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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 13, 2017 – According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, growth in the Ethernet Switch – Layer 2+3 market continued to accelerate in the first quarter of the year, expanding six percent year-on-year, and maintaining improvement from the second half 2016. In rank order, sales for Cisco, Huawei, Arista, and Juniper topped the market.

“The Ethernet Switch market experienced some bright spots in the quarter,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Director at Dell’Oro Group. “Despite ongoing macroeconomic headwinds – mainly in part of Europe as well as weak federal spending in U.S. – the market was driven by strong growth in data center switching, a strong quarter in China, and campus switching, which provided an additional bright spot with the ongoing ramp of multi-gigabit switches and the proliferation of the number of switch vendors starting to ship their NBase-T products,” continued Boujelbene.

The report shows that at least five vendors are now shipping 2.5/5.0 Gbps switches, including Brocade, Cisco, Dell, H3C, and HPE. We expect more vendors to follow suit through the rest of the year and predict approximately four million 2.5/5.0 Gbps switch ports will be shipped by the end of 2017.

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