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Infonetics Research

September 01, 2009 13:41 ET

Infonetics Research: Enterprise router market stabilizing in North America

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2009) - Market research firm Infonetics Research released its second quarter (2Q09) Enterprise Routers and WAN Optimization Appliances report.


"Commoditization and declining prices, erratic customer orders, and a weak economic climate around the globe combined to keep enterprise router vendor revenue down overall in the second quarter, even as unit shipments increased in the high- and low-end segments. While router sales in all regions are off significantly from a year ago, North America appears to be stabilizing, with sales flat from 1Q09, and down the least of all regions year-over-year," explains Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise voice and data at Infonetics Research.


--  Worldwide enterprise router revenue totaled $709 million in 2Q09, down
    9% from 1Q09
--  Year-over-year, from 2Q08 to 2Q09, low-end router shipments are up
    30%, but revenue is down 38%
--  High-end router shipments are up 6% from 1Q09, and revenue is expected
    to pick up, as companies have to make investments in their network core to
    keep up with rising traffic
--  Heavyweight Cisco saw an 11% decline in enterprise router revenue, but
    many vendors posted decent increases in the second quarter, including 3Com
    and OneAccess
--  The WAN optimization market declined 6% in 2Q09 to $226 million, a
    much smaller decline than in 1Q09, and should grow in 3Q09
--  Blue Coat and Riverbed each gained a point of revenue market share in


Infonetics' enterprise router and WAN optimization report tracks 3Com/H3C, ADTRAN, Blue Coat, Citrix, Cisco, Expand, Huawei, Ipanema, Juniper, Nortel, OneAccess, Riverbed, and others. The report provides worldwide and regional market size, market share, analysis, and forecasts through 2013 for WAN optimization appliances and high-end, mid-range, branch, and low-end/SOHO routers, including port detail (T1/E1/J1, T3/E3/J3, OC3/STM1, OC12/STM4 and other ports).


-- Enterprise Routers and WAN Optimization Appliances (Sept. 16)


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-- Enterprise Data CRS research notes: 2Q09 Ethernet Switch Results: Have We Turned the Corner?; Nortel Enterprise Resolution Coming Closer; ALU/HP Global Alliance: Will it Work?

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  • Lead Analyst:
    Matthias Machowinski
    Directing Analyst, Enterprise Voice and Data
    Infonetics Research
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