SOURCE: Synergy Research Group

June 22, 2005 09:00 ET

Gigabit Switch Equipment Continues to Be the Bright Spot in a Dim LAN Switch Market Across EMEA and U.S. Regions

Requirements to Manage and Support VoIP and Video Traffic Is Becoming an Increasing Driver for Sophisticated Switching Equipment

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 22, 2005 -- According to Synergy Research Group's latest reports, Q1 2005 EMEA LAN Switch Market Shares and Q1 2005 US LAN Switch Market Shares, both the EMEA and U.S. LAN switch markets saw strength in gigabit products and content switching despite the seasonality measured for the overall Switch market. The US led the way with gigabit switch products posting moderate-to-high sequential growth; strongest market measured being Fixed Gigabit Layer 3 posting 23 percent sequential growth.

"While overall demand for EMEA and U.S. switch sales proved sluggish in Q1, requirements at the edge of enterprise networks are screaming for attention such as QOS for VoIP and Video, multicast support, and anomaly detection," said Joshua Johnson, Senior Analyst at Synergy Research Group. "This is transpiring into healthy demand for Enterprise switch gear with increased functionality and sophistication."

Table 1.  Q1 2005 EMEA LAN Switch Market Share Rankings
1.  Cisco
2.  Hewlett-Packard
3.  Nortel
4.  3Com
5.  Extreme

Source: Synergy Research Group

Table 2.  Q1 2005 U.S. LAN Switch Market Share Rankings
1.  Cisco
2.  Nortel
3.  Foundry
4.  Hewlett-Packard
5.  Extreme

Source: Synergy Research Group

Each report has been expanded to contain LAN switch market share information on the 10Gigabit Ethernet, Content Switch, Unmanaged Gigabit segments. These reports are available for purchase at or by contacting Heather Wilson at 602-287-9097.

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