Telecommunications equipment

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Telecommunications equipment (also telecoms equipment or communications equipment) is hardware used for the purposes of telecommunications. Since the 1990s the boundary between telecoms equipment and IT hardware has become blurred as a result of the growth of the internet and its increasing role in the transfer of telecoms data.[1][2]

Types

Telecommunications equipment can be broadly broken down into the following categories:[3]

Vendors

The world's ten largest telecommunications equipment vendors, 2017 revenues are:[4]

Largest Vendors by 2017 Revenue (billion US dollars)
China Huawei $92.55
United States Cisco Systems $48.00
Japan Fujitsu $38.57
Finland Nokia $27.73
Sweden Ericsson $24.16
Japan NEC Corporation $23.95
United States Qualcomm $22.29
China ZTE $16.71
United States Corning $10.12
United States Motorola Solutions $6.38
Largest By Country 2017
China China $109.26
United States United States $86.79
Japan Japan $62.52
Finland Finland $27.73
Sweden Sweden $24.16

See also

References

  1. ^ "Telecoms equipment - We have the technology". The Economist. 1 October 1998. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Twisted pair - Nokia and Siemens pool their network divisions to form a new firm". The Economist. 22 June 2006. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  3. ^ Ypsilanti, Dimitri; Plantin, Amy (1991). Telecommunications Equipment: Changing Markets and Trade Structures. OECD Publishing. p. 16. ISBN 9789264135536.
  4. ^ "Telecommunication equipment companies ranked by overall revenue in 2017 (in billion U.S. dollars)". Statista.com. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
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