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This report provides an overview of the six major base station vendors. It includes market share for 2015, competitive rankings, company overviews, and major market trends.


  • Ovum estimates that 82% of 2015 RAN revenues were generated by just three vendors.
  • Ovum has segmented RAN vendors into three categories - leader, challenger, and niche.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn Ovum's RAN revenue market share estimates for 2015.
  • See how Ovum segmented the six different RAN vendors and which market challenger is closest to joining the market leaders.

Key questions answered

  • Who are the market leaders, market challengers, and niche vendors?
  • How much market share did each vendor have in 2015 and how has that changed from 2014?
  • What are the major RAN trends of the last 12 months?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

RAN market defined

  • An overview of the mobile network

RAN revenue forecast

  • Vendors will find it difficult to grow revenues off RAN gear alone

Trending RAN topics for 2016

  • Three issues that every vendor must address

2015 market share

  • Rankings remain the same in 2015

Vendor competitive market positioning

  • Leaders, challengers, and niche

Vendor profiles

  • Ericsson – Maintains market leadership
  • Huawei – Using 4.5G to build a bridge to 5G
  • NEC – RAN success outside Japan remains elusive
  • Nokia – Gets stronger thanks to Alcatel-Lucent acquisition
  • Samsung – Looking to capitalize on Alcatel-Lucent's absence
  • ZTE – Using RAN innovation to raise its profile


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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