REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – May 21, 2018 – 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 Microwave Transmission market revenue grew 9 percent in 1Q18 compared to the previous year period. NEC outperformed other manufacturers in the quarter and captured the highest shipment share.

“The Microwave Transmission market dramatically improved in 1Q18,” stated Jimmy Yu, Vice President with Dell’Oro Group.  “Following two years of market contraction due to fewer LTE cell site deployments and upgrades, we had expected another year of decline until volume deployments of 5G NR occurred in late 2019.  Yet, the Microwave Transmission market posted a strong first quarter and is expected to turn a positive full year,” continued Yu.

Top Four Microwave Transmission Manufacturers in 1Q18

Rank Manufacturers Shipment Share Growth Y/Y
1 NEC 28 % 48 %
2 Huawei 20 % -13 %
3 Ericsson 14 % 46 %
4 Nokia 6 % 35 %

Additional highlights from the 1Q18 Microwave Transmission Quarterly Report:

  • Packet Microwave comprised nearly 45 percent of the total Microwave Transmission market revenue in the quarter.
  • E/V Band system revenue grew year-over-year (Y/Y) for a 23rd consecutive quarter, and is projected to grow for at least another five years.
  • The country with the largest demand for Microwave Transmission equipment is India; 17 percent of global shipments during the past twelve months ending March 2018 were for use in India.

About the Report

The Dell’Oro Group Microwave Transmission & Mobile Backhaul 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 Daisy Kwok at +1 650 622 9400 x227 or email Daisy@DellOro.com.

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 www.delloro.com.