SOURCE: EJL Wireless Research LLC

January 09, 2008 09:00 ET

Q4 Mobile Base Station Contracts Rebound as Huawei Captures Top Position

Momentum Shifts Back Towards 3G and Europe From Asia Pacific

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - January 9, 2008) - EJL Wireless Research announces its fourth quarter 2007 base station contract analysis results. Fourth quarter contracts totaled 53, rebounding from Q3, but unlike in Q3, there were no announced billion dollar 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.

"Huawei Technologies edged out both Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks with 34% of total contract awards during the December 31, 2007 ended quarter. Clearly, 2007 was the year of Huawei becoming a Tier 1 OEM supplier," says founder and President, Earl Lum. Alcatel-Lucent, which led total contract wins for the first three quarters of the year, dropped off to fourth during the quarter.

"The GSM market shifted in favor of WCDMA/HSPA and EVDO technologies in the quarter with the split between 2G and 3G technologies at 26% and 74% respectively. Demand also shifted away from Asia Pacific back to Europe during the quarter which correlates with the higher concentration of 3G contracts awarded," 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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