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Ericsson Recaptures Market Lead in Microwave Equipment

Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its second quarter 2012 Microwave Equipment vendor market share and forecast that provide worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts and analysis for Ethernet, TDM and hybrid microwave equipment by spectrum, capacity, form factor and architecture. Alcatel-Lucent, Aviat Networks, Ceragon, DragonWave, ECI Telecom, Ericsson, Exalt, Huawei, NEC, Nokia Siemens Networks and ZTE were some of the companies tracked.

According to Richard Webb, directing analyst for microwave and Infonetics, the microwave equipment market rebounded in the second quarter due to strong performances from Ericsson and Huawei. Ericsson has regained the top position, moving slightly past Huawei in the second quarter, while NEC moved to the third position.

“Despite choppy performance in recent quarters, we expect the microwave equipment market to grow to $6 billion by 2016, driven by a continuing demand for increased mobile backhaul capacity and the proliferation of small cells,” Webb said in a company statement.

According to the study, the global microwave equipment market totaled $1.2 billion in the second quarter, up 16 percent from the previous quarter and down 6 percent from the year-ago second quarter.