Preliminary market share data for 2012

Preliminary market share data for 2012 
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwire) -- 03/08/13 --  Maintained share of
global installed base of radio base stations at 40%, and the number 1
position in both mobile equipment market as well as LTE specifically 
Following a very strong 2011, market share for mobile network
equipment declined
somewhat from 38% in 2011 to 35% in 2012, leading
to a somewhat lower market
share for the network equipment market
going from 27% in 2011 to 24% in 2012 
Strong year for Global Services leading to continued increase in
telecom services market share to 13%, in a strong lead before the
closest competitor 
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has today in conjunction to publishing its
Annual Report
for 2012 also published preliminary market share
estimates for 2012. 
During 2011, Ericsson introduced a wider definition of the equipment
market reflecting the company's R&D investments during the past years.
This new definition includes the key segments Radio, IP and Transport
as well as Core.
Preliminary market data indicates that the market
share was at 24%, down from
27% in 2011. The decline is due to lower
market share in the mobile equipment
market, at 35% down from 38% in
2011, negatively impacted by the ongoing technology shift in China
where investments are moving from GSM to other technology areas where
Ericsson has limited presence. Ericsson maintained its
share of the
global installed base of radio base stations at 40%. 
Ericsson's market share for LTE is twice as big as the largest
competitor, measured in shipments for the full year 2012. This makes
Ericsson the world's
largest supplier of LTE. The LTE technology is
still in an early build-out phase. 
In telecom services, internal market data indicates that the company
its market share to 13% making it larger than any
competitor in a fragmented
market. After the acquisition of
Telcordia, consolidated as of January 2012,
Ericsson also has a
leading position in the OSS and BSS market. 
The share of installed radio base stations worldwide is calculated
based on the
accumulated shipments of base stations since 2004. 
The market shares for mobile equipment market and key segments are
calculated as Ericsson's share of total network equipment sales to
service providers during
each year. 
The market share for telecom services market is calculated as
Ericsson's share
of total telecom services sales to service providers
during each year. 
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