Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dell'Oro: Service Provider Router Market Down 7% in Q4

The Service Provider Router market experienced its first year-over-year decline in two years as sales declined 7% to $2.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to a newly published report by Dell'Oro Group.

Geographically, Dell'Oro noted weaker sales in the North America and Europe, offset by rising demand in Asia and Latin America,

The top five Service Provider Router vendors for 4Q11, in ranking order were Cisco, Juniper, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, and Ericsson.

"From the beginning of 2010 through mid-2011, router sales grew more than 20% each quarter, but started to decelerate last summer," said Shin Umeda, Vice President at Dell'Oro Group. "We think this is a temporary lull that will carry into the middle of this year, and we expect the market growth to accelerate in the second half of the year," added Umeda.

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