ABI: Huawei retains No.1 position in RAN market

For the third quarter of 2013 Chinese equipment manufacturer Huawei maintained its number one ranking rank in the global radio access network (RAN) market with a share of 28.1 per cent, down 3 points from the second quarter 2013 but up 3.8 per cent from the year-ago quarter, according to ABI Research. According to ABI, Alcatel-Lucent was able to increase its RAN revenue by 20.1 per cent sequentially to gain the third spot ahead of Nokia Solutions & Networks, which dropped to fourth place with RAN revenues slightly ahead of normal seasonality for the market. Ericsson maintained its No. 2 position with RAN revenues in line with normal seasonality. ABI said Samsung posted the largest sequential growth in RAN revenues this quarter at 44.6 per cent, which is also 101.4 per cent ahead of the year-ago quarter. Release