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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – September 6, 2017 – According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, the Ethernet Switch – Layer 2+3 market posted the highest growth in two years, as sales grew seven percent year-over-year (Y/Y), driven by a surprising rebound in the Campus Switching market. Both Multi-gigabit (also known as NBASE-T) and 100 Gigabit Ethernet shipments surpassed one million ports in the second quarter.

“2Q17 was a strong quarter for all regions and segments within the Ethernet Switch market,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Director at Dell’Oro Group. “Record sales in China, a surprising rebound in Campus switching, and ongoing strength in the Cloud segment helped drive performance of all the major vendors, albeit with some interesting share shifts in certain regions, namely North America and Europe,” stated Boujelbene.

The 2Q17 Ethernet Switch – Layer 2+3 Quarterly Report discusses why the rebound in Campus switching during the quarter was so surprising and why it may or may not be sustainable. Additional milestones from the report include:

  • All the major Ethernet Campus switch vendors are now shipping Multi-gigabit switches, including Cisco, Dell, HPE, D-Link, Huawei, and H3C.
  • Sales for Arista and Juniper reached an all-time high in the quarter.
  • Huawei’s market share almost reached 10 percent in the quarter.
  • 100 Gigabit Ethernet grew ten-fold Y/Y, surpassing one million ports, driven by demand from Cloud as well as high-end Enterprises and telco Service Providers.

About the Report

The Dell’Oro Group Ethernet Switch – Layer 2+3 Quarterly Report offers a complete overview of the Ethernet Switch industry with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, and port/unit shipments (100 Mbps, 1000 Mbps, 2.5, 5.0, 10, 25, 40, 50, 100, 200, and 400 Gbps) for Layers 2+3 (both managed and unmanaged).  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