Gartner Dataquest Updates Telecom Equipment Manufacturer Ranking for 2000
Analysts say Prospects for 2001 Remain Unchanged - It is Going to be a Tougher YearSAN JOSE, Calif., March 7, 2001 — The order within the top eight worldwide telecommunications equipment manufacturers for 2000 shifted even further than initially suggested, according to Dataquest Inc., a unit of Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT and ITB).
Based on Revenue
Revenue Growth (%)
|Top 8 Total||201.7||170.7||18.2||—|
*Nortel figures re-estimated to exclude external component sales, 1999 data changed
from last year's report due to a move to US Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures.
**Ericsson figures re-estimated to exclude nontelecommunications equipment and inter-segment sales.
***Lucent 2000 data exclude Avaya — combined figure would be US$33.23 billion.
****Siemens 1999 data re-estimated because of exchange rate updates.
*****Alcatel 1999 data re-estimated to exclude components business.
Source: Gartner Dataquest (March 2001)
The updated figures show that Ericsson came in second once again. Its dominant position in mobile networks during a year of significant investment in third-generation (3G) systems was the driving factor in continued strong revenue growth during the year.
Other positions remain unchanged, as does Gartner Dataquest's view of the market opportunities this year — 2001 will be a tougher year for the manufacturers. Whether there is an actual recession or not this year, the slowing economy and the recent struggles in the dot-com industry will make 2001 a turbulent year in the telecommunications industry.
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