Total Mobile Infrastructure Market Grows at its Fastest Rate Since 2004

Total Revenues Up 25% Year-over-Year Driven by Strong 3G Demand

Aug 22, 2011, 09:00 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently published report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, indicates that the mobile infrastructure market experienced its highest year-over-year growth since 2004, as revenues increased 25% during the second quarter of 2011 versus the year-ago quarter. In addition to currency exchange rates, this increase was driven in large part by sales of WCDMA/HSPA and CDMA/EV-DO equipment which comprised nearly 70% of the market's gain.


"Infrastructure equipment sales are growing as smart phones proliferate and now represent about 35% of the installed base in North America," commented Stefan Pongratz, Analyst of Mobile Infrastructure research at Dell'Oro Group.  "Even though some operators are frontloaded in 2011, we expect strong revenues in 2H11. For instance, wireless CAPEX in the North American region is expected to be 7% stronger in 2H11 versus 1H11,  paving the way for one of the strongest year-over-year total market gains since we started tracking the mobile infrastructure market," added Pongratz.

The report forecasts the near-term outlook for mobile infrastructure spend, discusses the drivers of the strong momentum in 2011, and the changes in spend allocation across regions and technologies.  The report also reveals that in 2Q11, Ericsson, Huawei, and Nokia Siemens Networks held the three largest market shares on a trailing four-quarter basis.

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The Dell'Oro Group Mobility Infrastructure 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, and mobile switching centers for GSM/GPRS/EDGE, CDMA, WCDMA, Mobile WiMAX, and LTE.  To purchase this report, call Emily Kendall at +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email

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