REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 4, 2015 –According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center information technology (IT) industries, the Layer 2-3 Ethernet Switch market declined nearly $1 billion in the first quarter 2015 to slightly more than $5.5 billion.

“Seasonality, especially since China has become a larger part of the market caused Ethernet Switch revenues to be down significantly in 1Q15.  Despite the strong sequential market decline, Cisco gained revenue share year-over-year,” said Alan Weckel, Vice President of Ethernet Switch market research at Dell’Oro Group.  “Campus switching has begun an upgrade cycle to support next generation wireless LAN access points using new Multi-Gigabit technology as a catalyst.  Campus switching will also get a boost from E-Rate during the summer.  As we transition to the end of 2015, the data center will begin an upgrade cycle to 25 GE for server access with 100 GE starting to ramp to significant volumes.  The market will also be absorbing both HP’s announcement to divest H3C and Avago’s announcement to acquire Broadcom.  It has been almost a decade since we have seen so much vendor repositioning in the market,” stated Weckel.

The report also indicates that Cisco Systems, Huawei Technologies, and Hewlett-Packard (H3C) were the top three vendors in revenue rank in China during the first quarter 2015.

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