Microwave Transmission Market Slows in First Quarter of 2010, According to Dell'Oro Group

Ericsson is Market Leader

Jun 01, 2010, 09:00 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a newly published report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, the point-to-point microwave equipment market declined 3 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2010.

"Microwave market revenues declined in the first quarter partly due to heightened competition among vendors that resulted in steep price declines that overrode the 14 percent growth in radio unit shipments," said Jimmy Yu, Sr. Director of Microwave Transmission research at Dell'Oro Group. "In addition, demand in EMEA, especially Europe, was low as a result of the persistent economic distress affecting certain European countries.  Microwave revenues declined 13 percent year-over-year in EMEA.  North America was a bright spot for the market, growing 50 percent year-over-year as a result of the large WiMAX deployment by Clearwire in the U.S.," Yu added.

The report also indicates that the newest market segment, Packet Microwave, grew 15 percent in the first quarter over the fourth quarter last year.

1Q10 Worldwide Microwave Market

Total Market


Y/Y Growth

MFG Revenue

$1.1 billion




Revenue Share



22 %



15 %



12 %



10 %

About the Report

The Dell'Oro Group Microwave Transmission Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, ports/radio transceivers shipped, and average selling prices by various capacities (low, high and ultra high).  The report tracks point-to-point TDM Microwave, Packet Microwave and Hybrid Microwave as well as full indoor and outdoor configurations.  The report tracks performance of key vendors, including: Alcatel-Lucent, Aviat Networks, Bridgewave, Ceragon, Dragonwave, E-Band Communications, Ericsson, GigaBeam, Huawei, Motorola, NEC, Nera Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks, and ZTE.  To purchase this report, please contact Emily Kendall, call +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email Emily@DellOro.com.

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