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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – September 6, 2016 – A recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, shows Huawei Technologies snatched the second place vendor ranking in the Service Provider (SP) Core Router market in 2Q16. Overall, the worldwide SP Core Router market continued its growth spree with a sixth consecutive quarter of increasing revenue.

“Demand for Huawei core routers grew over 70 percent year-over-year in the quarter. Customers in China and parts of Europe, particularly Russia, contributed to the massive increase. We think the pop up in Europe is short-term. However, higher sales levels in China are longer-term. For example, China Telecom is performing a significant data center interconnect project that is driving much of the core router revenue growth for Huawei,” said Alam Tamboli, Senior Analyst at Dell’Oro Group. “Though Juniper was displaced from the second-placed ranking, it also had a strong quarter with core router revenue growing almost 10 percent year-over-year, with their PTX series driving this growth. The recent availability of full layer 3 line cards at 3 Tbps per slot for the PTX have helped the product to achieve functional parity with the T Series core router and solidifies the PTX as the T4000’s successor,” Tamboli added.


The Dell’Oro Group Router & Carrier Ethernet Switch Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the Service Provider Core, Edge, Access (predominantly Carrier Ethernet Switch), and Enterprise Router markets for current and historical time periods.  The report includes qualitative analysis and detailed statistics for vendor market shares, revenue, average selling prices, and unit and port shipments.  To purchase this report, please call Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email


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