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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – September 7, 2017 – According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, 100 GE port shipments grew ten-fold year-over-year, exceeding one million ports during 2Q17. Sales of Data Center switches and Jericho-based switches hit an all-time high.

“Demand for high-speed networks soared during the quarter, driving 100 GE sales to a new record,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Director at Dell’Oro Group. “While mega-scale Cloud Service Providers drove most of the 100 GE demand, we saw increasing appetite for 100 GE from lower tier Cloud Service Providers, telco Service Providers, as well as large Enterprises. Had the supply of 100 GE optics been available, we believe 100 GE shipments would have been even higher,” continued Boujelbene.

Additional highlights from the 2Q17 Ethernet Switch – Data Center Report:


  • Sales of 40 GE rebounded during the quarter, driven mainly by brownfield deployments.
  • 25 GE shipments accelerated during the quarter, growing more than 50 percent quarter-over-quarter.
  • In rank order, Cisco, Arista, and Huawei are the largest vendors in the Ethernet Switch – Data Center market.
  • Besides Cisco, Arista is the only other vendor with more than 10 percent market share.

About the Report

The Dell’Oro Group Ethernet Switch – Data Center Quarterly Report offers a detailed view of the market, including Ethernet switches for: server access, server aggregation, data center core, and campus core. Software is also addressed separately. The report contains in-depth market and vendor-level information on manufacturers’ revenue, ports shipped and average selling prices for both Modular and Fixed, and Fixed Managed and Unmanaged Ethernet Switches (1000 Mbps, 10, 25, 40, 50, 100, 200, and 400 Gbps), plus regional breakouts and Fibre Channel over Ethernet. To purchase this report, please contact Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email

About Dell’Oro Group

Dell’Oro Group is a market research firm that specializes in strategic competitive analysis in the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT markets.  Our firm provides in-depth quantitative data and qualitative analysis to facilitate critical, fact-based business decisions.  For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit