Huawei Claims Tops Spot for 2011 in European LTE Macro Base Station Equipment Market, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks Not Far Behind, Says NPD In-Stat

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Together, Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networking combine to account for more than 90% of LTE base station equipment market.

“Success in a region is less about the region and more about the success with individual carriers, especially the large carriers,” says Chris Kissel, Senior Analyst.

In 2010, Huawei had less than half the number of European LTE base station deployments as Ericsson. In 2011, Huawei was the top supplier of LTE base station equipment, according to NPD In-Stat.

Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks will finish second and third in the market in 2011. Together, Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networking combine to account for more than 90% of LTE base station equipment market. Remarkably, Samsung, which is projected to finish #1 in the Asia Pacific region, was responsible for less than 1% of the European LTE base station equipment market in 2011.

“Success in a region is less about the region and more about the success with individual carriers, especially the large carriers. Almost of half of Huawei’s 2011 LTE base station success for example was the result of Huawei’s work with Vodafone in Germany,” says Chris Kissel, Senior Analyst. “The market is far from static though. Alcatel-Lucent and ZTE promise to grab share in the future. Additionally, 16% of deployments in 2015 have yet to have a LTE equipment vendor selected.”

Recent research found the following:

  •     Nokia Siemens Networks is projected to grab the top spot in the European LTE base station equipment market in 2015. Ericsson is projected to grab the top spot in Eastern Europe.
  •     In 2011, Ericsson, Huawei, and Alcatel-Lucent have demonstrably similar shares of the Western European LTE base station equipment market. In Eastern Europe, however, Huawei accounts for almost half the market.
  •     By 2015, there will be over 400 thousand LTE POPs in European countries.
  •     From 2009 to 2015, the Western European LTE Packet Backhaul equipment investment by operators will account for over US$2 billion in revenue.

New NPD In-Stat research, LTE Infrastructure Rankings by Company by Region(#IN1105057GW) details the LTE RAN infrastructure CAPEX for macro base stations, re-purposed base stations, IP Packet Backhaul and Evolved Packet Core categories. It Includes:

  •     LTE subscriptions and LTE POP by country is presented from 2009-2015.
  •     CAPEX considers LTE deployments from 2009 through 2015
  •     167 primary mobile operators plus 20 additional part of “rest of” markets is covered.
  •     LTE RAN spending by mobile operator, and by cellular infrastructure vendor, is estimated.
  •     Revenue estimates are made for Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia Siemens, Alcatel-Lucent, ZTE, Samsung, NEC, Cisco, Juniper, and Tellabs.

This research is part of NPD In-Stat’s LTE & Cellular Infrastructure service, which provides analysis and forecasts of the market for wireless broadband and communication infrastructure equipment and components, including backhaul; macro, micro, pico, and femtocell base stations, distributed antennas systems, and associated semiconductors.

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