Revenues for service provider routers and switches climbed 19% in the second quarter of this year to $3.9 billion following a typically slow first quarter of the year, according to a new report from IHS.
Despite software-defined networking (SDN) hesitation still being an issue in the carrier routing and switching space as it has in the past few quarters, “core router upgrades and replacements prompted by the move to 100GE contributed to a nice uptick in the second quarter,” says Michael Howard, senior research director of carrier networks at IHS.
Other router and switch trends in the market include:
- As a result of the SDN hesitation happening, IHS forecasts the router and switch market to manage a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.0% from 2014 to 2019.
- Revenues for switches and routers were up in all major geographical regions from a year ago except Asia-Pacific, which was down 16%.
- Juniper rose to the No. 3 spot in the router-only market edging out Alcatel-Lucent and behind Cisco and Huawei, at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.
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