Huawei tops mobile infrastructure radio access network sales in Q2 2013

ABI Research reports that strong LTE sales saw the global mobile infrastructure RAN market grow by 5.9% sequentially in the second quarter of 2013 to reach almost $7.7bn, 4.8% higher than the same quarter a year ago

Huawei tops mobile infrastructure radio access network sales in Q2 2013

Huawei took the largest market share for overall RAN (radio access network) equipment revenues in the second quarter of 2013 with a 31.1% share, according to the latest report by RBI Research. The Chinese manufacturer ousted Ericsson to take the top spot.

Ericsson was pushed into second place with an estimated 23.4% share of the market, followed by Nokia Solutions and Networks with 15.9%, Alcatel-Lucent with 14.3% and Samsung with 6.7%.

For the first half of 2013 Huawei reported RAN revenues of CNY 25.6bn (£2.6bn), representing an estimated sequential increase of 37.7% and 14.1% YoY for the second quarter of 2013. ABI Research estimates this to represent a 2Q 2013 market share of 31.1%, up 7.2 points from 1Q 2013 and up 2.5 points from the year-ago quarter, with an improvement in rank to #1 in 2Q 2013 from #2 in 1Q 2013. Huawei's QoQ growth in RAN revenue this quarter is well ahead of average seasonality for the quarter.

The only other vendor reporting a sequential growth in RAN revenue was Alcatel-Lucent, whose RAN equipment revenue increased 3.4% QoQ to match average seasonality for Q2, and decreased 0.8% YoY to reach a value of $1,102 million, representing a RAN market share of 14.3%, a decrease of 0.3 points QoQ and 0.8% YoY. The company's market share rank position remains unchanged at #4.

“The Huawei 7.2 points gain in RAN share in the second quarter of 2013 came at the expense of the remaining 6 vendors we track,” said Nick Marshall, principal analyst at ABI Research. “The share gain was enough to return Huawei to the #1 position (which it held in 2012) with 31.1% and relegate Ericsson to the #2 spot - now trailing Huawei at 23.4% for the quarter.”

Mobile infrastructure RAN revenues grew 5.9% sequentially in the second quarter of 2013 to reach almost US$7.7bn (£4.9bn); 4.8% higher than the same quarter a year ago and ahead of average seasonality for the second quarter thanks to strong LTE sales in many regions including North America and Latin America with industry-wide declines in GSM and CDMA sales.

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