According to a newly published report by Dell'Oro Group, the number of point-to-point microwave radio transceiver shipments grew 30 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2011, and is projected to reach 1.6 M shipments for the full year.

"Point-to-point microwave is in high demand," said Jimmy Yu, Vice President of Microwave Transmission research at Dell'Oro Group.

"Demand for microwave has increased in all of the major regions, especially Europe where sales have increased 58 percent year-over-year. The equipment manufacturers that benefited the most from the surge in demand were Huawei, Ericsson and NEC. All three vendors enjoyed shipment growth rates higher than 40 percent year-over-year," Yu added.