LTE Equipment Manufacturers


A number of companies are involved in the development of LTE networking equipment, ranging from single box level equipment to complete End-to-End solutions. Described below are the key players within this industry:

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) 

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland.
NSN Commercial Contracts:
Following are the key contracts won by NSN:
  • LightSquared in the U.S.A (T.B.A)
  • Bell Wireless in Canada (in Partnership with Ericsson)
  • Shaw Inc in Canada
  • TeliaSonera in Sweden (in Partnership with Ericsson)
  • Netcom in Norway (in Partnership with Ericsson)
  • T-Mobile in Germany
  • Elisa Finland in Finland
  • TeliaSonera Finland in Finland (in Partnership with Ericsson)
  • Telia Denmark in Denmarl (in Partnership with Ericsson)
  • Telefonica Moviles in Chile

Alcatel Lucent

With 40 LTE customer trials secured to date, Alcatel-Lucent is a worldwide leader in LTE. The company is actively engaged in the majority of LTE projects being pursued by tier 1 operators around the globe. To help operators realize their potential, Alcatel-Lucent is offering a unique, pre-integrated, end-to-end LTE solution and a full set of associated professional services. The company also founded the ng Connect Program, a global initiative to drive the development of an open and diverse ecosystem of LTE device manufacturers, content providers and application partners. Through the ng Connect program and with Alcatel-Lucent's end-to-end LTE solution, wireless broadband operators benefit from open innovation, pre-integrated solutions, reduced time to market with LTE-enabled services, and the ability to drive new and non-traditional business models. 

Alcatel Lucent Commercial Contracts:
Following are the key contracts won by Alcatel Lucent:


Ericsson is the world’s leader in telecommunications technology and services and is leading the way in the rollout of LTE. To date, Ericsson has signed commercial LTE contracts with six major global operators, three of which are in the United States, the world’s fastest growing LTE market. Ericsson has been driving open standards and has had the highest impact on the released LTE specifications. Ericsson expects to hold 25 percent of all essential patents for LTE, making it the largest patent holder in the industry.

Ericsson LTE Commercial Contracts:
Following are the key contracts won by Ericsson:


Motorola, Inc. is an American-based, multinational, telecommunications company based in Schaumburg, Illinois that designs and sells wireless network infrastructure equipment such as cellular transmission base stations and signal amplifiers

Motorola LTE Commercial Contracts:

Following are the key contracts won by Motorola:

  • National Telecommunications and Information Agency (NTIA) - First Public Safety Contract
  • Zain Telecom Saudi Arabia
  • KDDI


Huawei is a leading telecom solutions provider. Through continuous customer-centric innovation, we have established end-to-end advantages in Telecom Network Infrastructure, Application & Software, Professional Services and Devices. With comprehensive strengths in wireline, wireless and IP technologies, Huawei has gained a leading position in the All-IP convergence age. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 100 countries and have served

Huawei LTE Commercial Contracts:

Following are the key contracts won by Huawei:
  • Cox Communications in the U.S.A
  • Tele2 and Telenor combined system in Sweden
  • Telenor in Norway
  • Netcom in Norway (in Partnership with Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks)
  • Belgacom Mobile in Belgium
  • MTS-Uzbekistan in Uzbekistan
  • Centernet in Poland
  • Aero 2 in Poland
  • Mobyland in Poland
  • Bharti Airtel Nigeria in Nigeria (in Partnership with Alvarion and Ericsson)


ZTE Corporation is a leading global provider of telecom equipment and networking solutions operating in more than 140 countries, servicing 59 of the world’s top 100 telecom operators. It offers a wide choice of products ranging from voice, data, multimedia and wireless broadband services.

ZTE LTE Commercial Contracts:

Following are the key contracts won by Motorola Solutions:

  • UCell in Uzbekistan
  • CSL New World in Uzbekistan


Tekelec is a global provider of communications network systems and software that enable network operators to deliver a range of communications services including voice, text messaging, and mobile data services. Tekelec's Diameter Signalling Router, which helps operators to deal with Diameter signalling challenges was recently recognized by the Frost and Sullivan "New Product Innovation Award".

Tekelec Key Contracts:

Following are the key contracts won by Tekelec:
  • Metro PCS LTE Network in the U.S.A (Signalling and Performance Manangement Contract

External Links

[1] Worldwide Cellular Network Infrastructure Contracts and Market Share Q3 2011 (Includes a list of LTE equipment manufactuers) :

[2] Worldwide LTE Market Update and Subscription Forecasts Q3 2011 (includes a list of LTE infrastructure contracts) :