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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 13, 2017 – A recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, shows the Service Provider (SP) Router & Carrier Ethernet Switch (CES) market reached an all-time high of over $13 B in 2016. SP Core Router revenues for the full year broke the revenue record set in 2008.

“Despite lackluster spending trends by telecom operators, demand from Cloud providers has continued to drive the market for SP Router & CES solutions,” said Alam Tamboli, Senior Analyst at Dell’Oro Group. “This new wave of customers will be of ever-increasing importance for the market’s growth into 2017 and beyond. Furthermore, consistent demand worldwide for 100 GE ports in core networks has propelled the Core Router market to surpass revenue records set in 2008. In China, specifically, 100 GE demand surged in 2016 as operators in the country built out backbone and Data Center interconnect networks. Two vendors benefitted from the Core Router market volley – Huawei Technologies and Juniper Networks. Huawei was the biggest winner in China. Outside of China, Juniper did very well with Cloud providers, allowing it to gain market share against Huawei and maintain a second-place ranking,” Tamboli continued.


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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