Ericsson said its share of the global mobile equipment (infrastructure) market fell to 35% in 2012 from 38% in 2011. It blamed the fall on "the ongoing technology shift in China where investments are moving from GSM to other technology areas where Ericsson has limited presence." However, the Stockholm-based firm said it maintained its share of the global installed base of radio base stations at 40%.
Ericsson also claimed its market share for LTE is twice as big as its largest competitor, measured in shipments in 2012. "In telecom services, internal market data indicates that the company increased its market share to 13% making it larger than any competitor in a fragmented market," Ericsson added. "After the acquisition of Telcordia, consolidated as of January 2012, Ericsson also has a leading position in the OSS and BSS market." source: Ericsson statement