Ericsson Announces Preliminary Market Share Data for 2012

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Ericsson has announced today that it maintained share of global installed base of radio base stations at 40%, and the claims top position in both mobile equipment market as well as LTE specifically. The company calculated share of installed radio base stations worldwide based on the accumulated shipments of base stations since 2004. According to Ericsson, its market share for LTE is twice as big as the largest competitor, measured in shipments for the full year 2012.

Company further adds that following a very strong 2011, market share for mobile network equipment declined somewhat from 38% in 2011 to 35% in 2012, leading to a somewhat lower market share for the network equipment market going from 27% in 2011 to 24% in 2012. The decline is due to lower market share in the mobile equipment market negatively impacted by the ongoing technology shift in China where investments are moving from GSM to other technology areas where Ericsson has limited presence.

During 2011, Ericsson introduced a wider definition of the equipment market reflecting the company's R&D investments during the past years. This new definition includes the key segments Radio, IP and Transport as well as Core.

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