larry Howard, larry@infonetics.com, +1
408-583-3335

N. America (East), Texas, Midwest: Scott Coyne, scott@infonetics.com, +1
408-583-3395

Europe, Middle East, Africa: George Stojsavljevic, george@infonetics.com, +44
755-488-1623

Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp

ABOUT INFONETICS

Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research
and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader
in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world
regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively.
View Infonetics’ About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.

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Contact:

Infonetics Research
Richard Webb, +44-1689-851-618 or +1-408-583-3369
Directing Analyst, Microwave, Mobile Offload, and Mobile Broadband Devices
richard@infonetics.com
Twitter: @RichardAWebb
 
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