In-Stat: Base station market to decline 22% this year

The base station market is declining. According to new research from In-Stat, base station market revenue will decline 22 percent this year as the pace of 3G network buildout slows. In addition, the market is facing intense competition from Chinese vendors such as Huawei and ZTE, according to In-Stat. Carriers are pushing for lower infrastructure costs from manufacturers, which cuts into the overall market's revenue. However, there are glimmers of hope on the horizon. In-State forecasts there will be 166,000 LTE base stations deployed by 2013 and that GSM base station shipments should remain strong for few more years. Release