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Preliminary market share data for 2012

Mar 8 2013 12:00AM



STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwire) -- 03/08/13 -- Maintained share of global installed baseof radio base stations at 40%, and thenumber 1 position in both mobile equipment market as well as LTEspecifically

Following a very strong 2011, market share for mobile network equipmentdeclinedsomewhat from 38% in 2011 to 35% in 2012, leading to a somewhat lowermarketshare for the network equipment market going from 27% in 2011 to 24% in2012

Strong year for Global Services leading to continued increase in telecomservices market share to 13%, in a strong lead before the closestcompetitor

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has today in conjunction to publishing its AnnualReportfor 2012 also published preliminary market share estimates for 2012.

During 2011, Ericsson introduced a wider definition of the equipment marketreflecting the company's R&D investments during the past years. This newdefinition includes the key segments Radio, IP and Transport as well asCore.Preliminary market data indicates that the market share was at 24%, downfrom27% in 2011. The decline is due to lower market share in the mobileequipmentmarket, at 35% down from 38% in 2011, negatively impacted by the ongoingtechnology shift in China where investments are moving from GSM to othertechnology areas where Ericsson has limited presence. Ericsson maintaineditsshare of the global installed base of radio base stations at 40%.

Ericsson's market share for LTE is twice as big as the largest competitor,measured in shipments for the full year 2012. This makes Ericsson theworld'slargest supplier of LTE. The LTE technology is still in an early build-outphase.

In telecom services, internal market data indicates that the companyincreasedits market share to 13% making it larger than any competitor in afragmentedmarket. After the acquisition of Telcordia, consolidated as of January2012,Ericsson also has a leading position in the OSS and BSS market.


The share of installed radio base stations worldwide is calculated based ontheaccumulated shipments of base stations since 2004.

The market shares for mobile equipment market and key segments arecalculated asEricsson's share of total network equipment sales to service providersduringeach year.

The market share for telecom services market is calculated as Ericsson'sshareof total telecom services sales to service providers during each year.


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Ericsson is the world's leading provider of communications technology andservices. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-timesolutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely,insustainable societies around the world.

Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure withinInformationand Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries.Todaymore than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericssonnetworks and we support customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billionsubscribers.

We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people. Founded in1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011 the company'snetsales were SEK 226.9 billion (USD 35.0 billion). Ericsson is listed onNASDAQOMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.

Preliminary market share data for 2012:

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