SOURCE: Infonetics Research
December 20, 2007 16:35 ET
WAN optimization market up 20%, enterprise routers up 4% in 3Q07
BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 20, 2007) - Worldwide sales of WAN optimization appliances
are up 20% in 3Q07 from 2Q07, and units shipments are up 16%, says
Infonetics Research in its latest "Enterprise Routers and WAN Optimization
Quarterly manufacturer revenue for WAN optimization appliances has almost
doubled over the past year, from 3Q06 to 3Q07, the report shows.
"The WAN optimization market continues to do well; we expect another
sequential gain in the fourth quarter, ending the year on an up note, and
65% year-over-year annual growth. In the enterprise router market, we saw
some weakness in the beginning of 2007, but the market has steadily
improved over the year, and we expect it to finish strong with a solid
fourth quarter due to pent-up demand," said Infonetics Research directing
analyst Matthias Machowinski.
Other highlights from the report:
-- Unit shipments of WAN optimization appliances are forecast to
quadruple between 2006 and 2010
-- Enterprise router sales are up 4% sequentially in 3Q07, with gains in
all segments of the market (high-end, mid-range, branch, and low-end/SOHO)
-- Mid-range routers make up 39% of the total enterprise router revenue
pie in 3Q07
-- Cisco continues to lead the enterprise router market by far, followed
by Juniper and Huawei for revenue share
-- Riverbed maintains its lead in the WAN optimization market, followed
by Cisco; Bluecoat moves up to 3rd
Infonetics' report tracks WAN optimization appliances and high-end,
mid-range, branch, and low-end enterprise routers, and includes port detail
(T1/E1/J1, T3/E3/J3, OC3/STM1, OC12/STM4). Forecasts and market share are
updated quarterly and cover all regions. Companies tracked include
3Com/H3C, ADTRAN, Bluecoat, Cisco, Expand, Huawei, Ipanema, Juniper,
Nortel, Packeteer, Riverbed, Siemens, Vanguard, and others.
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