Infonetics: China Mobilizing for Huge LTE Rollout; Mobile Infrastructure Growth Braking in Japan

  Infonetics: China Mobilizing for Huge LTE Rollout; Mobile Infrastructure
  Growth Braking in Japan

Business Wire

CAMPBELL, Calif. -- November 14, 2013

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest 2G,
3G, 4G Mobile Infrastructure and Subscribers in Japan and China market share
and forecast report, which tracks GSM, W-CDMA, TD-SCDMA, CDMA2000, and LTE
equipment and subscribers in Japan and China.

CHINA MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

“For the second time in Chinese mobile spending history, only a third of total
budgeted capex was spent in the first half of the year. This is even lower
than last year, and half of what the total should be at this time of year!”
says Stéphane Téral, principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier
economics at Infonetics Research. “China Mobile and China Telecom dragged
total capex while China Unicom is ahead of its spending plans.”

  *The Chinese mobile infrastructure market was down 21% in the first half of
    2013 compared to the same period a year ago, to US$2 billion
  *Meanwhile, 2013 is still shaping up as solid year fueled by China Mobile’s
    massive TD-LTE rollout for potential commercial service by year’s end and
    the Chinese government’s awarding of 4G licenses
  *China’s LTE market is expected to rise 127% year-over-year in 2013
  *63% of China’s 1.2 billion mobile subscribers are on China Mobile’s
    GSM/TD-SCDMA network

JAPAN MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

“Year-over-year growth in the Japanese mobile infrastructure market slowed to
8% in the first half of 2013. What we saw was basically a continuation of the
LTE network construction started a year ago by NTT Docomo, KDDI, and SoftBank
Mobile,” notes Téral.

  *Japan’s mobile infrastructure market totaled US$1.7 billion in the first
    half of 2013 (1H13), with LTE contributing US$1.4 billion of total revenue

       *The LTE spending pattern is directly correlated to the 3 Japanese
         mobile operators’ capex

  *NSN is king of the Japanese radio market, followed by Ericsson and NEC
  *NTT Docomo is Japan’s largest mobile operator, with 62 million
    subscribers, 14 million of which are on its LTE network
  *Infonetics forecasts the Japanese mobile infrastructure industry to fall
    to US$2.6 billion in 2017, a 2012–2017 CAGR of -7.3%

2G, 3G, 4G JAPAN AND CHINA REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics’ biannual mobile infrastructure and subscribers in Japan and China
report provides market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2017, and
analysis for GSM, W-CDMA, TD-SCDMA, CDMA2000, and LTE equipment and
subscribers in Japan and China. The report features an LTE Deployment Tracker
and includes customer wins and vendor and operator announcements. To buy the
report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

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UPCOMING MARKET FORECASTS AND SURVEYS

Download Infonetics’ 2013 market research brochure, publication calendar,
events brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at
http://www.infonetics.com/login.

  *Infonetics’ new 2014 Market Research Lineup
  *2G, 3G, 4G Mobile Infrastructure & Subscribers - 3Q13 Edition
  *3G & 4G Mobile Broadband Devices & Subscribers - 3Q13 Edition
  *2G, 3G, 4G Mobile Services & Subscribers: Voice, SMS/MMS & Broadband
  *Telecom & Datacom Market Drivers

INFONETICS WEBINARS

Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to register for upcoming
webinars, view recent webinars on demand, or learn about sponsoring a webinar.

  *The Business Rationale for M2M (View on demand)
  *Small Cells Reality Check (View on demand)
  *Distributed Antenna Systems: What's Next (2014: Sponsor)

TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

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

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

EMEA, India, Singapore: 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
Stéphane Téral, +1 408-583-3371
Principal Analyst, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
stephane@infonetics.com
Twitter: @infonetics
 
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