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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – February 26, 2018 – According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, Ethernet Switch market revenue reached an all-time high record in 2017 with the highest year-over-year growth in six years, driven by both campus and data center switching. Arista, Huawei and H3C all experienced an exceptional year.

“2017 was a year of milestones in both the Data Center and Campus markets,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Director at Dell’Oro Group. “In data center switching, sales of 100 Gbps surpassed sales of 40 Gbps. In Campus switching, sales of multi-gig ports more than doubled year-over-year. Additionally, Cisco introduced the long awaited Catalyst 9K family to refresh a decade-old installed-base of campus switches. Although campus switching ended the year on a somewhat disappointing note, we expect a recovery in 2018. This recovery is expected to be driven by upgrading/replacing an aging infrastructure, demand for WLAN AP aggregation, and new use cases for wired connectivity,” continued Boujelbene.

The 4Q17 Ethernet Switch – Layer 2+3 Quarterly Report discusses other key-takeaways about the market, including:

  • Ongoing strength in Cloud-managed switches
  • Strong initial ramp for Cisco Cat 9K and Intent-based networking
  • Strong penetration of Huawei and Arista in Europe

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