Service Provider Router Market Declined Sharply in Second Quarter, According to Dell'Oro Group

Market Share Rankings Unchanged for the Leading Vendors

Sep 06, 2012, 11:31 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 6, 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 Router market declined sharply in the second quarter of 2012 compared to the prior year, continuing the trend of market stagnation that began in the middle of 2011.  Service Provider Routers, the systems used to manage Internet traffic, experienced year-on-year sales declines in most regions of the world and for all of the leading manufacturers.


"Over the past year, there has been a confluence of factors that are contributing to the weaker sales of Service Provider Routers.  Weak macroeconomic conditions have ravaged the European market, technology investment cycles are slowing in the United States and China, and lower prices are offsetting unit volume growth," said Shin Umeda, Vice President at Dell'Oro Group.  "We expect most of these conditions to continue into the second half of this year and are forecasting a flat year for the market," added Umeda.

The top four vendors of the Service Provider Router market were, in ranked order, Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, and Huawei Technologies.  The rankings have remained stable for a number of years, and these four vendors accounted for more than 90 percent combined market share in the second quarter of 2012.

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