Ethernet switch market: Cisco gains, HP slips

The share of Cisco in the Ethernet switch market grew to 62.9 percent in Q3 2014 from 59.8 percent in the previous quarter and from 61.8 percent in Q3 2013, said IDC.

In the 10GbE segment, Cisco market share increased to 63.7 percent in Q3 2014 from 61.3 percent in the previous quarter, but dipped from 65.3 percent in Q3 2013. Cisco’s telecom service provider and enterprise router revenue declined 10.9 percent year over year.

HP’s Ethernet Switch market share dipped to 9.3 percent from 10 percent in Q2 2014, but flat from Q3 2013.

Juniper’s router revenue declined 11.4 percent year over year.

IDC said the Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) rose 4.4 percent year over year and 4.9 percent quarter over quarter to $5.99 billion.

The router market declined 2.7 percent year over year and rose 3.3 percent sequentially.

Top ethernet switch vendors in Q3 2014

The Ethernet switch market in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APeJ) increased 14.6 percent year over year. China saw 25 percent with Hong Kong growing 30.7 percent.

The Ethernet switch market in Middle East and Africa (MEA) rose 12.4 percent, fuelled by gains in the larger regional economies, such as Saudi Arabia (30.6 percent), the United Arab Emirates (22.1 percent) and Qatar (51.2 percent).

North America’s Ethernet switch market grew 5.2 percent, on the strength of the US market, and Western Europe increased 4.8 percent.

Latin America market for Ethernet switch declined 3.8 percent largely due to a 13.3 percent contraction in Mexico, said IDC.

“Given increasingly complex network workloads in both the datacenter and the campus, the 10Gb Ethernet switch market continues to grow steadily as average selling prices decline. 40Gb Ethernet is also taking off in the datacenter, which will create a robust growth engine for the overall market for several years to come,” said Rohit Mehra, vice president, Network Infrastructure at IDC.

The enterprise and service provider router market declined 2.7 percent year over year.

Baburajan K
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