North America drives Ethernet switch market rebound in in 2Q09

AUGUST 13, 2009 -- According to Dell'Oro Group, 10-Gigabit Ethernet contributed to the majority of revenue growth in the quarter.

AUGUST 13, 2009 -- A recent market research report from Dell'Oro Group (search Lightwave for Dell'Oro Group) indicates that growth in the Ethernet switch market during the second quarter of 2009 was driven by North America, where port shipments grew by roughly 20% sequentially.

"Most vendors experienced robust growth in North America during the quarter," says Alan Weckel, director of Ethernet switch market research at Dell'Oro Group. "Despite significant growth over the past few years from emerging markets, such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China, the Ethernet switch market is still dominated by North America that accounts for almost 40% of port shipments and over half of the total market revenue."

The report also shows that 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) experienced the most robust growth during the quarter, with blade switches designed for the blade server market helping drive this segment. Vendors such as Cisco, Blade, Dell, and HP all have Ethernet switch offerings in this segment.

The Dell'Oro Group Ethernet Switch Quarterly Report offers in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, and port shipments for Layers 2-3 (both managed and unmanaged) and Layers 4-7.

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