Monday, August 13, 2012
A new report by Aditya Kaul (pictured), practice director of mobile networks, ABI Research concludes that "Despite cut-backs in network equipment spending by mobile network operators this year due to the economic climate, purchases of mobile core gateway equipment for packet core networks are set to increase 19% from 2011 to more than US$1.2 billion in 2012 .. Mobile gateway spend for 4G networks will account for approximately 60% of the total in 2012".
"The vendors benefiting from the increase in EPC spend include the five major wireless network equipment vendors (Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia Siemens Networks, and ZTE), as well as router vendors such as Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks. The Big Five will continue to dominate, although Cisco is gaining some market share".
See "Mobile Core Gateway Spend is a Bright Spot in a Gloomy Mobile Infrastructure Market" - here.