SOURCE: Synergy Research Group

November 29, 2006 15:14 ET

ProCurve Solidifies #2 Ranking in the Ethernet Switch Market

H-3C Quickly Becoming a Formidable Threat

RENO, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 29, 2006 -- According to Synergy Research Group's recently published Worldwide Q3 2006 Ethernet Switch Market Share report, ProCurve advanced for the third straight quarter in market share gains and once again reinforced its claim for the #2 position after Cisco in an increasingly competitive Ethernet Switch market.

"Contributing to ProCurve's success has been its ability to ship new PoE products to meet the strong demand being driven by increased Wireless and IP Telephony deployments," said Katie Trippet, Analyst at Synergy Research Group. "ProCurve's PoE shipments increased 83% in Q3 after a strong increase of 133% in Q2. Cisco also benefited from increased PoE demand with shipment increases of 66% in Q3."

Table 1. Q3 2006 PoE Port Shipments
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                               Rankings  Q-Q Growth

Cisco                          1         + 66%

ProCurve                       2         + 83%

Nortel                         3         +  6%

3Com                           4         + 30%

Alcatel                        5         + 20%
Another fast growing Ethernet Switch segment in the quarter was Gigabit LY3 Modular, which grew sequentially 22% for both revenue and port shipments. In this market, ProCurve grew its market share position by almost 1.5 market share points. Cisco, Foundry, and H-3C also benefited from the growing demand of Gigabit LY3 Modular.
Table 2. Q3 2006  Gig Layer 3 - Modular Revenue
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                               Rankings  Q-Q Growth

Cisco                          1         + 23%

ProCurve                       2         + 59%

Foundry                        3         +  3%

H-3C                           4         + 23%

Nortel                         5         - 13%
Other notable advances in the quarter came from D-LINK, who outshipped Cisco/Linksys and captured the #1 position from NETGEAR for Unmanaged LY2 Fixed Switches. In addition, Cisco regained its #1 position from F5 in the Content Switch market.

About the Reports

Synergy's Q3 2006 Worldwide Ethernet Switch Market Share report is available for purchase at www.srgresearch.com or by contacting Heather Wilson at 775-852-3330. Synergy also provides separate Market Share and Forecast reports for U.S., EMEA, UK, APAC, and LAM regions.

About Synergy Research Group

Synergy Research Group is regarded as a trusted and definitive authority for networking and telecom market research by Wall Street firms, leading equipment vendors, and component manufacturers. Synergy can be found at www.srgresearch.com

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