Service provider router market rebounds with 21% growth

The worldwide Service Provider Router market rebounded sharply in 2010, following weak demand in 2009; manufacturers' revenue for IP/MPLS routers also increased 21 percent over the prior year to $8.6 billion in 2010, approaching the record level reached in 2008. These figures are cited in a new report from Dell'Oro Group, which also recognizes mobile backhaul and backbone networks as key areas of market growth.

The worldwide Service Provider Router market rebounded sharply in 2010, following weak demand in 2009; manufacturers' revenue for IP/MPLS routers also increased 21 percent over the prior year to $8.6 billion in 2010, approaching the record level reached in 2008. These figures are cited in a new report from Dell'Oro Group, which also recognizes mobile backhaul and backbone networks as key areas of market growth.
"Demand for routers accelerated in 2010 as the race for advanced mobile services in the United Statesand video traffic growth on the Internet drove network operators to increase network capacity," says Shin Umeda, vice president at Dell'Oro Group. "Coming off the economic downturn in 2009, network operators had to spend on strategic projects in order to remain competitive."

2010 Worldwide Service Provider Router Leaders
Vendor
2009 Rank
2010 Rank
Cisco Systems
1
1
Juniper Networks
2
2
Alcatel-Lucent
3
3
Huawei
4
4
Tellabs
6
5

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