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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – August 25, 2015In a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, revenue from shipments of point-to-point microwave transmission equipment in second quarter 2015 did not improve over the year ago period.


However, a bright spark in the microwave market was the continued growth in demand for ultra-high capacity systems that use E-band and V-band radio frequencies to deliver up to 3 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) of link capacity.  Dell’Oro Group reports that ultra-high capacity microwave revenue grew nearly 30 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2015, marking the tenth consecutive quarter of such high double-digit percentage growth.


“The current market for ultra-high capacity microwave systems is small but the potential is big,” said Jimmy Yu, Vice President of Microwave Transmission research at Dell’Oro Group. “Use of mobile broadband will continue to rise and installation of higher capacity LTE radios is a given.  But what about backhauling when those capacity requirements exceed standard microwave system capabilities and when fiber isn’t available?  This is where we think E-band and V-band microwave shines, especially in countries that have favorable spectrum lease terms,” Yu added.



Microwave Transmission MarketUltra High Capacity Systems (E/V-Band)
    Trailing Four Quarter
Manufacturer Rank Revenue Share
Huawei 1 25%
Siklu 2 14%
NEC 3 13%



About the Report

The Dell’Oro Group Microwave Transmission Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, ports/radio transceivers shipped, and average selling prices by capacities (low, high and ultra high).  The report tracks point-to-point TDM, Packet and Hybrid Microwave as well as full indoor and full outdoor unit configurations.  To purchase this report, contact Matt Dear at +1 650 622 9400 x223 or email


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