Uncommon Wisdom

Aug 27 2009   11:37AM GMT

Service provider capex takes off in second half 09

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Service providers are planning to increase their capital spending in the second half of the year, according to a number of financial industry and media sources. The exact percentage of increase and the way it will be distributed among vendors hasn’t been reported.

But our current data suggests providers will spend between 18% and 40% more in the second half of the year than the first, that spending will be balanced so wireless gets about 35% more than wireline, and that edge and metro networks will get a bigger boost than deeper core (in large part because the former groups were cut more in 1H09). As we’ve noted before, we expect most of the money to be spent between mid-September and the end of the year.

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