There's a $6.5B opportunity - give or take - in Russia over the next six years for...

|By:, SA News Editor

There's a $6.5B opportunity - give or take - in Russia over the next six years for telecom-equipment makers as the country's cellular carriers build 4G networks. "The geographic scope, population size, economic demand and growth all indicate the size of the contracts coming out of Russia could be outstanding," says Ovum analyst Daryl Schoolar. Those vying for contracts include Nokia Siemens Network (NOK), Ericsson (ERIC), Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) and Huawei Technologies.