Massive 4G Deployments Not Enough to Turn Around RAN Market

Huawei Passes Ericsson for No.1 Spot

Aug 12, 2015, 05:00 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently published report from Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, revealed that the Radio Access Network (RAN) infrastructure market, a subset of the mobile infrastructure market, declined year-over-year for a third consecutive quarter as large scale mobile broadband deployments in China were not enough to offset weaker trends in the advanced markets.

"This quarter was again characterized by strong sales in China, weaker demand in the advanced markets, and significant year-over-year currency fluctuations," said Stefan Pongratz, analyst of Dell'Oro Groups Carrier Economics and RAN programs. "While China's mobile broadband deployments is helping to offset some of the weaker trends outside of China, it is of course difficult to see how the market will return to growth when China's 4G deployments stabilize, given that the overall RAN market excluding 4G in China has now recorded eight consecutive quarters of year-over-year decline," continued Pongratz.

Other highlights from Dell'Oro Group's Quarterly Mobile RAN Report, 2Q15:

  • 2Q15 marks the first quarter with Huawei as the RAN revenue leader
  • Huawei, Ericsson, and Nokia maintained the top three revenue share ranking for the overall RAN market, accounting for nearly three fourths of the entire market in 1H15
  • Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent combined had a leading LTE RAN revenue share in 1H15
  • Non-residential small cell market up ~3x year-over-year, driven by Distributed Radio Systems

About the Report

Dell'Oro Group's Mobile RAN Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, transceiver or RF carrier shipments, and unit shipments for base station controllers, base transceiver stations (macro and small cells) for LTE-FDD, LTE-TDD, WCDMA, GSM, CDMA, and Mobile WiMAX.  To purchase this report, call Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x233 or email

About Dell'Oro Group

Dell'Oro Group is a market research firm that specializes in strategic competitive analysis in the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT markets.  Our firm provides in-depth quantitative data and qualitative analysis to facilitate critical, fact-based business decisions.  For more information, contact Dell'Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit

Logo -


SOURCE Dell'Oro Group