EJL Wireless Research Reports Russian Mobile CapEx Will Grow to USD $7 Billion by 2014

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Russian Mobile Operator Revenues up 3% to USD $28.8 Billion.


MTS has largest number installed BTS

Mobile operator capex declined by 13% to USD $5.97 billion in 2012, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research titled “Russian Mobile markets Analysis 2007-2012”. “Official BTS registrations increased by 20% while actual base stations installed increased by 15% from 2011” says founder and President, Earl Lum. EJL Wireless Research is forecasting that the Russian wireless market will see mobile capex levels near USD $7 billion through 2017.

Some key and notable facts from the analysis include:

    63% of total installed BTS are 2G GSM
    34% of total installed BTS are 3G W-CDMA
    4% of total installed BTS are 4G LTE
    MTS has the largest number of installed BTS in its networks, overtaking MegaFon
    Region 1 (Central Federal District) has the most BTS installed by mobile operators

“We believe that Ericsson, Huawei Technologies and Nokia Siemens Networks are the leading BTS equipment vendors for Russian mobile operators,” says Lum.

“MTS invested the most in its networks in 2012 followed by VimpelCom and MegaFon. We expect heavy investments in both 3G and 4G technologies going forward from mobile operators” says Lum.

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the complex Russian wireless infrastructure market as well as some financial analysis for each mobile operator. We believe that the operator landscape is ready for a round of consolidation.

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. Our goal is to provide our clients with mission critical market analysis and information.

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 cover 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.

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