SOURCE: EJL Wireless Research LLC

October 09, 2007 09:05 ET

Q3 Mobile Base Station Contracts Hit Low Point

Ericsson Scores Big in Overall Revenue Value

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - October 9, 2007) - EJL Wireless Research announces its third quarter 2007 base station contract analysis results. Third quarter contracts totaled 39 and were the lowest in seven quarters, however, overall contract revenue levels remained healthy.

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.

"Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson led the market with 23.1% of total contract awards that were publicly announced during the September 30, 2007 ended quarter. However Ericsson landed the largest revenue amount contract during the quarter from Bharti Airtel for a $2 billion GSM/EDGE upgrade," says founder and President, Earl Lum.

"The GSM market continues to hold up the market with nearly half of the contract awards in this technology segment while Asia Pacific led the regions and India awarded the most contracts during the quarter. The split between 2G and 3G technologies for the quarter was slightly in favor of 2G at 54%," 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 15 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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