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This report is Ovum's annual review of the radio access network (RAN) vendor market. Companies covered in the report include CommScope, Ericsson, Huawei, Mavenir, Nokia, Samsung Networks, and ZTE.


  • OpenRAN movement has the potential to break the market dominance of the three largest RAN vendors.
  • 5G will help bring growth back to the RAN market.

Features and Benefits

  • Describes the strategies and challenges relating to the major RAN vendors.
  • Provides 12-month market share and five-year revenue forecasts.

Key questions answered

  • How do the different RAN vendors compare?
  • What trends could change the structure of the RAN market?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

RAN market defined

  • An overview of the mobile network

RAN market forecast

  • Thanks to 5G and LTE, growth will return

RAN market share

  • Huawei stays number one in 2017

Market-shaping trends for 2018

  • 5G, OpenRAN, and vRAN open the door for new competitors
  • 5G trials become real contracts setting the stage for the next decade in RAN leadership

Vendor overview

  • Highlights of market leaders, challengers, and niche players


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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