Wireless Packet Core Revenue Expands Over 20 Percent Year-on-Year, According to Dell'Oro Group

Alcatel-Lucent Captures Number One Revenue Rank in the Rapidly Growing Evolved Packet Core Segment

Aug 22, 2013, 08:50 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, announced today that the overall Wireless Packet Core market grew over 20% during the second quarter of 2013 versus the year-ago period.  

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Key takeaways from the second quarter:

  • Evolved Packet Core (EPC) session shipments to North America comprise the majority of total EPC shipments.  EPC systems are used to manage subscriber traffic that originates from LTE radio networks.
  • LTE subscribers in North America represent the majority of worldwide total of subscribers.
  • Alcatel-Lucent's exposure to the North American EPC market enabled it to grow share rapidly to the number one revenue rank in the second quarter of 2013.

"We are seeing considerable volatility in the Evolved Packet Core segment on a revenue basis.  Last quarter, Cisco regained the number two position.  This quarter, 2Q13, Alcatel-Lucent's revenue share in EPC rose significantly, propelling it to the number one position," said Chris DePuy, Vice President of Wireless Packet Core Research at Dell'Oro Group.  "However, if we look at session shipment patterns over the past three quarters we see a more stable picture, with Ericsson retaining its position as the leading EPC vendor," he added.

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