SOURCE: EJL Wireless Research LLC

EJL Wireless Research LLC

August 25, 2009 08:08 ET

Q2 Mobile Base Station Contracts at 156 as 3G Outpaces 2G

Combined European Region Most Active, Ahead of Asia Pacific

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - August 25, 2009) - Total contracts awarded within the wireless industry for Q2 reached 156, up 24% from Q2 2008 levels and up 24% sequentially according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research, titled "Global Base Station Contract Analysis, Second Quarter 2009."

"Nokia Siemens Networks secured 53.2% of total contract awards during the June 30, 2009 ended quarter, beating Huawei (19.9%) and ZTE (18.6%). Chinese OEMs captured 38.5% of overall contracts in Q2, up from 31.8% in Q1," says founder and President, Earl Lum.

"Demand remains heavily concentrated in Asia Pacific (China & India) while surprisingly, Western and Eastern Europe were tied as the second most active regions during the quarter. Chinese OEMs continue to dominate the CDMA2000 segment as they captured 92.6% of global contracts in Q2. Nokia Siemens Networks led the way with 61.3% of total WCDMA/HSPA/HSPA+ awards, followed by Huawei with 17.7% and ZTE at 12.9%. 3G/3.5G/3.75G/4G contracts were 56.7% of total contracts," says Lum.

The base station contract analysis reports are issued on a quarterly and annual basis and provide a unique perspective on the global cellular/PCS base station contract awards and demand for mobile base station equipment covering all major OEMs including Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei Technologies, Motorola, Nokia Siemens Networks, Nortel Networks, and ZTE.

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 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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