Router market down 15% in 2002, says Dell'Oro Group

25 February 2003 -- Sales of routers fell 15% in 2002 to USD6.1bn, says Dell'Oro Group.

Feb 25th, 2003

25 February 2003 -- Sales of routers fell 15% in 2002 to USD6.1bn, according to Dell'Oro Group's 4Q02 Quarterly Router Report.

The decline was driven by reduced sales of high-performance routers typically deployed by telecoms service providers to manage and carry Internet traffic. "The decline in the high-end router market was highly correlated to the drop in spending by service providers. Our analysis indicates that capital spending on wireline infrastructure fell approximately 35% last year," said principal analyst Shin Umeda.

The market for routers purchased by enterprises and small and medium businesses fared better, declining just 4%.

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