LTE revenues reached over $ 2.1 Billion in 2011
As the market is taking off driven by early LTE efforts, LTE revenues have reached over $ 2.1 Billion, up from $ 0.6 Billion in 2010, says a report from Mind Commerce. As of Q4'2011 the North America region accounts for over 42 % of the total LTE Infrastructure revenue.
Developed markets, such as North America, Japan and several Tier 1 operators in Western Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific are the major drivers behind LTE growth. Global 2G/3G/4G cellular network infrastructure revenues are set to reach over $ 51 Billion by 2015 up from $46 Billion in 2010 at a CAGR of 5%, with LTE accounting for more than 20 % of the revenue share.
According to the report, More than 80 % of the revenue will potentially accrue to major vendors such as Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Siemens Networks and Huawei. The 4G LTE market in particular will reach over $13 Billion by 2015, growing at CAGR of over 45 %. Ericsson and Alcatel Lucent are likely to lead the market with present market shares of over 35 % and 27 % respectively, of the $ 2.1 Billion Industry respectively.
From a regional perspective, the market share will drastically shift from a North American lead market to the Asia Pacific region, which will account for over 68 % of the revenue by 2015.
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