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December 11, 2014 14:27 ET

Infonetics: Ethernet switch market accelerating with 2.5G and 25G Ethernet speeds on the horizon

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - December 11, 2014) - Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 3rd quarter 2014 (3Q14) Ethernet Switches report, which tracks unmanaged, web-managed, and fully-managed fixed and chassis switches by port speed (100ME, 1GE, 10GE, 40GE, 100GE).

ANALYST NOTE
"Recent momentum in the Ethernet switch market carried through to the third quarter, and 2014 is on track for record revenue. Looking ahead, we expect growth to accelerate, thanks in part to the introduction of 2.5G and 25G Ethernet. These new Ethernet speeds will be a premium offering relative to 1GE and 10GE to address bandwidth constraints in data center and campus networks, and should provide an additional boost to revenue," notes Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks and video at Infonetics Research.

3Q14 ETHERNET SWITCH MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • Globally, Ethernet switch revenue grew 4% sequentially in 3Q14, to $5.6 billion; Year-over-year growth stood at 5%, thanks to demand from the public and financial services sectors
  • Web-managed and fully-managed fixed switches notched double-digit year-over-year revenue growth in 3Q14; unmanaged and chassis switches declined
  • 10GE port shipments were up 26% year-over-year in 3Q14, falling short of expectations at this stage in the adoption cycle
  • 40GE is taking over from 10GE as the new high-growth market segment: 40GE port shipments more than doubled year-over-year in 3Q14, with growth especially strong in the white box market
  • 100GE took a breather after a strong 2Q, but its arrival on fixed switches and the introduction of lower-cost optics will drive growth in 2015

ANALYST CONFERENCE CALL FOR CLIENTS
Infonetics clients are invited to join Matthias Machowinski live or on-demand Dec. 12 at 11:00 AM EST for an Ethernet switch market outlook: http://www.infonetics.com/cgp/login.asp?id=914.

ETHERNET SWITCH REPORT SYNOPSIS
Infonetics' quarterly Ethernet switch report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for Ethernet switches, including: revenue and ports by port speed; unmanaged, web-managed, and fully-managed switches; fixed configuration and chassis switches; and PoE. Vendors tracked: Adtran, Alaxala, Alcatel-Lucent, Arista, Avaya, Brocade, Cisco, D-Link, Dell, Extreme, Hitachi Metals, HP, Huawei, IBM, Juniper, Netgear, Ruby Tech, TP-Link, ZTE, others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

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Contact Information

  • PRESS CONTACT:
    Matthias Machowinski
    Directing Analyst, Enterprise Networks and Video
    Infonetics Research
    +1-408-583-3363
    Email contact
    Twitter: @machowinski