By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at China Weekly News -- Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2nd quarter 2013 (2Q13) 2G, 3G, 4G Mobile Infrastructure and Subscribers report, which tracks 2G, 3G, LTE, and WiMAX network equipment and subscribers. ANALYST NOTE "LTE continues to ramp up at a fast pace with a shift away from Japan and Korea to EMEA, Brazil, and Russia. And China is joining in a big way with two-thirds of total spending this year earmarked for LTE and expected by year's end. As a result, 2013 is shaping up to be a peak year for macrocell mobile deployments," notes Stephane Teral, principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics at Infonetics Research. 2Q13 MACROCELL MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET HIGHLIGHTS The global macrocell 2G/3G/4G mobile infrastructure market totaled $10.3 billion in 2Q13, up 4% sequentially driven by LTE ramp-ups in North America, Brazil, and EMEA
Yet, modest 2G and 3G activity kept the mobile infrastructure market down 5% on a year-over-year basis (2Q12 to 2Q13)
Projects at Bouygues Telecom, Etisalat, Everything Everywhere, MTS, Mobily, Vodafone D2, Claro, and Vivo propelled Huawei past long-time #2 NSN to move behind king of the macro 2G/3G/4G radio Ericsson Estimated at $3.3 billion in 2Q13, LTE revenue grew 17% quarter-over-quarter, and 119% year-over-year
Europe joined the LTE bandwagon in 2Q13, and is now the 3rd strongest LTE market behind North America and Brazil
LTE rollouts began in earnest at Russia's MTS, MegaFon, and VimpelCom Infonetics anticipates that 4G LTE subscribers could top 608 million by 2017 MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT SYNOPSIS Infonetics' quarterly 2G, 3G, 4G (LTE) report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, analysis, deployment trackers, forecasts through 2017 and trends for macrocell mobile network equipment and subscribers. The report tracks more than 50 subsegments of the market, including radio access networks (RAN), base transceiver stations (BTSs), mobile softswitching, packet core equipment and E-UTRAN macrocells. Vendors: Airspan, Alcatel-Lucent, Alvarion, Cisco, Datang Mobile, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Genband, HP, Huawei, NEC, NewNet, NSN, Proxim, Redline Communications, Samsung, UTStarcom, ZTE and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp. RELATED RESEARCH Infonetics' latest Mobile and Wireless research brief: http://bit.ly/1970wxq W-CDMA driving worldwide smartphone market Survey identifies operators' LTE deployment challenges, top LTE vendors Tight race between Huawei, Ericsson, Cisco at top of Infonetics telecom vendor scorecard Service providers and enterprises to spend $1 trillion on telecom and datacom over 5 years Mobile M2M module segment of the M2M market hits $1.5 billion WiFi tablets pressuring embedded mobile broadband card market European consumers spending less on mobile communications LTE not enough to lift mobile infrastructure market in Q1 User experience takes front seat in HSPA+ and EDGE deployments UPCOMING MARKET FORECAST REPORTS & SURVEYS Download Infonetics' market research brochure, publication calendar, events brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at http://www.infonetics.com/login. Infonetics' new 2014 Market Research Lineup Small Cell Equipment (Sept.) Small Cell Coverage Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey (Oct.) 2G, 3G, 4G Mobile Infrastructure and Subscribers in Japan and China (Oct.) Macrocell Mobile Backhaul Equipment and Services (Oct.) Residential Femtocell Service Strategies and Vendor Leadership Survey (Oct.) SON & Optimization Software (Nov.) SON & Optimization Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey (Nov.) INFONETICS WEBINARS Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to register for upcoming webinars, view recent webinars on demand, or learn about sponsoring a webinar.
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