Switch/router market shifting reports Ovum

Analyst Ovum has posted its analysis of global Q3/2008 service provider switching and routing equipment sales. Sales in in the period grew to $3.4 billion overall, the market watcher says, a 9 per cent increase compared to 3Q/07, but down 2 per cent sequentially.

In the biggest share movements (4Q rolling), Cisco lost 1.0 points, while Juniper gained 0.7 points, Ovum reports. Redback’s share also increased as it posted its largest SmartEdge quarter ever.

“Despite gains in edge IP/MPLS, Alcatel-Lucent lost market share due to the declining ATM business,” adds Dana Cooperson, vice president, network infrastructure, at Ovum.

  • 3Q08 highlights for technology-focused market segments:
  • IP/MPLS core = $755 million, up 5 per cent versus 3Q/07.
  • IP/MPLS edge = $1,758 million, up 21 per cent versus 3Q/07.
  • IP/Ethernet = $658 million, up 1 per cent versus 3Q/07.
  • ATM = $185 million, down 26 per cent versus 3Q/07.

3Q/08 highlights for application-focused market segments:

  • IP transport and services = $1,706 million, up 11 per cent versus 3Q/07.
  • Ethernet transport and services = $1,322 million, up 15 per cent versus 3Q/07.
  • BRAS = $224 million, down 6 per cent versus 3Q/07.

3Q/08 market share positions (rolling 4Q):

  • IP/MPLS total: Cisco (50 per cent), Juniper (21 per cent).
  • IP/MPLS core: Cisco (58 per cent), Juniper (32 per cent).
  • IP/MPLS edge: Cisco (46 per cent), Alcatel-Lucent (17 per cent), Juniper (16 per cent).
  • IP transport and services: Cisco (46 per cent), Juniper (26 per cent).
  • Ethernet transport and services: Cisco (57 per cent), Alcatel-Lucent (14 per cent).
  • BRAS (broadband aggregation solutions): Redback (30 per cent), Juniper (29 per cent), Cisco (26 per cent).

More information:
www.ovum.com

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