October 14, 2010 00:15 ET

HP Acquisition of 3Com Drives Market Share to Number Two Position Behind Cisco, Says In-Stat

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - October 14, 2010) -  After HP's acquisition of 3Com, it is now the second largest Ethernet vendor by total port shipments, pushing D-Link down a notch, say In-Stat ( While it is still too early to tell if synergies between HP and 3Com will result in a stronger competitor to Cisco, it is definitely a noteworthy contender to watch closely, now accounting for 20% of worldwide Ethernet port shipments. CLICK HERE FOR GRAPHIC

Other market highlights include:

  • From 1Q10 to 2Q10, worldwide Ethernet port shipments grew 3.3% while revenues decreased 2.0%.
  • 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) port shipments decreased 5.3% while revenues increased 2.5% due to an increase in Layer 3 port shipments. 
  • Total fixed port shipments grew 3.7% from 1Q10 to 2Q10 and revenues decreased 0.7%. 
  • Fixed 10GE port shipments grew 21.1% and revenues grew 6.6%. 
  • From 1Q10 to 2Q10 PoE revenues accounted for 18.3% of total Ethernet switch revenues.

Recent In-Stat research, 2Q10 Ethernet Switch Tracker (#IN1004818LS), provides highly detailed segmentation of the worldwide Ethernet switch market for the current and seven preceding quarters, breaking down port shipments and manufacturers' revenues by all the following categories:

  • Region (North America, EMEA, Asia/Pacific, and CALA).
  • Form Factor (Fixed, Modular).
  • Wire Speed (Fast, Gigabit, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet).
  • OSI Layer (Unmanaged, Web Smart, L2, L3, and L4-7).
  • Vendor (18 Vendors).
  • In-Stat's 2Q10 Ethernet Switch Tracker is an Excel pivot-table deliverable with over 7000 individual data points, and 18 detailed data tables.

For a free sample contact Elaine Potter at: or (480)483-4441.

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