Evolved Packet Core Expands 250 Percent in 2Q12, According to Dell'Oro Group

Ericsson Maintains Lead in Overall Wireless Packet Core Market, Followed by Huawei and Cisco Systems

Aug 27, 2012, 09:00 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, announced today that Wireless Packet Core market revenues grew eight percent over the last year during the second quarter of 2012. Sales were propelled by the Evolved Packet Core segment of the market as service providers accelerated the deployment of Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks.

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  • ZTE revenue share increased over five share-points versus the prior quarter. 
  • Average Selling Prices increased sequentially for the first time since 4Q10.
  • Cisco Systems leads in revenue share of the Evolved Packet Core segment.

"Service Providers are increasing LTE network capacity ahead of a dramatic expansion in the number of LTE-capable smartphones that will be available later in 2012," said Chris DePuy, Analyst of Wireless Packet Core at Dell'Oro Group.  "Fourteen percent of wireless packet core spending was related to evolved packet core equipment spending that provides signaling management, classifies wireless data traffic and ties to billing systems of LTE networks."

For the first time ever, the Traditional Packet Core segment – which is tied mainly to 3G wireless networks – experienced a year-over-year decline in revenues.

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