The Service Provider Core Router market posted a four percent increase in the first quarter of 2014 versus the year-ago period, marking the fourth consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth, according to a new report from Dell'Oro Group. The report forecasts even more rapid growth for this segment through 2014.
"Two major factors have driven growth: first, pent up demand due to low investment in 2012; and second, the demand for new higher capacity products," said Alam Tamboli, Senior Analyst at Dell'Oro Group. "The four major vendors in the market have all introduced higher capacity products that make better use of 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports and many vendors have stepped outside of their traditional flagship core routing products and have introduced products tailored to new use cases in the core," added Tamboli.
Routers Quarterly Report, 1Q14: Service Provider Core Router Market Highlights
Top Four Vendors Accounted for 97% Share
- #1 Cisco Systems: Lost four percentage points of its four-quarter trailing market share versus the year-ago period as revenues grew but the market grew faster.
- #2 Juniper Networks: Maintained its four-quarter trailing market share above 25% of the market with its trio of products—T, PTX, and MX.
- #3 Huawei Technologies: Gained two percentage points in four-quarter trailing market share versus the year-ago period, with continued high-exposure to its domestic market, China.
- #4 Alcatel-Lucent: A relative newcomer to the market gained two percentage points in four-quarter trailing market share versus the year-ago period.