Ericsson has published preliminary market share estimates for 2012, in conjunction with publishing its Annual Report for 2012.
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, and core.
Preliminary market data indicates that the market share was at 24%, down from 27% in 2011. The decline is due to lower market share in the mobile equipment market, at 35% down from 38% in 2011, negatively impacted by the ongoing technology shift in China where investments are moving from GSM to other technology areas where Ericsson has limited presence.
Ericsson maintained its share of the global installed base of radio base stations at 40%.
Ericsson’s market share for LTE is twice as big as the largest competitor, measured in shipments for the full year 2012. This makes Ericsson the world’s largest supplier of LTE. The LTE technology is still in an early build-out phase.
In telecom services, internal market data indicates that the company increased its market share to 13% making it larger than any competitor in a fragmented market. After the acquisition of Telcordia, consolidated as of January 2012, Ericsson also has a leading position in the OSS and BSS market.