High-end worldwide router market jumped 10% in 2Q03

15 August 2003 Redwood City, CA Lightwave -- According to a newly published report by Dell'Oro Group, the 10-Gbit/sec router segment showed healthy growth amidst an overall flat market.

15 August 2003 Redwood City, CA Lightwave -- According to a newly published report by Dell'Oro Group, the 10-Gbit/sec router segment showed healthy growth amidst an overall flat market. The worldwide router market remained stable at $1.5 billion in 2Q03. Router sales have hovered at this level for five consecutive quarters, with minimal quarter-to-quarter fluctuations.

Four of the five router segments tracked in the report had flat sales in the second quarter. The one exception was the segment for the highest performance routers--those used by telecommunications service providers to transmit Internet traffic at data rates of 10 Gbits/sec. According to the report, the 10-Gbit/sec router segment grew 10% sequentially to $170 million.

Market leaders: 10-Gbit/sec router market 2Q03
VendorRankQuarterly growth
Cisco Systems1+ 2%
Juniper Networks2+ 23%
Avici Systems3+ 32%
Total market2Q03Quarterly growth
MFG revenue ($M)$170+ 10%

Dell'Oro's 2Q03 Quarterly Router Report examines the following segments: routers >10 Gbits/sec; routers 2.5 to <10 Gbits/sec; routers 1 to <2.5 Gbits/sec; midrange routers <1 Gbit/sec; and low-end routers <1 Gbit/sec. The report also includes a segment for Multiservice WAN Switches. For more information, visit www.delloro.com.

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