Ethernet Switch Market Robust

Dell’Oro Group issued a report recently that the 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch market grew substantially in the second quarter of 2006 to $302-million with the modular segment driving most of the strong results. Cisco is the market leader with Force10, Foundry, Nortel, Extreme and HP rounding out the top-six. “Not only did 10 Gigabit Ethernet port shipments increase dramatically during the quarter, but average selling prices rose resulting in extra strong revenue growth for this segment,” said Seamus Crehan, senior director of Ethernet switch research with Dell’Oro. “Although prices did increase during the quarter, we expect the general trend of steep declines to resume as vendors introduce higher port density line cards and fixed configuration products.” (Source:

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