Dell'Oro: LTE macro and small cell RAN market to exceed $24B by 2019

Strong growth in LTE and small cells is expected to almost offset declining spending on 2G and 3G technologies in the coming few years, according to latest forecasts by Dell'Oro Group. The company said it expects the market to exceed $24 billion (€20.1 billion) by 2019 as service providers realise there is more to LTE than the theoretical performance difference between HSPA+ and LTE Release 8. In other findings in the report, Dell'Oro said Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia Networks were the top LTE macro/small cell vendors by revenue in the third quarter of 2014. Release