SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

December 10, 2009 12:31 ET

Infonetics Research: Microwave equipment market down 8% in 3Q09 to $1.4 billion; Huawei posts big gains

LONDON--(Marketwire - December 10, 2009) - Market research firm Infonetics Research (http://twitter.com/infonetics) released its third quarter (3Q09) Microwave Equipment market size, market share, and forecast report. The report, published quarterly, tracks TDM microwave equipment, dual Ethernet/TDM microwave and Ethernet-only equipment, each split by backhaul, transport, and access.

ANALYST NOTE

"For the first time since the recession began, the microwave equipment market has been affected by the slowdown in operator capital expenditures. However, due to the expansive growth in mobile traffic driven by mobile broadband adoption, we see the drivers for microwave backhaul remaining strong, and so view this as a growth 'bump' rather than being indicative of any lasting malaise," notes Richard Webb, Infonetics Research's directing analyst for WiMAX, microwave, and mobile devices.

MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

--  The total worldwide microwave equipment market hit $1.4 billion in
    3Q09, down 8% from 2Q09
--  The market is dominated by mobile backhaul microwave equipment, and as
    more service providers upgrade their networks to HSPA+ and LTE, the need
    for enhanced mobile backhaul bandwidth will continue to drive the microwave
    equipment market
--  The key technology trend in the microwave market is the shift from TDM-
    only equipment to Ethernet-capable gear, driven by increasing bandwidth
    needs
--  Point-to-multipoint microwave and millimeter wave are two technologies
    likely to become significant drivers of the overall microwave equipment
    market
--  Ericsson and NEC together garner nearly half of all microwave
    equipment revenue
--  Chinese vendor Huawei posted the strongest gains in microwave
    equipment market share in both 3Q09 and 2Q09
    

REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics' quarterly microwave report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts, vendor and service provider activity, technology roadmaps, market drivers, and in-depth analysis. The report tracks revenue and units for TDM microwave equipment, dual Ethernet/TDM microwave equipment and low capacity / high capacity Ethernet equipment, each split by backhaul, transport, and access segments.

Companies tracked include Adtran, Alcatel-Lucent, Bridgewave, Cambridge Broadband, Ceragon, DragonWave, Ericsson, Exalt, Harris Stratex, Huawei, NEC, Nokia Siemens, Proxim, SIAE, Siklu, Trango, ZTE and others.

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SALES

-- Larry Howard, Vice President: larry@infonetics.com, +1 408-583-3335
-- Scott Coyne, Senior Account Director, Eastern North America, Europe,
   Middle East: scott@infonetics.com, +1 408-583-3395

RELATED RESEARCH

-- Mobile backhaul equipment market expected to jump 60% in 2009 to $5.9 billion

-- Ericsson and NEC neck and neck in growing microwave equipment market

-- Mobile backhaul equipment market growing fast, with no letup in sight

Infonetics Research is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete more effectively.

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