“The wireless backhaul market began to recover in the third quarter following the end of COVID-19 related lock downs,” stated Jimmy Yu, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “We think there is more growth to come for this market and remain positive that demand for Microwave Transmission equipment will continue to increase. Assuming the worst of the pandemic is behind us, the economy recovers, and 5G mobile radio deployments stay on pace, we are predicting the microwave market to grow 4 percent next year to $3.1 billion,” added Yu.
For the year-to-date period, which includes the first nine months of 2020, the top six microwave vendors with a collective revenue share of nearly 80 percent were Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia, Ceragon, NEC, and Aviat. Among these vendors, three (Aviat, Huawei, and Nokia) outperformed the market and increased their individual market shares by at least one percentage point in the year-to-date period compared to last year.
The vendors with the highest share in the fast growing E/V Band market, which grew 35 percent year-over-year in 3Q 2020, were Huawei, Nokia, Ericsson, and Siklu. In the year-to-date period, Nokia’s share of the E/V Band market sharply increased by eight percentage points.