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Infonetics: Microwave Equipment Market Forecast To Hit $5.2 Billion in 2017; Alcatel-Lucent Gains in Q4

  Infonetics: Microwave Equipment Market Forecast To Hit $5.2 Billion in 2017;
  Alcatel-Lucent Gains in Q4

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LONDON -- March 8, 2013

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 4th
quarter 2012 (4Q12) and year-end Microwave Equipment report, which analyzes
time-division multiplexing (TDM), Ethernet, and dual Ethernet/TDM microwave
equipment by spectrum, capacity, form factor, architecture, and line of sight.

ANALYST NOTE

“The microwave equipment market ended 2012 tamely,” reports Richard Webb,
directing analyst for microwave and carrier WiFi at Infonetics Research. “The
expected year-end boost to quarterly revenues did not materialize, as price
erosion and capex conservation combined to deliver a seasonally countertrend
4th quarter dip.”

“We expect the market trough to hang around a little while longer before
renewed growth begins in late 2013,” Webb continues. “And by 2017, Infonetics
forecasts the microwave equipment market to reach $5.2 billion, powered by the
continuing demand for backhaul capacity at macrocell sites.”

MICROWAVE MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  *The global microwave equipment market totaled $1.2 billion in 4Q12, down
    3% from 3Q12, and down 12% from the year-ago 4th quarter (4Q11)
  *Microwave equipment spending declined 10% worldwide for the full year 2012
  *Showing evidence of the continuing shift to all-packet microwave,
    Ethernet-only equipment accounted for 14.2% of all units shipped in 4Q12
  *Ericsson, Huawei, and NEC held steady at the top of the microwave
    equipment revenue leaderboard in 4Q12, though #4 Alcatel-Lucent closed the
    gap on NEC significantly, pulling to within a hair’s breadth
  *Meanwhile, Aviat Networks leapfrogged Ceragon to move into the #5 spot in
    4Q12, cracking the top 5 for the 1^st time
  *Alcatel-Lucent continues to lead the all-packet segment, accounting for
    half of all revenue

CLIENT CONFERENCE CALL

Clients: View Richard Webb’s 4Q12 and year-end microwave equipment market
recap on demand. Log in to http://bit.ly/10mmjD3 for password.

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, architecture, and line of sight. Companies tracked include
Alcatel-Lucent, Aviat Networks, Ceragon, DragonWave, ECI Telecom, Ericsson,
Exalt, Huawei, Intracom, NEC, Nokia Siemens Networks, ZTE, and others. To buy
the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

RELATED RESEARCH

  *Latest Infonetics Microwave - Backhaul - Small Cells research brief:
    http://bit.ly/13J7dIt
  *Femtocells up 66% in final quarter of 2012; big 2013 expected as 4G femtos
    ramp
  *Small cell operators face myriad operational and financial challenges
  *Outdoor small cell backhaul a 5-year $5 billion opportunity
  *$44 billion to be spent over 5 years on mobile backhaul gear
  *Femtocells offer opportunity to put the mobile network at the heart of the
    home network

UPCOMING MARKET SHARE/FORECAST REPORTS AND SURVEYS

Download Infonetics’ market research brochure, publication calendar, events
brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at
http://www.infonetics.com/login.

  *4Q12 3G and 4G Mobile Broadband Devices and Subscribers
  *Carrier WiFi Equipment
  *Carrier WiFi Offload and Hotspot Strategies and Vendor Leadership Survey
  *Macrocell Mobile Backhaul Equipment and Services
  *Millimeter Wave Equipment
  *Small Cell Equipment

INFONETICS WEBINARS

Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to learn more or register
for Infonetics events.

  *Integrating Carrier WiFi with the Mobile Network (View on demand)
  *Scaling Small Cell Backhaul (View on demand)
  *Small Cells Reality Check (Sponsorships available)

TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

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 and Carrier WiFi
richard@infonetics.com
Twitter: @RichardAWebb
 
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