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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – February 24, 2016 – According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, the Layer 2&3 Ethernet Switch market surpassed $24 B in 2015, with much of the market experiencing new records despite some economic headwinds. Sales for Arista, Brocade, Cisco, Huawei and Juniper topped the market with the fastest growing five-times faster than the market.

“2015 was a record year for the Ethernet Switch market, a year which saw record revenue levels for multiple quarters for campus, and data center switching. Of notable mention, Huawei exceeded $1 B in revenue for the first time,” said Alan Weckel, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group.  “Entering 2016, we expect to see Cloud spending being robust as data center switching begins an upgrade cycle to 25/50 Gbps.  However we believe growth amongst Cloud customers will not be enough for the overall switch market to grow as robustly as it has since 2011,” added Weckel.

The report also indicates market share for vendors ranked three through five is very tight for 2015:

Ethernet Switch Revenue Share for 2015
Equipment Manufacturer Revenue Share
Cisco 60 %
Hewlett Packard Enterprise 10 %
Huawei 4 %
Juniper 3 %
Arista 3 %


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 (by speed Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 40 Gigabit Ethernet, 100 Gigabit Ethernet) 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