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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – February 27, 2017 – In a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, full outdoor unit shipments shined bright in the Microwave Transmission market during 4Q16. NEC, Ceragon, and Huawei lead in full outdoor unit shipments.

“It was a great surprise to see that full outdoor unit shipments grew a little over 50 percent quarter-over-quarter,” said Jimmy Yu, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “We’ve held a long term positive view for full outdoor units and to see its adoption in mobile backhaul applications pick up dramatically this past quarter was great. Going into 2017, we think the momentum will continue, especially in India and North America, and project full outdoor unit shipments to reach new highs,” Yu added.

Full Outdoor Unit Shipment Share for 4Q16
Equipment Manufacturer Unit Shipment Share
NEC 34 %
Ceragon 13 %
Huawei 7 %


Additional highlights from the 4Q16 Microwave Transmission Quarterly Report:

  • The Point-to-Point Microwave Transmission market was $3.7 B in 2016. In rank order, market leaders were Huawei, Ericsson, and NEC.
  • Full outdoor unit shipments in 2016 were approximately 295,000 and are forecast to grow 17 percent in 2017.
  • E/V Band shipments grew 24 percent in 2016 and are projected to grow 29 percent in 2017.

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 E/V Band).  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

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