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What you need to know: This weblog captures key data points about the global telecoms industry. I use it as an electronic notebook to support my work for Pringle Media.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ericsson Rides Mobile Broadband Growth

Ericsson said that its group sales, on a like-for-like basis, in the second quarter increased by 27% year-over-year to 54.8 billion Swedish krona (8.47 billion US dollars), driven by continued strong demand for mobile broadband.

Ericsson estimated the operator network equipment market, which it values at 95 billion US dollars in 2010, will show between 3% and 5% CAGR between 2010 and 2013, powered by between 6% and 8% CAGR in the mobile networks market. Ericsson said it grew its market share in the radio access segment during the first quarter 2011, both measured in terms of shipped volumes and value.

Ericsson estimated its addressable telecom services market, which it values at 96 billion to 101 billion dollars in 2010, will show between 6% and 8% CAGR between 2010 and 2013. That figure includes the telecom OSS/BSS market for software and systems integration, which Ericsson values at about 35 billion dollars in 2010.

Ericsson added that WCDMA/HSPA networks now cover around 40% of the world’s population, while LTE networks only cover a few percent.  Global fixed broadband subscriptions grew by 15 million new subscriptions to reach 537 million during the first quarter 2011, mainly boosted by strong growth in DSL in China, according to the Stockholm-based company. DSL represents more than 60% of all fixed broadband subscriptions, while Fiber-to-the-Building represents around 15%, Ericsson said. source: Ericsson statement

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