Dell'Oro: Strong LTE growth in China, Europe offsets weaker N. American RAN investments

The Radio Access Network (RAN) infrastructure market advanced at a mid-single digit rate in 2014, recording a second consecutive year of growth and the third strongest RAN infrastructure market on record, according to Dell'Oro Group. The research company, which recently forecast that the LTE macro and small cell market was expected to exceed $24 billion (€20.1 billion) by 2019, noted that the rapid transition from 3G to 4G in China and strong growth in European 4G investments offset the much anticipated decline in North America radio infrastructure investments in 2014. The report also shows that TD-LTE accounted for approximately one-third of the combined FDD/TDD LTE market revenues in 2014, up significantly from 2013. Release