On June 29, the Korea Daily reported that according to the latest news from market research agency Dell'Oro, in the first quarter of this year, in the 5G communications equipment market, Huawei ranked first with 35.7% market share and Ericsson ranked second with 24.6%. Nokia ranked third with 15.8% and Samsung ranked fourth with 13.2%.
Compared with the fourth quarter of 2019, Huawei's market share increased by 0.4%, Ericsson increased by 0.8%, Nokia fell by 4.5%, and Samsung increased by 2.8%.
The article pointed out that although Huawei's share has not increased much, considering the sanctions of the United States, it still ranks first, which is unexpected.
The article also specifically mentions that Nokia’s share has fallen the most, Samsung has the highest increase, and the gap between Samsung and third-place Nokia has narrowed to 2.6 percentage points, mainly because Samsung signed a 5G equipment supply contract with Canadian operator Vidéotron in December last year. In February and March this year, we signed supply contracts with US Cellular, New Zealand Spark and other operators.
An analysis pointed out that the official start of China's 5G investment and construction will drive the market share of Huawei and ZTE to rise. It is estimated that the global market share of 5G equipment in the second quarter will change further.
Previously, the media also listed the market share changes of the five major equipment vendors from the fourth quarter of 2018 to the fourth quarter of 2019 according to the quarterly report of Dell'Oro Group.