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“The rapid transition from 3G to 4G in China and strong growth in European 4G investments offset the much anticipated decline in North America radio infrastructure investments in 2014,” said Stefan Pongratz, analyst with Dell’Oro Group. “The sheer magnitude and pace of the 4G rollouts in China were the primary drivers of growth for both the APAC region and TD-LTE throughout 2014,” Pongratz continued.

The report also shows that TD-LTE accounted for approximately one-third of the combined FDD/TDD LTE market revenues in 2014, up significantly from 2013.

Other highlights from Dell’Oro Group’s Quarterly Mobile RAN Report, 4Q14:

  • The RAN (2G/3G/4G macro & small cell) shares of Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent were impacted by the shift from North America to China. Both vendors lost single-digit percentage points of share in 2014.
  • Ericsson, Huawei, and Nokia maintained the top three revenue share rankings in LTE, while Huawei, ZTE and Nokia were the top TD-LTE RAN vendors as measured by 2014 revenues.
  • After two years of growth, the total RAN market is expected to decline in 2015 as 4G growth in Europe will likely not be sufficient to offset near-term pressures in North America and stronger comps in APAC.

Dell’Oro Group’s Mobile RAN Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, transceiver or RF carrier shipments, and unit shipments for base station controllers, base transceiver stations (macro and small cells) for LTE-FDD, LTE-TDD, WCDMA, GSM, CDMA, and Mobile WiMAX. To purchase this report, call Julie Learmond-Criqui at +1.650.622.9400 x244 or email


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