Ethernet switching revenue of Cisco rose 0.8 percent, while its market share grew to 61.6 percent in Q3 from 60.1 percent in Q2. Cisco increased its share in 10GbE segment to 59.1 percent from 57.6 percent in Q2, but fell from 63.4 percent in Q3. Cisco’s service provider and enterprise router revenue decreased 2.3 percent.
Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) Ethernet switch share dropped to 9 percent in Q3 2015 from 9.3 percent in Q3 2014. HP gained 8.8 percent in the 10Gb revenue and 68.1 percent in 40Gb, while dropped 11 percent in 1G switching.
Juniper achieved 39.4 percent growth in Ethernet switching business. Its router revenue increased 11.0 percent due to 20 percent increase in sales of core service provider routers.
Huawei Technologies’s Ethernet switch revenue grew 36.7 percent, while the enterprise and SP router revenue increased 8.9 percent.
IDC said the Ethernet switch market increased 2 percent. Enterprise and service provider (SP) router market ended Q3 flat on an annual basis and down 7.2 percent quarter over quarter.
Ethernet switch market in North America grew 8.2 percent, Asia Pacific excluding Japan rose 3.9 percent, Korea up 19.2 percent, Hong Kong up 13.4 percent, China up 3.6 percent, Australia fell 5 percent.
Rohit Mehra, vice president, Network Infrastructure, at IDC, said: “Shipments of 10Gb Ethernet and higher speeds is a testament to the strong demand to support a diverse array of enterprise and datacenter workloads and service provider infrastructure.”
10Gb Ethernet switch revenue decreased 1.6 percent to $2.2 billion while 10Gb Ethernet switch port shipments grew 27.4 percent to 8.5 million ports as average selling prices continued to fall.
40Gb Ethernet revenue rose 41.4 percent to $644 million. 1Gb Ethernet switch revenue declined -0.3 percent due to continues price erosion.
IDC said 10Gb and 40Gb Ethernet are expected to continue to be the primary drivers of the overall Ethernet switch market in the near-term.
The enterprise router market fell 3.5 percent, while and service provider router market rose 1.1 percent, said IDC.
IDC said software-defined architectures will start to take hold across the WAN, enabling enterprise network managers and service providers alike to benefit from these emerging capabilities.