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SP Router Market Decelerates Sharply in the 3Q11

May 26, 2012

Source: CIOL, India

California, USA: Global demand for service provider routers decelerated sharply in the third quarter of 2011 following six consecutive quarters of year-over-year expansion at double-digit rates, says Dell’Oro Group.

In a new report, the researcher also finds that projected to approach $10 billion for the full year 2011, the service provider routers grew just three per cent in the third quarter. The report points to shifts in investment priorities and weak macroeconomic conditions, especially in North America and Europe, as key contributors to the market slowdown.

“We have seen a trend of service providers shifting investments from wireline to wireless infrastructure, which has led to reduced demand for routers,” said Shin Umeda, VP, Dell’Oro Group. “Use of Service Provider Routers in wireless networks has increased significantly over the past two years, but wireline networks still account for more than 80% of deployments,” added Umeda.

The top five service provider router vendors for 3Q11, in ranking order were Cisco, Juniper, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, and Ericsson.