Industry research and analysis group Ovum RHK (www.ovum.com) says in its analysis of global 4Q07 service provider switching and routing equipment sales that sales in 4Q07 grew to $2.94 billion overall, a 17% increase compared to one year ago.
â��There were no significant market share movements in 4Q07,â�� says Mark Seery, vice president, switching and routing, at Ovum RHK. â��Juniper took honors for the quarter as the MX-series continues to ramp.â��
Report highlights for technology-focused market segments include:
- IP/MPLS core: $718 million, up 35% over 4Q06
- IP/MPLS edge: $1,453 million, up 29% percent
- IP/Ethernet: $507 million, up 7% percent
- ATM: $264 million, down 30%
Highlights for application-focused market segments are noted as well:
- IP transport and services: $1.516 billion, up 37%
- Ethernet transport and services: $1,039 million, up 14%
- BRAS: $210 million, down 9%
Rolling 4Q market positions see Cisco grabbing 51% of the IP/MPLS total share, with Juniper at 20%. In the core, Cisco reached 58% and Juniper had 31%. At the edge, rankings were Cisco (48%), Alcatel-Lucent (19%), and Juniper (15%). Cisco nabbed 49% of the IP transport and services segment and Juniper 24%. With Ethernet transport and services, Cisco took 62% and Alcatel-Lucent 17%. For the broadband remote access server (BRAS) architecture segment, Cisco was at 36%, Juniper at 32%, and Redback at 24%.