SOURCE: Infonetics Research

December 20, 2007 16:35 ET

WAN optimization market up 20%, enterprise routers up 4% in 3Q07

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 20, 2007) - Worldwide sales of WAN optimization appliances are up 20% in 3Q07 from 2Q07, and units shipments are up 16%, says Infonetics Research in its latest "Enterprise Routers and WAN Optimization Appliances" report.

Quarterly manufacturer revenue for WAN optimization appliances has almost doubled over the past year, from 3Q06 to 3Q07, the report shows.

"The WAN optimization market continues to do well; we expect another sequential gain in the fourth quarter, ending the year on an up note, and 65% year-over-year annual growth. In the enterprise router market, we saw some weakness in the beginning of 2007, but the market has steadily improved over the year, and we expect it to finish strong with a solid fourth quarter due to pent-up demand," said Infonetics Research directing analyst Matthias Machowinski.

Other highlights from the report:

--  Unit shipments of WAN optimization appliances are forecast to
    quadruple between 2006 and 2010
--  Enterprise router sales are up 4% sequentially in 3Q07, with gains in
    all segments of the market (high-end, mid-range, branch, and low-end/SOHO)
--  Mid-range routers make up 39% of the total enterprise router revenue
    pie in 3Q07
--  Cisco continues to lead the enterprise router market by far, followed
    by Juniper and Huawei for revenue share
--  Riverbed maintains its lead in the WAN optimization market, followed
    by Cisco; Bluecoat moves up to 3rd

Infonetics' report tracks WAN optimization appliances and high-end, mid-range, branch, and low-end enterprise routers, and includes port detail (T1/E1/J1, T3/E3/J3, OC3/STM1, OC12/STM4). Forecasts and market share are updated quarterly and cover all regions. Companies tracked include 3Com/H3C, ADTRAN, Bluecoat, Cisco, Expand, Huawei, Ipanema, Juniper, Nortel, Packeteer, Riverbed, Siemens, Vanguard, and others.

Download report highlights by logging in to Infonetics' access portal from For sales, contact Larry Howard, vice president, at or +1 (408) 583-3335.

Infonetics Research ( is an international market research and consulting firm specializing in data networking and telecom. Services include quarterly market share and forecasting, end-user survey research, service provider survey research, and service provider capex analysis.

Contact Information

  • Press Contact:
    Matthias Machowinski
    Directing Analyst, Enterprise Voice & Data
    Infonetics Research
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