SOURCE: EJL Wireless Research LLC

July 17, 2007 09:01 ET

EJL Wireless Research Reports Nokia Siemens Networks #1 BTS OEM in 2006 With Huawei #3

Chinese OEMs ZTE and Huawei Are Top CDMA BTS Suppliers

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - July 17, 2007) - The global base station market grew by 19.1% in units in 2006, down from strong growth of over 50% in 2005, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research titled "Global Base Station Market Analysis and Forecast, 2006-2011, 3rd Edition." "The base station market grew slightly faster than we had predicted a year ago with GSM technology continuing to drive the market," says founder and President, Earl Lum. The report provides a unique perspective on the global shipments 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.

"The newly formed Nokia Siemens Networks, coupled with NEC 3G, was the number one ranked OEM globally in terms of total base station shipments with long time leader Ericsson just slightly behind at number two. The surprising top three OEM was Huawei," says Lum.

"The GSM market continues to have remarkable resiliency and strength with continued strong demand in 2007 and beyond as emerging markets in China, India and Brazil continue to upgrade and deploy GSM/EDGE technology," says Lum. "In the CDMA market, Chinese OEM ZTE remained the top supplier with Huawei second."

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 14 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 the company's website at

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