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February 21, 2011 18:11 ET

Infonetics Research: Alcatel-Lucent jumps to #2 in IP router market; carrier routers/switches up 20.5% in 2010

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - February 21, 2011) - Market research firm Infonetics Research (www.twitter.com/infonetics) released excerpts from its fourth quarter 2010 (4Q10) Service Provider Routers and Switches vendor market share report.

"Alcatel-Lucent has been steadily taking IP router market share for the past 3 years, to the point that, even though they only play in the edge router segment, they are now #2 worldwide in the total IP edge and core router market. ALU had its best-ever quarter in IP edge routers, with revenue up 56% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2010, pushing them above Juniper, which also posted solid growth," notes Michael Howard, co-founder and principal analyst for carrier and data center networks at Infonetics Research.

SERVICE PROVIDER ROUTERS AND SWITCHES MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • The carrier Ethernet switch and IP router market grew 20.5% to $12.8 billion in 2010 over 2009, led by North America
  • In 4Q10, sales of IP edge and core routers and carrier Ethernet switches are up 15.2% from the previous quarter, and up 23.4% from the year-ago quarter
  • Meanwhile, multiservice ATM switches continued their inevitable decline, down 48% to $308 million in 2010
  • Cisco increased its worldwide IP router and carrier Ethernet switch revenue 21.6% in 2010, pushing their 2010 market share to 42.5%

REPORT SYNOPSIS
Infonetics' Service Provider Routers and Switches report tracks Alcatel-Lucent, Avici, Brocade, Ciena, Cisco, Ericsson, Extreme, Force10, Fujitsu, Hitachi Cable, Huawei, Juniper, NEC, Nokia Siemens, Nortel, Orckit-Corrigent, Tellabs, ZTE, and others.

The report provides worldwide and regional market share, market size, and analysis (forecasts and in-depth analysis will be published by March 1). Equipment tracked: IP core routers, IP edge routers, carrier Ethernet switches (CES), and multiservice ATM switches; IP edge routers and CES by application (multiservice edge, BRAS, Ethernet access transport, Ethernet services edge), as well as port count and port revenue detail for Ethernet ports (10M/100M, 1G, 10G, 40G, 100G), ATM/frame relay/PPP ports, POS/ATM/WDM ports, and other ports (FDDI, serial, analog, etc.).

Regions tracked: Asia Pacific (with breakouts for China, Japan and the rest of Asia), Central and Latin America (CALA), EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), North America, and worldwide.

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