As the use of bandwidth-hungry applications and services increase, the Ethernet Switch market continues to remain very robust. As new networks require higher security and additional features, equipment manufacturers have the opportunity to deliver faster, more intelligent switches.

Our research and analysis on the overall Ethernet Switch market provide a bird-eye view on the macro trends. The Ethernet Switch Layer 2+3 is a total market report on segments such as Modular, Fixed, Copper vs. Fiber, Power over Ethernet, Smart Web Managed and software-based Ethernet switch functionality which his not included in the physical switch.  To take advantage of the opportunities in this market, component and equipment manufacturers, service providers, and financial institutions need to answer critical business questions including:

  • Which is more important in driving the market: the need for faster connections or demand for additional services?
  • Are current market leaders gaining or losing momentum?
  • How are Chinese vendors and the Chinese market playing into the overall theme?
  • How is each vertical switching segment performing (Data Center switching vs. Campus switching)
  • What are the growth drivers in Campus switching and Data Center switching?
  • What is the impact of Wireless LAN on Campus switching?
  • How is the migration towards high speed impacting vendor positioning?
  • How does the mix of Copper BASE-T vs. Direct Attach, vs. Fiber differ by speeds? And why?

To answer these and other important questions, Dell’Oro Group delivers both quarterly reports and 5-year forecast reports on the Ethernet Switch – L2+3 overall market.

What’s the difference among Dell’Oro Group’s Ethernet Switch reports?

  • Ethernet Switch — Campus reports provide a more detailed and comprehensive analysis focused on network connectivity of users and things (PCs, IP phones, security cameras, printers, wireless LAN access points, etc.) and exclude switches deployed in the data center.
  • Ethernet Switch – Data Center reports provide a more detailed and comprehensive analysis focused on the Data Center network and how the architecture of the network core is changing (connecting servers, storage systems, and aggregation switches, etc.)
  • Ethernet Switch — Layer 2+3 reports provide an overview of the entire Ethernet Switch market, including a view on Copper vs. Fiber Connections, Power over Ethernet, and Smart Web Managed switches, and separately reports software-based Ethernet switch functionality which is not included in the physical switch.

Ethernet Switch — Layer 2+3 Overall Market Quarterly Reports

Our quarterly Ethernet Switch — Layer 2+3 overall market reports offer a detailed view of the total Ethernet Switch market, as distinct from the Ethernet Switch Data Center market report and the Ethernet Switch Campus market reports. The Ethernet Switch — L2+3 overall market quarterly report also addresses software-based Ethernet switch functionality that is not included in the physical switch.

Types of products within the Software segment are:

  • Custom end user based software that is designed and built by the end user for its own purposes and not for resale (for example, a controller built by Google for Google).
  • Vendor-based software that is built by a vendor for resale to multiple companies (for example, a Cumulus Operating system or Cisco’s APIC controller).

Inside the Ethernet Switch — Layer 2+3 overall market quarterly reports contain in-depth market-level and vendor-level information on manufacturers’ revenue, ports shipped and average selling prices for the physical switches as listed below. The research focuses on Ethernet Switch for:

  • Modular Layer 2+3 Ethernet Switches
  • Fixed Layer 2+3 Ethernet Switches
  • Copper vs. Fiber
  • Power over Ethernet
  • Smart Web Managed

We report on:

  • Copper vs Fiber by Port Speed
    • 1 Gbps
    • 10 Gbps
    • 25 Gbps
    • 40 Gbps
    • 50 Gbps
    • 100 Gbps
    • 200 Gbps
    • 400 Gbps
  • Modular and Fixed by Port Speed
    • 100 Mbps
    • 1000 Mbps
    • 2.5 Gbps
    • 5.0 Gbps
    • 10 Gbps
    • 25 Gbps
    • 40 Gbps
    • 50 Gbps
    • 100 Gbps
    • 200 Gbps
    • 400 Gbps
  • Fixed Managed and Unmanaged by Port Speed
    • 100 Mbps
    • 1000 Mbps
    • 2.5 Gbps
    • 5.0 Gbps
    • 10 Gbps
    • 25 Gbps
    • 40 Gbps
    • 50 Gbps
    • 100 Gbps
    • 200 Gbps
    • 400 Gbps
  • 100 Mbps and 1000 Mbps Power over Ethernet total ports (fixed and modular by speed)
  • 100 Mbps, 1000 Mbps, and total Smart/Web Managed port shipments
  • The Ethernet Switch market by region – North America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), Asia Pacific excluding China, China only, and CALA (Caribbean and Latin America)

Ethernet Switch — Layer 2+3 Overall Market 5-Year Forecasts

Dell’Oro Group publishes Ethernet Switch – Layer 2+3 overall market 5-year forecast reports offering a complete overview of the market with historical data from 1991 to the present. The forecasts provide a comprehensive overview of market trends and include tables covering revenue, port shipments, and average selling price forecasts for various technologies:

  • Layer 2+3 Ethernet Switches*
  • Software (e.g., third-party operating systems)
  • Legacy Technologies (history only)

* Fixed and modular products reported separately

  • We forecast the following port speeds:
    • 10 Mbps
    • 100 Mbps
    • 1000 Mbps
    • 2.5 Gbps
    • 5.0 Gbps
    • 10 Gbps
    • 25 Gbps
    • 40 Gbps
    • 100 Gbps
    • 200 Gbps
    • 400 Gbps
  • The Ethernet Switch market by region – North America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), Asia Pacific excluding China, China only, and CALA (Caribbean and Latin America)

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