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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – February 5, 2014 –According to a newly published report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, investment in routers for mobile backhaul networks will be the primary driver for the Service Provider Edge Router market through 2018.  The demand for these routers is expected to propel the worldwide Service Provider Router market to almost $9 billion by 2018.

“As LTE networks are being deployed in China and across Europe, router demand in mobile backhaul networks is taking off, with service providers expanding capacity to handle data traffic generated by LTE users,” said Alam Tamboli, Business Analyst at Dell’Oro Group.  “In North America, we witnessed a rapid deployment cycle, whereas in the case of Europe, we expect the cycle to be longer due to differences in the competitive landscape and a larger population size,” added Tamboli.

North America drove worldwide demand for routers in mobile backhaul networks from 2009 through 2013.  LTE coverage in this region is now largely complete and several of the service providers have begun to taper their investment levels there.

The Service Provider Edge Router market is a subset of the Service Provider Router market.  The Service Provider Router market also includes the Service Provider Core segment.  Both segments are covered in the Dell’Oro Group Routers 5-Year Forecast Report.  In addition, the Enterprise High End and Access Router markets are also analyzed in depth.


The Dell’Oro Group Routers 5-Year Forecast Report provides a complete overview of the Routers industry with tables covering Service Provider and Enterprise Router markets for historical and future time periods.  The report includes qualitative analysis and detailed statistics on revenue, average selling prices and unit and port shipments. To purchase this report, please call Julie Learmond-Criqui at +1.650.622.9400 x244 or email


As the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell’Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enables component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions.  For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit