The Packet Microwave equipment market grew 50 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2014, according to a newly published report by Dell'Oro Group. Ceragon Networks was found to be a beneficiary of the rising demand for packet microwave equipment, as its market share leapt to thirteen percent from just one percent a year ago.
Alcatel-Lucent continued to hold its market-leading position in the second quarter, recording almost half of the Packet Microwave market revenue worldwide. Ceragon captured the second highest market share; followed by DragonWave.
“This was another fantastic quarter for the packet microwave market,” said Jimmy Yu, Vice President of Microwave Transmission research at Dell’Oro Group. “Interest in packet microwave systems has been steadily rising as operators move towards installing LTE mobile radios. It’s one of the reasons why the packet microwave market has had four consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth. Another factor driving the high demand for packet microwave is the rising use of full outdoor units, which carries the advantage of a zero indoor footprint, saving operators both capital and operational expenses,” Yu added.