STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - Mar 8, 2013) - Maintained share of global installed base
of radio base stations at 40%, and the
number 1 position in both mobile equipment market as well as LTE
Following a very strong 2011, market share for mobile network equipment
somewhat from 38% in 2011 to 35% in 2012, leading to a somewhat lower
share for the network equipment market going from 27% in 2011 to 24% in
Strong year for Global Services leading to continued increase in telecom
services market share to 13%, in a strong lead before the closest
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has today in conjunction to publishing its Annual
for 2012 also published preliminary market share estimates for 2012.
During 2011, Ericsson introduced a wider definition of the equipment market
reflecting the company's R&D investments during the past years. This new
definition includes the key segments Radio, IP and Transport as well as
Preliminary market data indicates that the market share was at 24%, down
27% in 2011. The decline is due to lower market share in the mobile
market, at 35% down from 38% in 2011, negatively impacted by the ongoing
technology shift in China where investments are moving from GSM to other
technology areas where Ericsson has limited presence. Ericsson maintained
share of the global installed base of radio base stations at 40%.
Ericsson's market share for LTE is twice as big as the largest competitor,
measured in shipments for the full year 2012. This makes Ericsson the
largest supplier of LTE. The LTE technology is still in an early build-out
In telecom services, internal market data indicates that the company
its market share to 13% making it larger than any competitor in a
market. After the acquisition of Telcordia, consolidated as of January
Ericsson also has a leading position in the OSS and BSS market.
The share of installed radio base stations worldwide is calculated based on
accumulated shipments of base stations since 2004.
The market shares for mobile equipment market and key segments are
Ericsson's share of total network equipment sales to service providers
The market share for telecom services market is calculated as Ericsson's
of total telecom services sales to service providers during each year.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Download high-resolution photos and broadcast-quality video at
Ericsson is the world's leading provider of communications technology and
services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time
solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely,
sustainable societies around the world.
Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within
and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries.
more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson
networks and we support customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billion
We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people. Founded in
1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011 the company's
sales were SEK 226.9 billion (USD 35.0 billion). Ericsson is listed on
OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.
Preliminary market share data for 2012:
This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of
Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that:
(i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and
other applicable laws; and
(ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and
originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Ericsson via Thomson Reuters ONE