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Enterprise router market up 8% to US$1B in1Q04

Fuelled by the healthy secure router segment, worldwide total enterprise router revenue totaled $1 billion in 1Q04,...


May 31, 2004  


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Fuelled by the healthy secure router segment, worldwide total enterprise router revenue totaled $1 billion in 1Q04, up 8% from 4Q03, and annual revenue is projected to grow 13% between 2003 and 2007, according to Infonetics Research’s Enterprise Routers quarterly worldwide market share and forecast report.

"While the overall enterprise router market will experience relatively mild growth over the next four years, the secure router market will increase significantly," said Neil Osipuk, directing analyst of Infonetics Research and lead author of the report.

"Cisco continues to lead by a long shot in the secure router space, but it will only take one vendor with extremely disruptive pricing and a little traction to impact the entire market."

Cisco is the revenue market share leader in the worldwide enterprise router market; Linksys (acquired by Cisco but still reporting numbers separately) is in second place for revenue but first in unit market share

D-Link is in third place for worldwide revenue market share, followed by NetGear.

Worldwide high-end enterprise router revenue was up slightly and unit shipments increased 17% from 4Q03.

North America saw declines in shipments and revenue while Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific saw growth in the double-digit percents

Worldwide mid-range enterprise router revenue increased 21% and unit shipments increased 20% from 4Q03; revenue increased in all regions, with particularly strong growth in EMEA; unit shipments are projected to grow 74% between 2003 and 2007

Companies tracked in the report include 3Com, Cisco, Nortel and Siemens.