After almost two years of year-over-year declines, the Service Provider Core Router market grew by seven percent in the third quarter of 2013 versus the year-ago period, according to a new report by Dell'Oro Group.
“All major core routing vendors have recently introduced, or will soon introduce new core routing platforms with significantly increased capacity,” said Alam Tamboli, Business Analyst at Dell’Oro Group. “We expect the confluence of these new products to drive the core router market to double-digit growth for the full-year 2014 as service providers qualify these new products for their networks,” added Tamboli.
The top four core routing vendors:
- #1 Cisco -- remained the number-one ranked vendor and has introduced two new core routing platforms during the past six months.
- #2 Juniper -- new product offerings gave the company a more complete core router product portfolio and spurred year-over-year growth in the third quarter.
- #3 Huawei -- contract wins to provide its new higher capacity router to both domestic Chinese and international service providers drove year-over-year growth.
- #4 Alcatel-Lucent -- held fourth place with sales of its first core routing product.