November 17, 2005 Redwood City, CA -- A recent report from Dell'Oro Group says that the Ethernet Switch market in 2005 is on track to surpass the previous market revenue peak in 2000, after posting another strong quarter of revenue growth. According to the report, revenues grew 7% sequentially in the third quarter of 2005, following an 8% sequential increase in the second quarter.
The report also indicates that double-digit shipment increases in Gigabit and 10-Gigabit ports (which are more expensive than Fast Ethernet ports) raised the total average selling price for the Ethernet Switch market.
"3Q05 was another strong quarter for the Ethernet Switch market, as users continued to upgrade their Ethernet Switch infrastructure in anticipation of increased bandwidth requirements, resulting in very strong Gigabit and 10-Gigabit port shipment and revenue growth," confirms Seamus Crehan, director of Ethernet Switch research at Dell'Oro Group.
According to the report, the 3Q05 market leaders in revenue for the worldwide Gigabit Ethernet switch market were as follows, in order of rank: Cisco, Nortel, HP ProCurve, Foundry, Extreme and 3Com. Total manufacturers' revenue totaled $2,298 million.
The "Dell'Oro Group Ethernet Switch Quarterly Report" provides in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, and port shipments (by speed: Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet) for Layers 2-3 (both managed and unmanaged) and Layers 4-7.