Huawei remains top global player in telecom equipment

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People visit the exhibition area of Huawei during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, on March 1, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]

Huawei continue to lead the global market in telecommunication equipment in 2021, covering 28.7 percent of the market share in sales revenue, followed by Ericsson, Nokia, ZTE and Cisco, according to a report by Dell'Oro, a Silicon Valley-based telecom information and service provider.

Despite the US campaign to curb the use of Huawei's equipment, which is impacting the company's position outside of China, it still represented No 1 of global revenue share, up 7 percent year-on-year.

"(Huawei) underscored its grip on the Chinese market, depth of its telecom portfolio, and resiliency with existing footprints," the report said.

Ericsson took the second place with revenue accounting for 15 percent of global share, and Nokia at 14.9 percent, ZTE at 10.5 percent, Cisco at 5.6 percent, Samsung at 3.1 percent.

Excluding the Chinese market, the competition between the big three kit vendors is more even, with Ericsson and Nokia at 20 percent, and Huawei at around 18 percent of the market.

The report estimated the overall telecom equipment market advanced 7 percent in 2021, recording a fourth consecutive year of growth, generated by surging wireless revenues and healthy demand for wireline-related equipment.

Total worldwide telecom equipment revenues approached $100 billion last year, up more than 20 percent since 2017.

Telecommunications infrastructure programs, according to Dell'Oro Group, cover broadband access, microwave & optical transport, mobile core network, radio access network, and SP router & switch.

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