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September 05, 2012

Ethernet Switch Market Revenues Show Robust Growth

By Oliver VanDervoort
Contributing Writer


Despite still negative reports concerning the economy, a new report from Internet market research firm Infonetics (News - Alert) Research reports that the Ethernetswitches market is going plenty strong. 

In its second quarter sales report, the company says that Global Ethernet switch revenue topped $5 billion in the second quarter of this year. That number is sharp increase (nine percent) over the previous quarter and a 13 percent increase over the same quarter in 2011.

“All the negative economic news in the world didn’t keep Ethernet switch buyers from propelling the market past $5 billion in sales this quarter,” saidMatthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks and video at Infonetics Research (News - Alert). Machowinski added that Ethernetswitch revenue numbers were especially solid when talking about North America, adding that 10G switches were as strong as they usually are and that the market for 40G switches were beginning to pick up steam.

The report seemed to only be a bunch of good news for the highly specialized market. The report also showed growth among 1G ports, especially when compared to the previous quarter. The growth quarter over quarter seems to indicate that even while the economy is ticking upward slowly, the tech environment continues to fight the trends.

In regards to 40G switches, their market really is becoming one of the strongest in a short period of time. The second quarter of 2012 marked the second straight quarter where 40G switches sales grew by more than 50 percent.

The usual market share leaders all posted some real revenue growth, though there were signs that this market is about to be more strongly contested. Cisco (News - Alert), HP and Juniper all saw revenue growth, but Cisco and HP actually saw their market shares shrink compared to the same quarter a year ago.

Conversely, Dell (News - Alert) is one company that has enjoyed seeing their market share grow, thanks in large part to their acquisition of Force10. Dell saw their share of the Ethernet switch market go up by more than 10-percent from the same quarter a year ago. The growing competition in this market also indicates good health going forward.

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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo

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