SOURCE: EJL Wireless Research LLC

EJL Wireless Research LLC

September 01, 2009 08:08 ET

EJL Wireless Research Reports Global PTP Radio Shipments Grew 25.8% in 2008

NEC Microwave Remains Market Leader, Ericsson Remains Market Leader for PDH

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2009) - The global point to point (PTP) radio market grew by 25.8 % in 2008 and reached 1.4 million units, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research titled "Global Digital PTP Radio Market Analysis and Forecast, 2008-2013 5th Edition." "The PTP radio market continued to show strong growth despite the financial issues impacting other segments within the wireless infrastructure market," says founder and President, Earl Lum. EJL Wireless Research is forecasting that the PTP radio market will continue to see moderate growth through 2010.

NEC Microwave managed to edge out Ericsson again for the second year in a row. Huawei Technologies is the latest base station supplier to enter the market with self manufactured radio links in 2008. "Huawei reached sixth worldwide in its first year in our market share rankings and is poised to enter the top five in 2009," says Lum.

"Asia Pacific and India remained the drivers for the industry while hybrid TDM/IP radios became the second leading category in interface types," says Lum. 70GHz radio shipments grew 48% in 2008 and are poised to ramp in 2010 as LTE networks are deployed in the United States.

The report provides a unique perspective on the global shipments and demand for digital PTP radio equipment covering all vendors including Alcatel-Lucent, Beijing Skyway Technologies, Ceragon Networks, Ericsson, Harris Stratex Networks, Huawei technologies, NEC, Nera Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks, and SIAE Microelettronica.

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 17 years of experience within the wireless industry including 8 years as an Equity Research Analyst on Wall Street cover the global wireless industry. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, CA. For more information about EJL Wireless Research, please visit

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