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Wireless base station market stays high in APAC

Posted: 18 Jan 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:APAC? wireless base station? WCDMA? LTE?

According to the latest data from ABI Research, base station expenditures in 3Q12 in the Asia-Pacific region at $7.6 billion, or more than half of the total market, remains to be more than four times higher than in Western Europe or North America. This data is 50 per cent higher YoY, while North America spending grew 27 per cent YoY in 3Q12.

Meanwhile the total wireless infrastructure equipment market continued its downward trend in the same period reaching only $15.4 billion, a 3.1 per cent decrease QoQ and an 18.9 per cent increase from the same quarter one year ago.

For base station equipment the highlight this quarter, similar to previous quarters, continued to be found in LTE. "Expenditures this quarter on LTE base station equipment were at the same level as 2Q12 and almost three times higher than in 3Q11 and WCDMA technologies also grew by 21 per cent versus the year ago quarter," noted Nick Marshall, principal analyst, networks, ABI Research.

"ABI Research expects these trends to continue throughout 2013 with strong LTE growth followed by double-digit growth for WCDMA, against a background of a declining overall market as legacy technologies phase out," added Marshall.

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