Service Provider Core Router Market Sees Sixth Consecutive Quarter of Decline, According to Dell'Oro Group

Huawei Gains Ground in Service Provider Core Market

Mar 04, 2013, 09:00 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 4, 2013 /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 for the sixth consecutive quarter in the fourth quarter of 2012. Market revenue fell to its lowest level since the third quarter of 2009 as network operators continued to shave investments in backbone networks.


"For the past two years, we have seen many service providers prioritize investments for mobile and residential broadband networks and scale back core router purchases" said Shin Umeda, Vice President at Dell'Oro Group. "We expect the core router market to rebound in 2013 as network operators rebuilding capacity with the latest generation of high capacity router," added Umeda.

Cisco, Juniper, and Huawei were the market share leaders of the service provider core router market, accounting for more than 95% of fourth quarter revenue. Cisco remained the share leader with more than half of the market for the fourth quarter. Juniper was clearly the second ranked vendor, and Huawei made gains as the number three manufacturer. 

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