Service Provider Router Demand Softens, According to Dell'Oro Group

Cisco and Juniper Gain Ground in Service Provider Router Market in First Quarter 2013

Jun 06, 2013, 09:00 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 6, 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 router market declined in the first quarter of 2013.  Quarterly market revenue growth has been stagnant since mid-2011, which was the last time the market experienced double digit growth.  This quarter's decline is mostly attributable to reductions in the North America and Europe regions.


"Router investments in North America have softened as certain application deployments, such as mobile backhaul, have tapered," said Shin Umeda, Vice President at Dell'Oro Group.  "In Europe, continuing macroeconomic uncertainty has driven service providers to reduce their capital expenditures by 10 percent in the quarter, and consequently reduce their router deployments," added Umeda.

Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, and Huawei Technologies were the market share leaders of the Service Provider Router market, accounting for 94 percent of first quarter revenue.  Cisco remained the share leader in the market for the first quarter.  Juniper, Alcatel-Lucent, and Huawei were the second, third, and fourth-ranked vendors, respectively.

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