NSN take down rival 18,000 base station called for Ericsson, Huawei, stopping a price war
Nokia Siemens network company (Nokia Siemens Networks) Tuesday said, since company official inputs operations yilai, has attack Xia has competition opponent of 18,000 a base station. in recent years, as Huawei and zhongxing, to low cost products heavily expanded market, global network device market of competition exception fierce. According to abroad media reported, for reduced operations cost of need, telecom operations Chamber of Commerce constantly replaced original of high energy consumption base station. Nokia Siemens network claimed that, Since the joint venture company in April 2007 was put into operation since 22 carriers in over 15 countries to choose their product replacement base stations, and almost all of the original base station is a major competitor Nokia Siemens product.
Nokia Siemens Networks, Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent is the leading supplier of telecom network equipment market in the world now, but in recent years, China’s Huawei and ZTE with the cost advantage of rapidly expanding markets, to the great threat to companies. According to the market research firm Dell’Oro, first quarter of this year, Huawei network equipment market in the world ranking rose to 4th place, over Nortel and Motorola.
Ericsson had previously said the telecom network equipment market environment is expected to change occurs, price wars will also alleviate, in fact, many small and medium-sized manufacturers also hope that the price war will stop, as they often are biggest victim of a price war. However CFO ailike·saimengsen last month, has said that Nokia Siemens Networks, Ericsson was also the instigator of a price war in fact, closely followed by Huawei on price.
According to the Dell’Oro, Ericsson market share in the first quarter of this year was 33%, and the last quarter was flat, but a year earlier, fell, as 35% in the first quarter of last year; market share for Nokia Siemens Networks 24%; Alcatel-Lucent is 16%, a year earlier by 1%.
In the extremely competitive network equipment market, frequent replace competitive technologies and products, but 18,000 base station is not a small sum, sufficient even a network of European powers laid 3G. NSN said its Flexi base station than some competitors products saves close to 70% energy consumption helps carriers reduce base station operational costs. ” Flexi base station to which reduce base station operational costs, for example, the base station construction and leasing costs reduce, you can quickly deploy and substantial savings in energy consumption. ” Nokia Siemens Networks head of wireless access make·Luoan said.
Nokia Siemens Networks is a joint venture of Nokia and Siemens each funded half formed, the company is currently conducting a 2 billion euros (US $ 3.1 billion) cost reduction program, expected to be completed by the end of this year.