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Ethernet Switch Market Down 15% in the First Quarter as Growth Stalls, Reports Infonetics
|By Business Wire
|June 4, 2014 03:33 AM EDT
Market research firm Infonetics
Research released excerpts from its 1st quarter (1Q14) Ethernet
Switches report, which tracks unmanaged, web-managed, and
fully-managed fixed and chassis switches by port speed
“In the first quarter of 2014, Ethernet switch revenue declined sharply,
as a strong performance by Juniper and Arista was not
enough to offset weak results at number-one Cisco. For now, the
positive growth momentum that developed in the second half of 2013 has
stalled,” notes Matthias
Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks and video at Infonetics
ETHERNET SWITCH MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
Worldwide Ethernet switch revenue plummeted 15% from 4Q13 to 1Q14, to
$4.8 billion, and the market is essentially flat from a year ago
Market leader Cisco’s revenue declined 7% year-over-year in
1Q14, and its shortfall was to some degree made up by other vendors,
such as HP, which produced steady results, Juniper,
which was up 52%, and Arista, which was up over 90%
In 1Q14, web-managed switches are up by double digits sequentially and
from the year-ago 1st quarter
The action is in high-bandwidth port shipments: 10G Ethernet ports are
up 37% on a year-over-year basis in 1Q14, 40G ports have tripled, and
100G ports are up more than thirty-fold
China drove year-over-year Ethernet switching growth in 1Q14;
meanwhile, North America and EMEA
stalled, though Infonetics expects this to be a temporary setback
ETHERNET SWITCH REPORT SYNOPSIS
Infonetics’ quarterly Ethernet
switch report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor
market share, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for Ethernet
switches and PoE, including ports, fixed configuration switches, and
chassis switches. Vendors tracked: Adtran, Alaxala, Alcatel-Lucent,
Arista, Avaya, Brocade, Cisco, D-Link, Dell, Extreme, Hitachi Metal, HP,
Huawei, IBM, Juniper, Netgear, Ruby Tech, TP-Link, ZTE, and others.
the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.
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