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Infonetics Research

October 14, 2010 16:46 ET

Infonetics Research: Microwave equipment market dips 4% in Q2; on track for steady growth 2011-on

LONDON--(Marketwire - October 14, 2010) -  Market research firm Infonetics Research ( today released excerpts from its second quarter of 2010 (2Q10) Microwave Equipment market share and forecast report.

"The microwave equipment market continues to be affected by the echoes of the recession, and it was a soft quarter, indicative of the lingering slowdown in operator capex in some segments. This is pushing operators to be selective about where and how they upgrade their networks; for instance, Infonetics reports that both routers and optical gear were up in the second quarter. The current 'pause for breath' in the microwave equipment market will end as more operators upgrade their networks to HSPA+ and LTE, creating a need for enhanced mobile backhaul bandwidth, and in turn, for microwave equipment. We expect renewed year-on-year growth in the microwave market in 2011 through at least 2014," predicts Richard Webb, directing analyst for WiMAX, microwave, and mobile devices at Infonetics Research.


  • The worldwide microwave equipment market hit $1.3 billion in 2Q10, down 4% from 1Q10
  • The most marked slowdown was in Asia Pacific
  • Ericsson moved back into the #1 market share position for worldwide microwave equipment revenue in 2Q10, leapfrogging NEC; both vendors remain significantly ahead of the chasing pack
  • In 2Q10, 80% of microwave equipment purchased was for mobile backhaul network deployments, with the balance purchased for transport applications (such as trunking and metro access) and first-mile access

Infonetics' quarterly Microwave Equipment report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts, vendor and service provider activity, technology roadmaps, market drivers, and in-depth analysis. The report tracks revenue, units, and ARPU for TDM microwave equipment, dual Ethernet/TDM microwave equipment and low- and high-capacity Ethernet equipment, each split by backhaul, transport, and access.

Companies tracked include Adtran, Alcatel-Lucent, Aviat Networks, Bridgewave, Cambridge Broadband, Ceragon, DragonWave, E-Band, Ericsson, Exalt, Huawei, NEC, Nera Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks, Proxim, SIAE, Siklu, Trango, ZTE and others.

See the MOBILE BACKHAUL AND MICROWAVE area on Infonetics' portal ( for more:


Infonetics Research is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete more effectively.

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