TD-LTE RAN Revenues Grow More Than Five-Fold in Fourth Quarter 2013
Published on: 4th Mar 2014
The TD LTE RAN market grew rapidly in the fourth quarter 2013 offsetting declining RAN technologies (GSM WCDMA CDMA) according to Dell'Oro Group.
"The initial large scale TD-LTE rollouts in China were the largest contributor to both quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year growth in the overall RAN market," said Stefan Pongratz, RAN and Small Cell analyst with Dell'Oro Group. "We estimate TD-LTE RAN revenues exceeded $1 Billion accounting for more than one third of total FDD/TDD LTE revenues during the fourth quarter 2013," continued Pongratz.
ZTE recorded the largest quarter-over-quarter LTE revenue share gains.
Meanwhile, Ericsson, Huawei, NSN, and Alcatel-Lucent accounted for 38 percent, 24 percent, 17 percent, and 10 percent of combined WCDMA/LTE RAN revenues in 2013 respectively.
Dell'Oro predicts that the total RAN market is expected to grow at a low single-digit rate for a second consecutive year in 2014, as growth in China offsets declining RAN revenues in North America.