|[February 21, 2013]
Infonetics Predicts Resurgence in 2013 for Carrier Router and Switch Market
CAMPBELL, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Market research firm Infonetics
Research today released vendor market share and preliminary analysis
from its 4th quarter 2012 (4Q12) and year-end Service
Provider Routers and Switches report. (Full report
published February 25.)
"The global carrier router and switch market ended 2012 with a small 4%
loss, but it could have been worse," notes Michael
Research's co-founder and principal analyst for carrier networks.
"Significant budget flushes from operators in Europe, China and Latin
America buoyed the overall market in the final quarter of the year."
"Looking ahead," Howard
adds, "We expect the service provider switch and router market to grow
again in 2013. The US economy is in better shape and we are predicting
an increase in worldwide carrier capex this year. In EMEA, activity
looks good for the Middle East and, to some degree, Africa, and Europe
seems to have hit bottom. If our talks with European service providers
prove true, then we can expect a slow climb for the IP router and switch
market there, albeit from this lower starting point. Operators know they
need to spend on their networks or risk becoming uncompetitive."
SERVICE PROVIDER ROUTER AND SWITCH MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
For all major world regions except North America, the 4th
quarter of 2012 was strong, with global IP edge and core router and
carrier Ethernet switch revenue rising to $3.8 billion, up 12% from
the previous quarter
While North America was down a bit sequentially in 4Q12, the region is
up 13% from the year-ago 4th quarter, the highest
year-over-year gain of any region
In 2012, sales of core routers slowed more than edge routers, as the
coming move to 100G
is making carriers increasingly cautious as they choose the next
generation of higher-capacity core routers
The top 4 manufacturers in the router and carrier Ethernet switch
segment stayed in dominant positions in 2012, with #1 Cisco and
#2 Huawei holding steady, while Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) moved
into the #3 spot, bumping Juniper to #4
In the race for router-only market share, Cisco maintained the
top position in 2012, but Huawei (News - Alert) and Alcatel-Lucent
boosted their revenue market share following big gains in 4Q12
Infonetics' (News - Alert) quarterly routers
and switches report provides worldwide, regional, China, and Japan
market share, market size, forecasts, analysis, and trends for IP edge
and core routers and carrier Ethernet switches, including IP edge market
analysis by application. Vendors tracked: Alaxala, Alcatel-Lucent,
Brocade, Ciena, Cisco, Ericsson, Extreme, Fujitsu (News - Alert), Hitachi Cable,
Huawei, Juniper, NEC, Nokia Siemens Networks, Tellabs, ZTE, and others.
the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.
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N. America (West), Asia, Latin America: Larry Howard, firstname.lastname@example.org,
N. America (East), Texas, Midwest: Scott Coyne, email@example.com,
Europe, Middle East, Africa: George Stojsavljevic, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp
Infonetics Research (News - Alert) (www.infonetics.com)
is an international market research and consulting firm serving the
communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking
emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics
helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View
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