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Huawei and Samsung Gained Share

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – May 14, 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, the year 2019 started out on a strong footing for the mobile infrastructure radio access network (RAN) market. Faster than expected uptake of Massive MIMO and 5G NR added fuel to the upswing that began in the second half of 2018.

“The upswing that began in the second half of 2018 extended into 1Q 2019 as market conditions continued to improve fueled by synchronized growth across China, U.S., and Korea to address data traffic growth, low-band LTE coverage expansions, and initial 5G NR deployments,” said Stefan Pongratz, Senior Director with the Dell’Oro Group. “Even though we have not made any material adjustments to the overall short-term outlook, it is worth noting that 5G NR Massive MIMO shipments developed at a faster pace than expected in the quarter while the price points for these 5G NR Massive MIMO systems are trending at lower levels than we had initially projected, changing the upside and downside risks to the short-term forecast,” continued Pongratz.

Following are additional highlights from the 1Q 2019 RAN report:

  • Huawei and Samsung recorded the largest overall RAN revenue share gains Y/Y.
  • North America and the Asia Pacific regions are projected to lead the RAN market in 2019.
  • Massive MIMO transceiver shipments expected to eclipse 20 Million in 2019.

About the Report

Dell’Oro Group’s Mobile RAN Quarterly Report offers a complete overview of the RAN industry, with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, transceivers or RF carrier shipments, unit shipments for 5G NR Millimeter Wave, 5G NR Sub 6 GHz, LTE-FDD, LTE-TDD, WCDMA, GSM, and CDMA macro and small cell base transceiver stations. To purchase this report, please contact us by email 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

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