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Dell’Oro Group forecasts Ethernet switch market to surpass US$19 Billion by 2011

According to a recent report by Dell'Oro Group, Ethernet switch market revenues are forecasted to grow steadily ove...


February 1, 2007  


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According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, Ethernet switch market revenues are forecasted to grow steadily over the next five years and exceed US$19 billion in 2011.

The report indicates that two of the main factors driving this growth will be a continuation of the major desktop upgrade that started back in 2004, which includes both Power-over-Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet, and the advent of 10GBASE-LRM and 10GBASE-T technologies that will help spur widespread 10 Gigabit Ethernet adoption.

“Given that Power-over-Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet each comprise less than 20% of the desktop installed base, this upgrade cycle won’t reach maturity for some time,” said Seamus Crehan, the firm’s senior director of Ethernet switch research.

“With regard to 10 Gigabit Ethernet, the introduction of new technologies that will drive wiring closet and direct server adoption should drive higher volume growth in this market segment.”

The report offers an overview of the Ethernet Switch industry with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, and port shipments (by speed Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet) for Layers 2-3 (both managed and unmanaged), and Layers 4-7.