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.
Telecommunications equipment can be broadly broken down into the following categories:
- Public switching equipment
- Analogue switches
- Digital switches
- Transmission equipment
- Customer premises equipment
The world's five largest telecommunications equipment (excluding mobile phone handsets) vendors, 2016 revenues are:
The world's five largest router and switch vendor leadership: Global Service Provider Survey, June 2015:
- Cisco Systems
- Huawei Technologies
- Nokia Networks (including Alcatel-Lucent)
- Juniper Networks
- ZTE Corporation
The world's largest mobile phone handset vendors: 3rd quarter of 2016 Major Smartphone Sales Leaders :
- Samsung (72.5 million)
- Apple (45.5 million)
- Huawei Technologies (33.6 million)
- OPPO (25.3 million)
- Vivo (21.2 million)
- Xiaomi (14.9 million)
- LG Electronics (13.5 million)
- ZTE Corporation (11.7 million)
- Lenovo (10.9 million)
- TCL (8.9 million)
- Meizu (5.5 million)
- Micromax Mobile (< 5.0 million)
- Sony (< 5.0 million)
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