EJL Wireless Research Reports Global BTS Market Volumes Hit Record Levels in 2013, Up 23%

Huawei Remains Top Supplier but Ericsson Maintains Leadership in LTE-FDD Segment; Distributed RRU (dRRU) BTS Segment at 73% Share

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LTE-capable BTS were 53% of the overall market in 2013.

Salem, NH (PRWEB) March 17, 2014

The global base transmitting station (BTS) market grew by 23% in units in 2013, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research titled “Global Base Station Market Analysis and Forecast, 10th Edition, 2014-2018.” “2013 was the year of LTE as new network deployments drove demand to record levels,” 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, Nokia Solution Networks, Samsung Electronics, and ZTE. The report also analyzes shipment of remote radio units (RRU).

Some key and notable facts from the analysis include:
    EJL Wireless Research LLC was correct in predicting growth in overall W-CDMA/HSPA+ BTS shipments for 2013 with a forecast variance of 10%
    EJL Wireless Research LLC was correct in predicting overall CDMA BTS shipments for 2012 with a forecast variance of 10%

These data points continue to support our leadership position in forecasting capability within the wireless infrastructure market and the granularity in quantitative details we can provide to our global client base.

“Similar to the BTS transceiver market, LTE BTS shipments increased significantly, up 280% in 2013, as demand for LTE-TDD in China drove shipment volumes. We estimate that TDD-LTE BTS accounted for 28% of overall LTE BTS shipments in 2013, compared with 16% in 2012. Distributed RRU (dRRU) BTS shipments were 73% of the market in 2013 as compared with 42% in 2012,” says Lum.

Some key predictions from EJL Wireless Research LLC for 2014:
    Global BTS shipments will be down 17%
    Global BTS LTE-FDD shipments are expected to decrease 13%
    Global BTS LTE-TDD shipments are expected to increase 25%
    Global BTS W-CDMA/HSPA+ shipments are expected to decline by 26%

The top suppliers for overall base station shipments as well as by air interface standards for 2013 were:

    Overall #1 BTS Supplier:                    Huawei Technologies

    Overall #1 GSM BTS Supplier:                Huawei Technologies

    Overall #1 W-CDMA/HSPA+ BTS Supplier:    Ericsson

    Overall #1 CDMA BTS Supplier:            Huawei Technologies

    Overall #1 LTE BTS Supplier:            Huawei Technologies

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

About EJL Wireless Research LLC
EJL Wireless Research LLC provides proprietary, accurate and cutting-edge market analysis and consulting services on the wireless technology ecosystem and defense and aerospace industries. The firm's wireless infrastructure research division focuses 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. Similarly, the defense and aerospace division focuses its efforts on the ecosystem supporting UAV and airborne platforms and subsystems. Our goal is to provide our clients with mission critical market analysis and information.

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EJL Wireless Research LLC is managed by Earl Lum. Mr. Lum has 20 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 websites at http://www.ejlwireless.com, http://www.ejldefense.com or our weblog at http://ejlwireless.wordpress.com.