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The report is Ovum's annual look at the major base station vendors and includes 12-month market share, along with vendor and market updates and competitive ratings of each vendor.


  • Nokia's acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent will make Nokia almost equal to Ericsson in terms of annual base station revenues.
  • Ericsson saw its 12-month market share decline in 2014, while Huawei's increased. Alcatel-Lucent and NEC also had declining market share in 2014.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn how the market will be reshaped following Nokia's acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.
  • Learn how Nokia's planned purchase of Alcatel-Lucent will impact other RAN vendors.

Key questions answered

  • What was the market share of the top RAN vendors in 2014?
  • What were some of the key events in the RAN market over the past 12 months?
  • What are the strategies of the largest RAN vendors?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations for players

RAN market defined

  • An overview of the mobile network

2014 market share

  • Market remains concentrated in the hands of three vendors

Impact of Nokia’s planned acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent

  • The deal will make Nokia nearly as big as Ericsson in terms of RAN revenues

Vendor profiles

  • Alcatel-Lucent – Waiting on Nokia
  • Ericsson – Number one position under threat
  • Huawei – Holds on to the number two position for now
  • NEC – Success outside Japan remains limited
  • Nokia – Looking to grow share through acquisition
  • Samsung – Early 2014 momentum stalls as new wins dry up
  • ZTE – Home market China provides a big boost


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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