Telecommunications equipment

Telecommunications equipment (also telecoms equipment or communications equipment) is a hardware which is 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[edit]

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

Vendors[edit]

The world's largest telecommunications equipment vendors by revenues in 2017 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
United States Juniper Networks $5.03
United States Ciena $2.80
Largest By Country 2017
China China $109.26
United States United States $94.62
Japan Japan $62.52
Finland Finland $27.73
Sweden Sweden $24.16

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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 8, 2019.