SOURCE: EJL Wireless Research LLC

January 10, 2008 09:00 ET

2007 Mobile Base Station Contracts Dip as Huawei Captures Top Position

Momentum Shifts Back Towards Europe Due to 3G Upgrades

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - January 10, 2008) - EJL Wireless Research announces the second edition of its annual base station contract analysis results for 2007. Total contracts in 2007 reached 205, down slightly from 2006 levels of 217 contracts.

The base station contract analysis reports are issued on a quarterly and annual basis and provide a unique perspective on the global cellular/PCS base station contract awards and demand for mobile base station equipment covering all major OEMs including Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei Technologies, Motorola, Nokia Siemens Networks, LG Nortel Co. Ltd., and ZTE. The reports cover all 2G and 3G technologies including HSPA.

"Huawei Technologies was the market leader with 29% of total contract awards during the December 31, 2007 ended period. Within the critical WCDMA/HSPA category, the company dominated with 50% of overall contracts and had a nearly 2:1 advantage over Ericsson which was second with 26%," says founder and President, Earl Lum. Alcatel-Lucent finished second overall for the year at 23%, followed by Ericsson and 2006 contract leader Nokia Siemens Networks.

"3G technologies represented 62% of overall contracts in 2007, flat from a year ago. While demand remained heavily focused on the Asia Pacific region with China, India and Pakistan spending billions, Europe as a combined region was the largest in 2007 with 36% of total contract volume," says Lum.

About EJL Wireless Research

EJL Wireless Research provides proprietary, accurate and cutting-edge market analysis and consulting services on the wireless technology ecosystem. The firm focuses its research on all vertical elements of the wireless ecosystem including mobile subscribers, mobile operators, mobile handsets, mobile infrastructure and mobile content. In addition, the firm provides analysis across horizontal technology suppliers including RF semiconductor materials, RF semiconductor/components, subsystems and OEMs. Our goal is to provide our clients with mission critical market analysis and information.

EJL Wireless Research is managed by Earl Lum. Mr. Lum has 16 years of experience within the wireless industry including 8 years as an Equity Research Analyst on Wall Street covering the global wireless industry. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, CA. For more information about EJL Wireless Research, please visit the company's website at

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