EJL Wireless Research Reports Global BTS Shipments for 1H2010 on Track for 2010

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Remote radio unit base stations rapidly increasing in penetration with NSN as the market leader in shipments

Similar to the recent report on global BTS transceivers released by EJL Wireless Research, the global base transmitting station (BTS) market was also on track to hit the company's forecast for unit shipments. BTS units for the first half of 2010 achieved 51.9% of our projected forecast for 2010, indicating that despite the Indian embargo that the industry was on it way to another growth year, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research titled “Global Base Station Market Analysis, 1st Edition, 1H2010.”

“The transition to remote radio unit (RRU) base station architecture is moving faster than we predicted. Base stations using RRUs comprised 45.1% of overall 1H2010 shipments with Nokia Siemens Networks the market leader in RRU shipments,” says founder and President, Earl Lum. The report provides a unique perspective on the global shipments and demand for base station equipment covering all air interface standards and frequencies and major OEMs including Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei Technologies, Motorola, Nokia Siemens Networks, and ZTE.

“Nokia Siemens Networks was the overall leader in total base station unit shipments as well as for GSM shipments. Ericsson was the top supplier for both W-CDMA and next generation LTE shipments while ZTE captured the top positions for CDMA and TD-SCDMA,” says Lum.

The top suppliers by overall base station shipments as well as by air interface standards for 1H2010 were:

    Overall #1 BTS Supplier:                Nokia Siemens Networks

    Overall #1 GSM BTS Supplier:        Nokia Siemens Networks

    Overall #1 W-CDMA BTS Supplier:    Ericsson

    Overall #1 CDMA BTS Supplier:    ZTE

    Overall #1 TD-SCDMA BTS Supplier:ZTE

    Overall #1 LTE TRx Supplier:        Ericsson

The report is currently available for purchase and information can be downloaded at http://www.ejlwireless.com.

About EJL Wireless Research

EJL Wireless Research provides proprietary, accurate and cutting-edge market analysis and consulting services on the wireless technology ecosystem. The firm focuses its research on all vertical elements of the wireless ecosystem including mobile subscribers, mobile operators, mobile handsets, mobile infrastructure and mobile content. In addition, the firm provides analysis across horizontal technology suppliers including RF semiconductor materials, RF semiconductor/components, subsystems and OEMs.

EJL Wireless Research believes it has a corporate responsibility, both local and international, in giving back to the community. Please visit our website for more information about the charitable organizations it supports at: http://www.ejlwireless.com/corporate_responsibility.html.

EJL Wireless Research is managed by Earl Lum. Mr. Lum has 18 years of experience within the wireless industry including 8 years as an Equity Research Analyst on Wall Street covering the global wireless industry. The company is headquartered in Salem, NH. For more information about EJL Wireless Research, please visit the company’s website at http://www.ejlwireless.com or our weblog at http://ejlwireless.wordpress.com.

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