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Introduction

This report is Ovum's annual review of the radio access network (RAN) vendor market. Companies covered in the report include CommScope, Ericsson, Huawei, Mavenir, Nokia, Samsung Networks, and ZTE.

Highlights

  • OpenRAN movement has the potential to break the market dominance of the three largest RAN vendors.
  • 5G will help bring growth back to the RAN market.

Features and Benefits

  • Describes the strategies and challenges relating to the major RAN vendors.
  • Provides 12-month market share and five-year revenue forecasts.

Key questions answered

  • How do the different RAN vendors compare?
  • What trends could change the structure of the RAN market?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

RAN market defined

  • An overview of the mobile network

RAN market forecast

  • Thanks to 5G and LTE, growth will return

RAN market share

  • Huawei stays number one in 2017

Market-shaping trends for 2018

  • 5G, OpenRAN, and vRAN open the door for new competitors
  • 5G trials become real contracts setting the stage for the next decade in RAN leadership

Vendor overview

  • Highlights of market leaders, challengers, and niche players

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author