Cisco and HP Ship Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Switches in 2Q15, According to Dell'Oro Group

Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Enables Significant Speed Increases at Enterprise Edge

Aug 27, 2015, 11:26 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, reveals that Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Switches began shipping in 2Q15, a significant milestone for stepping up the speed of LAN connections at the enterprise edge.

"HP and Cisco both shipped Multi-Gigabit Ethernet switches in the second quarter 2015.  HP began shipping Multi-Gigabit enabled ports on its 5400 in April and Cisco on its Catalyst 3000 in June.  This is an exciting change for the Ethernet industry because 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps switches will enable significant speed increases in the campus, or 'enterprise edge' environment with little additional cabling infrastructure upgrades," said Chris DePuy, Vice President of Enterprise Edge research at Dell'Oro Group.  "We expect that as 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Points incorporate Multi-Gigabit capabilities, this will drive demand for a switch upgrade cycle."

As a result of the availability of this new Multi-Gigabit Ethernet capability entering the market, Dell'Oro Group has begun tracking this market in the Enterprise Edge report.  In this report, vendor-by-vendor port shipments and revenue, as well as forecasts, are available for Multi-Gigabit Ethernet switches.

The top ten vendors tracked in the Enterprise Edge Report include: Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Avaya, Brocade, Cisco Systems, Dell, Extreme Networks, Hewlett-Packard (including Aruba Networks), Huawei Technologies, Juniper Networks, and Ruckus Wireless.   

About the Report 
Dell'Oro Group's Enterprise Edge Quarterly Report reveals how users are connecting into the enterprise LAN—what portion of the connections are Wired versus Wireless.  The Report offers complete in-depth coverage of the following segments: Wireless LAN Access Points; Enterprise Controllers (wireless and wired); Campus 'Edge' Ethernet Switches and Access Management Software.  Tables cover manufacturers' revenue, active connections, and average selling prices.  To purchase this report, please contact Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email

About Dell'Oro Group 
Dell'Oro Group is a market research firm that specializes in strategic competitive analysis in the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT markets.  Our firm provides in-depth quantitative data and qualitative analysis that enables business executives at equipment vendors, component manufacturers, service providers, investment firms and other leading organizations around the world, to make critical, fact-based business decisions.  For more information, visit

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