REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – May 28, 2014 –According to a newly published report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, the point-to-point Microwave Transmission equipment market declined 10 percent during the trailing four quarter period ending in the first quarter of 2014.

“Demand for microwave transmission equipment has been under pressure for quite some time with little relief in the first quarter of 2014,” said Jimmy Yu, Vice President of Microwave Transmission research at Dell’Oro Group. “We think things will improve as we enter the second half of the year, but this is largely dependent on improving conditions in two of the primary microwave market regions, Europe and India.  On a brighter note, packet microwave sales achieved another quarter of positive growth.  We estimate that for the trailing four quarter period ending in 1Q14, packet microwave revenue grew 13 percent year-over-year,” Yu added.

In-line with market demand, nearly all major microwave vendors experienced a year-over-year revenue decline.  Among the top vendors, Alcatel-Lucent’s microwave revenues faired the best, growing slightly above zero percent due to their strong market position in the Packet Microwave segment.

Microwave Transmission Market

$3.7 Billion for trailing four quarter period (2Q13 through 1Q14)

 

Manufacturer

Rank

Growth Y/Y

Ericsson

1

– 6 %

Huawei

2

– 15 %

Alcatel-Lucent

3

+ 0 %

NEC

4

– 2 %

 

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, email Julie Learmond-Criqui at Julie@DellOro.com.

About Dell’Oro Group

As the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell’Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enables component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions.  For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit www.DellOro.com.