Gaining RAN market share and leading India’s transition to 5G will be Ericsson and Nokia

Due to Huawei and ZTE’s absence from the Indian market, Ericsson and Nokia have gained greatly. The Dell’Oro Group predicts that Nokia and Ericsson will increase their market share in the RAN (radio access network) sector and take the lead in India’s transition to 5G. According to statistics supplied by the organisation, Samsung was reportedly the biggest RAN vendor in the 4G period. The leading telecom provider in India, Reliance Jio, had given Samsung contracts to assist in the construction of the 4G networks. According to the research group, Nokia and Ericsson will increase their market share in India’s 5G era based on the preliminary contract awards made by Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio.

The two telecom providers in India, Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel want to deploy 5G across the country by the end of 2023 or early 2024, according to the Dell’Oro Group’s projections. According to the research firm’s projections, India contributed a mid-single-digit percentage of worldwide RAN revenues in 2021.

The Dell’Oro Group stated, “The price situation in India contributes to the explanation of the discrepancy between RAN income and BTS volumes. Given that the global average ARPU is closer to $10 per month and India’s overall wireless operator revenues are estimated to be about $24 billion in 2021, the country’s ARPU is less than $2 per month.”