Demand for Internet Core Routers Declined for Second Consecutive Quarter, According to Dell'Oro Group
Cisco Strengthens Leadership in $3 Billion Core Router Market
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a newly published report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, the Service Provider Core Router market declined year-over-year for the second consecutive quarter. Sales of the devices that route all Internet traffic fell 7 percent in the first quarter of 2012, following the 13 percent decline in the prior quarter.
"For several quarters now, we have seen a dramatic slow-down in core router demand, driven partly by normal investment cycles, but also by macroeconomic uncertainty," said Shin Umeda, Vice President at Dell'Oro Group. "The good news is that we believe that we are on the cusp of a new investment cycle in which network operators will upgrade to 100 gigabit technologies that offer 2.5 to 10 times more capacity than what is generally deployed today. We expect to see a meaningful market uptick in the second half of this year" added Umeda.
Cisco Systems was the leading manufacturer of the Service Provider Core Router market in the first quarter of 2012, recording the highest market share in almost ten years. Juniper Networks was ranked second, followed by Huawei Technologies.
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