SOURCE: EJL Wireless Research LLC

August 08, 2008 08:08 ET

EJL Wireless Research Predicts 12 Million TD-SCDMA Subscribers by 2012 and 11.5 Million Mobile Terminals

ZTE and Guangzhou New Postcom Have Captured 50% of Cumulative Handset Shipments in 2008

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - August 8, 2008) - EJL Wireless Research has just released its mobile subscriber and mobile terminal (handsets and data cards) forecast for TD-SCDMA technology. The company is predicting that TD-SCDMA subscribers in China will reach 12 million by 2012 and that overall mobile terminal shipments will equal 11.5 million units by 2012.

A compete analysis of wireless base station infrastructure deployments, handset and data card tender results from China Mobile as well as the current semiconductor chipset landscape is presented in this report.

"ZTE secured 27% of total TD-SCDMA handsets awards while Guangzhou New Postcom has captured 23% of handsets for 2008. Non-domestic Chinese handset suppliers have won only 13% of total handset awards and 0% of data card awards. Chinese equipment giant Huawei Technologies has only won less than 1% of total handset unit volumes so far," says founder and President, Earl Lum.

"With a new tender for infrastructure base station equipment expected in Q3 from China Mobile, we believe that both ZTE and Alcatel-Datang will again be awarded the largest market shares for this tender," 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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