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Infonetics: Microwave Equipment Market Slides 17% Sequentially in 1Q14; NEC gains
|By Business Wire
|May 30, 2014 03:41 PM EDT
Market research firm Infonetics
Research released excerpts from its 1st quarter 2014
Equipment report, which tracks time-division multiplexing (TDM),
Ethernet, and dual Ethernet/TDM microwave equipment.
“The proliferation of LTE-A
upgrades and small cells deployments was not enough to stop the
microwave equipment market from sliding downward in the first quarter of
2014, a casualty of continuing pricing pressures and inter-technology
competition with wireline backhaul alternatives, particularly
fiber-based solutions,” notes Richard
Webb, directing analyst for mobile backhaul and small cells at Infonetics
Research. “The seasonal decline was much more severe than usual,
suggesting a deeper malaise in the market.”
adds: “Even with the arrival of 5G towards 2018, the microwave backhaul
market may be arriving at the limit of demand for increasing backhaul
capacity from the cell site, as many will be more than adequately
future-proofed by this point.”
MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
Microwave equipment revenue totaled $1 billion worldwide in 1Q14, down
17% sequentially, and down 7% from the year-ago quarter
Revenue for every microwave product segment—TDM, dual Ethernet/TDM,
Ethernet, access, backhaul, transport—declined in 1Q14 from 4Q13
Backhaul continues to dominate the microwave market, while access and
transport remain stable niche segments
Ericsson held steady atop the microwave equipment revenue share
leaderboard in 1Q14, while NEC leapfrogged Huawei to
claim the #2 spot
By 2018, the average revenue per unit (ARPU) for Ethernet-only
microwave gear is anticipated to fall to around half its 2013 value
MICROWAVE REPORT SYNOPSIS
Infonetics' quarterly microwave
equipment report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor
market share, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for Ethernet,
TDM, and hybrid microwave equipment by spectrum, capacity, form factor,
architecture, and line of sight. Vendors tracked: Alcatel-Lucent,
Aviat Networks, Ceragon, DragonWave, Ericsson, Exalt, Huawei, Intracom,
NEC, SIAE, ZTE, and others. To buy
the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.
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