SOURCE: Infonetics Research

March 05, 2008 18:23 ET

Infonetics Research: WAN optimization market up 71%, enterprise routers hit $4.3B in 2007

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) - Worldwide sales of WAN optimization appliances jumped 71% from 2006 to 2007, to over $800 million, says Infonetics Research in its latest "Enterprise Routers and WAN Optimization Appliances" report.

"The WAN optimization market had a good year, as vendors ramped up shipments of new products, and Riverbed went into growth mode as a public company," said Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise voice and data at Infonetics Research. "Things were a little quieter on the enterprise router front, due to deterioration in the low-end of the market. Cisco's recent announcement of the ASR 1000 should inject some excitement into the market in 2008, and keep the high-end router battle between Cisco and Juniper worth watching."

The report also shows worldwide enterprise router sales slowed 2% from 3Q07 to 4Q07 and are up just 1% for the year, reaching $4.3 billion in 2007. Enterprise router unit shipments are down 5% for the quarter and flat for the year.

Other highlights from the report:

--  Unit shipments of WAN optimization appliances are forecast to double
    between 2007 and 2010
--  Worldwide unit shipments of enterprise routers are forecast to pass
    the 3 million mark in 2010
--  High-end enterprise router revenue grew 5% in 2007 from 2006
--  The branch office segment is the bright spot in the enterprise router
    market, with unit shipments up 11% 4Q06 to 4Q07, and the only segment to
    grow unit shipments in 2007
--  In 2007, Cisco maintains its commanding lead in the enterprise router
    market with 75% of worldwide revenue; Juniper increased revenue by 30%

Infonetics' report tracks WAN optimization appliances and high-end, mid-range, branch, and low-end/SOHO enterprise routers, and includes port detail (T1/E1/J1, T3/E3/J3, OC3/STM1, OC12/STM4). Market share, which is now shown in flexible pivot tables, and forecasts are updated quarterly and cover all regions. Companies tracked include 3Com/H3C, ADTRAN, Allot, Blue Coat, Cisco, Huawei, Ipanema, Juniper, Nortel, OneAccess, Packeteer, Riverbed, Siemens, and others.

For report highlights, log in to Infonetics' online portal from For sales, contact Larry Howard, vice president, at or +1 (408) 583-3335.

Infonetics Research ( is an international market research and consulting firm specializing in telecom and data networking. Services include quarterly market share and forecasting, end-user survey research, service provider survey research, and service provider capex analysis.

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    Directing Analyst, Enterprise Voice & Data
    Infonetics Research
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