Ericsson, NSN, Alca-Lu & Huawei could soon be running 75% of the world's networks

The pace of outsourcing telecom networks increased during 2010--seeing infrastructure vendors gain over US$50 billion worth of networking tasks, 8 per cent more than they outsourced in 2009--claims new market data from Infonetics Research.

The firm maintains that mobile network outsourcing is growing much faster than fixed outsourcing: in 2008 revenue from mobile and fixed network outsourcing was roughly the same; by 2014, mobile network outsourcing will grow to account for 61 per cent of all network outsourcing.

"With major outsourcing deals looming, Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks, Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei may end up running three-quarters of the networks on this planet," said Stéphane Téral, Infonetics Research's principal analyst for mobile and FMC infrastructure. Article

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