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Robust LTE Revenues Drive Mobile RAN Market to Y/Y Growth, According to Dell'Oro Group

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Ericsson, Huawei, and Nokia Siemens Benefit from Mobile Broadband (MBB) Projects

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 14, 2013 /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 RAN market recorded its second straight quarter of year-over-year (Y/Y) growth, as increases in LTE offset declines in both 2G and 3G technologies.

"We are seeing an increased focus on the RAN and maintain our outlook that the market will develop positively in 2013, even though we expect Wireless Capex to grow at a slower rate than it did in 2012," said Stefan Pongratz , Director of Mobile RAN Research at Dell'Oro Group. "If we look at the product mix, the launch of commercial public access small cells in the licensed spectrum continued to be pushed out this quarter, while macro BTSs generated Y/Y unit growth in 1Q13. We expect the macro BTS segment to reach new record levels in 2013 as Service Providers continue to prioritize LTE coverage and network modernization," added Pongratz.

The new Report shows that Ericsson, with a four-quarter trailing revenue share of almost 40 percent in the combined WCDMA/LTE market, remained the market share leader in Mobile Broadband. Huawei and Nokia Siemens Networks maintained their number two and number three rankings in the combined WCDMA/LTE market.

About the Report
The Dell'Oro Group 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 for LTE-FDD, LTE-TDD, WCDMA, GSM, CDMA, and Mobile WiMAX. To purchase this report, call Julie Learmond-Criqui at +1.650.622.9400 x244 or email Julie@DellOro.com.

About Dell'Oro Group 
As the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell'Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enables component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions.  For more information, contact Dell'Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit www.DellOro.com.