Redwood City, Calif. - February 22, 2010 -

A recent market research report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, indicates that the Ethernet Switch market grew almost 20 percent sequentially during the fourth quarter of 2009, with Cisco, HP and Juniper adding almost $600 million in incremental revenues.

“Year-end budget spending and supply constraints from the previous quarter helped propel market growth in the fourth quarter,” said Alan Weckel, Director of Ethernet Switch research at Dell’Oro Group. “We expect the market to continue to expand in 2010, especially as 10 Gigabit Ethernet continues to grow not only as a server connectivity technology, but also as an aggregation technology within the data center,” Weckel added.

The report also shows that 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) was the only market segment to show sequential port and revenue growth in 2009, due in large part to shipments of purpose-built fixed 10 GE boxes for the data center. The majority of market revenue growth in 2010 is also forecast to come from these 10 GE products.

About the Report

The Dell’Oro Group Ethernet Switch Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, and port shipments (by speed Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet) for Layers 2-3 (both managed and unmanaged) and Layers 4-7. To purchase this report, please contact Emily Kendall, call +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email Emily@DellOro.com.

About Dell’Oro Group

As the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell’Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enables component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions. For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit http://www.delloro.com.