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Service provider router market experienced surge in third quarter

According to a newly published report by Dell'Oro Group, worldwide sales of service provider routers accelerated in...


November 21, 2006  


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According to a newly published report by Dell’Oro Group, worldwide sales of service provider routers accelerated in the third quarter with a 30% increase over the same period last year.

Cisco Systems was the leader with more than 55% revenue share, followed by Juniper Networks, Alcatel, and Redback Networks.

The report also highlights the notably strong demand for edge routers, which grew at more than twice the rate of core routers and accounted for nearly two-thirds of the US$1.5 billion service provider router market.

“Over the past three quarters, the edge router market growth has accelerated as service providers look to prepare their networks for next generation broadband services such as IPTV and VoIP,” said Shin Umeda, the firm’s vice president of router research.

“At the same time, the core router market has slowed, but is still registering solid double-digit growth.”