REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 1, 2017 – A recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, shows the Service Provider (SP) Router & Carrier Ethernet Switch (CES) market underwent a vendor shift in 1Q17 as Huawei took the top spot from Cisco in Core Router market.

“The SP Core Router market grew at a low-single digit rate year-over-year in 1Q17, as demand in China soared,” said Alam Tamboli, Senior Analyst at Dell’Oro Group. “China Mobile, who is not only the largest LTE mobile operator (by subscribers) in the world but also recently the second largest broadband access operator, has continued to build out their IP Core backbone. Huawei is the primary supplier to China Mobile, as well as the other two largest Chinese telecom operators, and has consequently seen a significant increase in revenue demand this quarter. Looking elsewhere, Cisco had its worst quarterly revenue performance in well over a decade, as the timing of some significant orders missed the 1Q17 revenue cutoff,” Tamboli continued.

The report also finds that vendor rankings in the SP Edge Router & CES market also shifted this quarter with Huawei taking over second spot from Nokia. Similar to the Core Router market, Huawei benefitted greatly due to demand in China while Nokia had an abnormally weak quarter.

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