Total RAN market declines at a double-digit rate in 1Q 2016

Market information Dell´Oro Group has reported the total Radio Access Network (RAN) Infrastructure market declined at a double-digit rate year-over-year in the first quarter 2016 as revenues in all regions declined for the first time in four years, the company said.

The total market is forecasted to decline around eight percent in 2016.

Dell´Oro Group analyst Stefan Pongratz said, “After a strong fourth quarter 2015, and three years of solid currency-adjusted performance, the overall RAN market started 2016 on a bleaker note — declining at a double-digit rate — driven by demand and the macro-economic climate. Even though results were mostly in line with expectations, we have increased our 2016 macro and small cell shipment forecast — reflecting upbeat shipment guidance in China — while reducing our pricing assumptions. We continue to forecast the total RAN market will decline by about eight percent in 2016, unchanged from the projections outlined in conjunction with the 4Q15 report.”

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