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REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—December 5, 2018—According to a recently published report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, the worldwide Enterprise Access Router market recorded year-over-year growth of five percent in 3Q 2018, following five consecutive quarters of contraction. A key factor in the market resurgence was the availability of routers supporting SD-WAN functionality.

“Cisco’s acquisition of Viptela last year created a market overhang as many customers waited to see how Cisco would integrate Vitpela technologies into their ISR series,” said Shin Umeda, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “During the third quarter, Cisco released the initial phase of SD-WAN for ISR products, and we think that the overhang is starting to recede. We are still in the early days of SD-WAN adoption, but this quarter provided some insight into how the Access Routing market will evolve,” added Umeda.

Additional highlights from the 3Q 2018 Router & Carrier Ethernet Switch Quarterly Report:

  • Access Router unit shipments approached record levels in 3Q 2018.
  • Cisco, Huawei, and H3C were the top three vendors for worldwide revenue.

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The Dell’Oro Group Router & Carrier Ethernet Switch Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the Service Provider Core and Edge Router, Carrier Ethernet Switch, and Enterprise Router markets for current and historical time periods.  The report includes qualitative analysis and detailed statistics for vendor market shares, revenue, average selling prices, and unit and port shipments. To purchase these reports, please contact us by email at

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