Print Friendly, PDF & Email
follow us in feedly

Huawei, Nokia, and ZTE Gained Market Share

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – May 30, 2019 – According to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, Evolved Packet Core (EPC) revenues were up only one percent year-over-year (Y/Y) in 1Q 2019. Huawei, Nokia, and ZTE gained market share during the quarter.

“EPC revenues grew a disappointing 1 percent Y/Y for 1Q 2019 after a surprising increase of 19 percent Y/Y in 4Q 2018,” said Dave Bolan, Senior Analyst at Dell’Oro Group. “However, looking at the trailing four quarters, EPC has grown 7 percent Y/Y to address subscriber and data growth, as well as to prepare the network for 5G traffic. To date, all commercial 5G networks depend on EPC, and vendors are competing for these upgrades in the hopes of winning the 5G Core,” continued Bolan.

“5G Standalone networks are expected to appear in 2020 with 5G Core revenues starting in the first quarter, most likely in the Asia Pacific region. These 5G Core networks will address network slicing and multi-access edge computing,” added Bolan.

Additional highlights from the 1Q 2019 Wireless Packet Core quarterly report include:

  • Huawei, Nokia, and ZTE gained market share during the quarter. As a result, vendor rankings for the quarter were: Huawei at number one followed by Ericsson, Cisco, Nokia, and ZTE.
  • Asia Pacific accounted for over one-third of the revenues for EPC in the quarter.

About the Report

The Dell’Oro Group Wireless Packet Core Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices and sessions shipped for 5G Core, Traditional Packet Core equipment (GGSN and SGSN), and Evolved Packet Core equipment (MME and PGW/SGW). To purchase this report, please contact us at

About Dell’Oro Group

Dell’Oro Group is a market research firm that specializes in strategic competitive analysis in the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT markets.  Our firm provides in-depth quantitative data and qualitative analysis to facilitate critical, fact-based business decisions.  For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit

# # #