|[August 27, 2013]
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Ethernet Switch and Router Tracker Shows Mixed Results in the Second Quarter of 2013
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) revenues reached $5.4
billion in the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13), representing a
year-over-year decline of -1.1%. On a sequential basis, the 2Q13 results
increased 2.7% over a seasonally weaker first quarter. Meanwhile, the
worldwide router market rebounded nicely in 2Q13 with year-over-year
growth of 3.7%, which was the highest growth rate seen in two years.
Sequentially, the router marked jumped 14.6% compared to 1Q13, according
to the International Data Corporation (IDC)
Quarterly Ethernet Switch and Router Tracker.
From a geographic perspective, the second quarter results found the
Ethernet switch market showing some strength in North America where it
increased 4.9% year over year and 14.8% quarter over quarter, followed
by Latin America with a small 0.9% year-over-year increase. These gains
were not enough to fully offset the -5.6% and -6.2% year-over-year
declines in Asia/Pacific and Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA),
"The worldwide Ethernet switch market is increasingly a tale of two
market segments with different market dynamics - the enterprise campus
segment, which includes the network edge, and the higher growth
datacenter segment that is driving 10GbE and 40GbE growth as cloud
rollouts continue to increase," said Rohit
Mehra, Vice President, Network
Infrastructure at IDC (News - Alert). "It's also interesting to note the increasing
divergence in the performance of the regional and country markets across
the various theatres, driven not just by macro-economic issues, but also
the state of maturity of datacenter and cloud deployments."
10Gb Ethernet switch (Layer 2/3) revenue increased 12.9% year over year
to $2.0 billion while 10Gb Ethernet switch port shipments grew a strong
52% year over year to 4.7 million ports in 2Q13. 10GbE continues to be
the primary driver of the overall Ethernet switch market, with the early
stage 40GbE starting to reach critical mass as a stand-alone segment.
The worldwide Layer 4-7 switching market returned to positive
year-over-year growth in 2Q13 with its 2.4% sequential and 1.2% annual
increase this quarter.
The worldwide enterprise and service provider Router market performed
wll in 2Q13, increasing 3.7% year over year and 14.6% sequentially in
2Q13. As with the Ethernet switch market, North America was the best
performing region this quarter with a strong 10.7% year-over-year
increase. Latin America increased a healthy 6.4% year over year and EMEA
also showed positive growth with a 1.0% year-over-year gain as
macroeconomic conditions start to improve. On the other hand,
Asia/Pacific router revenue declined -5.0% year over year.
From a vendor perspective, Cisco's (News - Alert) Ethernet switch (Layer 2/3) market
share in 2Q13 held steady from last quarter at 62.2%. Cisco's market
share in the fast growing 10GbE market segment was 67% in 2Q13.
HP's Ethernet Switch revenue increased 10.4% quarter over quarter and
was essentially unchanged from the second quarter one year ago. As a
result, HP's market share increased to 9.4% in 2Q13, up from 8.7% last
quarter and 9.3% in 2Q12.
An interactive graphic showing the relative market shares of the top 5
vendors in the worldwide Layer 2/3 Ethernet switch market over the
previous five quarters is available here.
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press release on IDC.com.
"As the market evolves towards a unified network edge in the enterprise,
Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) is expected to hold its own for the foreseeable
future as we look at new applications for the emerging Internet of
Things," said Petr
Jirovsk�, Senior Research Analyst in IDC's Networking Trackers
Group. "Of course, regional and country-level variances are going to be
pronounced, so vendors are best advised to factor those in while working
on their near to mid-term strategies."
The IDC's Worldwide
Quarterly Ethernet Switch and Router Tracker provides total market
size and vendor shares for the Ethernet switch and router technologies
in an easy-to-use Excel pivot table format. The geographic coverage for
both the Ethernet switch market and the router market includes eight
major regions (USA, Canada, Latin America, Asia/Pacific (excluding
Japan), Japan, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, and Middle
East and Africa) and 58 countries. The Ethernet switch market is further
segmented by speed (100Mb, 1000Mb, 10Gb, 40Gb), form factor (fixed
managed, fixed unmanaged, modular), and layer (L2, L3, L4-7).
Measurement for the Ethernet switch market is provided in factory
revenue, customer revenue, and port shipments. The router market is
further split by product class (high-end, mid-range, low-end, SOHO) and
deployment (service provider, enterprise) and the measurements are in
factory revenue, customer revenue, and unit shipments.
For more information about IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Ethernet Switch and
Router Tracker, please contact Kathy Nagamine (email@example.com).
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