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 Press Clips Archives: 2001,  2002,  2003,  2004   Rollout Clips

3G Infrastructure Market Share Views 2001

Here are 3G network vendors' market share comments from the press. If you see 3G infrastructure market share related articles, please share it with us.

Ericsson 5.2.2001:

Some analysts expect Ericsson's 3G network business to lose between 10 and 15 billion Swedish crowns ($940 million-$1.4 billion) this year. Ericsson, the world's biggest producer of mobile networks and third biggest handset supplier, is a supplier in 60 percent of all 3G network construction deals so far, which gives it a 40 percent global market share in terms of contract value. Ericsson expects sales of 3G mobile networks to account for some 10 percent of its sales this year, most of which would be invoiced in the second half of the year. It is already shipping to 30 operators.

Copyright 5.2.2002 Reuters

Nokia 19.10.2001:

Nokia said it continued to build on its market share in mobile network infrastructure and mobile phones. In the 3G (third generation) wireless infrastructure sector, Nokia still is confident that it will reach its medium-term market share target of 35 percent. "In third-generation mobile infrastructure, we believe that we share the leadership position with our nearest competitor," Nokia CEO Ollila said.

Copyright 19.10.2002

Ericsson 10/2001:

"MARKET SHARE How are you positioned in 3G now? Of the 100 or so 3G licenses, 80 of them have already been allocated. And of the 53 3G contracts announced, we have been named in 34 of them. It is difficult to translate into market share, but our estimate is that we already own 40 percent of this market. According to market estimates, Nokia has 25 percent. So the three other major international competitors Nortel, Lucent and Motorola have to share a third of the market. Currently, we have four mobile technologies, but the routes to the next generation are basically the GSM-GPRS path to WCDMA and, in the US, China and Korea, CDMA1 moving to CDMA2000. So there will be two dominant standards and whereas Nokia is only betting on WCDMA, we have both."

"We have 30 percent market share in mobile systems, 40 percent in GSM-GPRS and more than 40 percent in 3G-WCDMA. We are number one in all these areas. We are strong in TDMA and PDC, and have seen strong growth in CDMA-CDMA2000."

Copyright 10/2002

Ericsson 4.9.2001:

Referring specifically to the mobile market, in which Ericsson commands a 40% share in value terms and where it has won 33 of 55 named 3G infrastructure contracts, Hellstrom said: "Remember, we are talking here about a market that grew very quickly from nothing to become a US$120 billion a year business, and there is no doubt that this will grow.

Copyright 4.9.2001

Nokia 4.9.2001:

Nokia intends to strengthen its position in the GSM infrastructure market, where it currently holds an approximate 30% market share. Backed by estimates that it would deliver approximately 100,000 3G WCDMA carriers during 2002, the company continues to target a leading 35% share of the WCDMA market.

Copyright 4.9.2001

NEC & Siemens 25.6.2001:

Japan's NEC and Siemens have won joint contracts with 18 European mobile phone operators to supply third-generation wireless infrastructure.

The companies have been working together on the development and sales of third-generation equipment for the past two years.

Under the agreement, each operator will buy infrastructure equipment under separate contracts. The contracts include a transaction with Hutchinson 3G UK, under which NEC was the prime contractor, and further contracts with operators in Spain, Portugal, the U.K. and Germany. Revenues from the contracts, which will not involve the sale of handsets, will be split jointly between NEC and Siemens, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The contracts could help NEC meet its goal of tripling its sales of third-generation equipment this year, Yoshiaki Ureshi, assistant general manager at NEC's international wireless group, told the WSJ. But he declined to comment on the value. However, a spokesperson said the company is on course to meet targets of 150 billion yen to 160 billion yen (US$1.20 billion to $1.29 billion) in the year ending March 31. Sales in the previous fiscal year reached 50 billion yen.

Copyright 25.6.2001 and The Wall Street Journal

Nokia 4.4.2001:

"If the 3G market share ambitions of Nokia (35%) Ericsson (40%) and Nortel (30%) were to materialise, there will be no space in the market for the current expectations of Alcatel (15%), Siemens-NEC, (1520%), and Motorola (1520%)."

Copyright 23.1.2001 Nokia document

Nortel 23.1.2001:

Nortel Networks has announced UMTS awards estimated to be worth more than US$2.1 billion, including BT Cellnet and One 2 One in the United Kingdom, T-Mobile in Germany, in Austria, Airtel and Xfera in Spain, and AT&T Wireless in the United States.

Copyright 23.1.2001 Nortel press release

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