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ZTE Base Station Market Shares Climb to WorldĄŻs Top 4 Position

Source :c114          update : 2010-04-20

ZTE Corporation revealed that Infonetics, a leading market research firm, has recently released a 2G/3G Mobile Infrastructure and Subscribers Report on the global wireless communication equipment market in 2009. According to the report, major changes have occurred in the shares of the global wireless communication market.By carrier frequency, ZTE achieved a market share of 12.6%, overtaking Alcatel-Lucent to become the 4th largest firm in the industry. By sales revenues, ZTE saw its macro base stations claiming 9.1% of the global wireless market in 2009 Q4, also placing ZTE in fourth place.

Infonetics’ report shows the effects from the financial crisis in the form of the global wireless equipment RAN market falling 9.2% in 2009, down to US$38.6 billion from US$42.5 billion in 2008. By system, WCDMA RAN market overtook GSM market for the first time, achieving a market share of 41%, GSM saw its share of the overall wireless market down to 36%, while CDMA at 16% and TD 7%. Infonetics anticipates that by 2014, LTE will account for 22% of the global RAN market, while GSM and WCDMA will reach 30% and 42%, respectively.

In 2009, 325,000 BTS (base transceiver station) units were deployed in China, accounting for some 1/3 of the total base stations deployed worldwide (not including RRH - Remote Radio Head). This is the largest 3G deployment in the world to date. Infonetics also forecasts that after 2010, Asia Pacific will maintain its global market share above 40%. Populous countries such as India, Indonesia and Vietnam will deploy wireless broadband base stations, and the global wireless market will achieve single-digit growth over 2009.

ZTE has been adopting green and cost-saving technology strategies to help protect the Earth and the investments of operators. The company has collaborated with China Unicom to successfully deploy a green 3G network that utilizes environment-friendly, energy saving commercial base station equipment. ZTE’s green 3G base station site relies on wind and solar energy for operation. Compared with similar base stations, this green solution reaches 100% energy-saving capabilities. Its remote control feature requires no on-site manpower support and, thus helps China Unicom save costs to further lower its TCO.

ZTE’s global GSM sales continued to grow swiftly in 2009, with shipments of over 750,000 carrier frequencies in the past year. As its share in the global newly added market rose to almost 20%, ZTE is now one of the top 3 equipment vendors in the industry.

In 2009, ZTE successfully sold its GSM products to world-class multinational operators such as Telenor, Teliasonera and Cell C, making large-scale advancements in European and emerging markets.