Report: mobile infrastructure market will rebound by year-end

After a 15 percent decline in the first quarter of the year, research firm Dell 'Oro Group said that it expects the mobile infrastructure market to rebound thanks to the impending launches of four commercial LTE networks this year. In its quarterly infrastructure report, the firm said that the mobile infrastructure market declined 15 percent in the first quarter because of fewer sales of 2G gear and the fact that most spending from North American operators was primarily capacity-driven--operators were focused on buying gear to help them keep up with mobile broadband demand. However, the company expects the second-half of the year to see growth in WCDMA and GSM sales, as well as from LTE equipment purchases. Release.