Following four consecutive years of modest telecom equipment growth across the six telecom programs tracked at the Dell’Oro Group, preliminary findings show that the aggregate telecom equipment market moderated somewhat from the 8% revenue increase in 2021 to 3% year-over-year (Y/Y) in 2022, Report informs.

Looking back at the full year, the results were slightly lower than the 4% growth rate projected a year ago going into 2022. In addition to more challenging comparisons in the advanced 5G markets and the supplier exits in Russia, the strengthening USD weighed on the broader telecom equipment market. Supply issues also impacted the market negatively during 1H22 but eased somewhat in the second half.

Regional developments were mixed, underpinned by strong growth in North America and CALA, which was enough to offset more challenging conditions in EMEA and the Asia Pacific. With China growing around 4%, it is estimated global telecom equipment revenues excluding China increase around 3% in 2022.