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North America and Europe Declined, China Surged

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – December 10, 2019 – According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, the  worldwide campus switch market grew  a modest 1 percent year-over-year in 3Q 2019, showing significant deceleration from the prior four quarters. Performance varied widely across different regions. Most notably, North America and Europe declined, while revenue in China surged after remarkable softness in the prior two quarters.

“Due to macroeconomic uncertainties, and the lack of business confidence in North America and Europe, sales cycles are being elongated,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Director at Dell’Oro Group.  “Business decisions are being pushed out and, in many cases, require more layers of approvals. In the meantime, despite macroeconomic headwinds in China, revenue in the region recovered. We believe, however, that some of this recovery is reflective of inventory build-up rather than real demand,” added Boujelbene.

Following are additional highlights from the 3Q 2019 Ethernet Switch – Campus Quarterly Report:

  • Cisco experienced demand softness during the quarter, due to a slowdown in its Catalyst 9K ramp.
  • Arista started to report campus switch revenue in 3Q 2019.
  • NBase-T port shipments more than doubled year-over-year.

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