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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 10, 2015 –A new report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center information technology (IT) industries, reveals that the Enterprise Edge market reached almost $3.5 billion in the first quarter of 2015; an increase of five percent versus the year-ago period.

“In the second half of 2015, the enterprise edge market will be stimulated by the availability of new enterprise-class 802.11ac Wave 2 access points, which in turn will drive demand for a new type of Multi-Gigabit Ethernet switch,” said Chris DePuy, Vice President of Enterprise Edge research at Dell’Oro Group.  “While initial Wave 2 wireless access points will be delivered with single or dual 1 Gbps Ethernet connections, we expect by the latter part of 2015, 2.5/5 Gbps Ethernet connections will be available,” DePuy explained.

As a result of the availability of this new Multi-Gigabit Ethernet capability entering the market, Dell’Oro Group has begun tracking this market in the Enterprise Edge report.  In this report, vendor-by-vendor port shipments and revenue, as well as forecasts, are available for Multi-Gigabit Ethernet switches.

The top ten vendors tracked in the Enterprise Edge Report include: Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Brocade, Cisco Systems, Dell, Extreme Networks, Hewlett-Packard, Huawei Technologies, Juniper Networks, Ruckus Wireless and Ubiquiti Networks.


Dell’Oro Group’s Enterprise Edge Quarterly Report addresses the trend towards convergence of Wired Ethernet and Wireless LAN.  The Report offers complete in-depth coverage of the following segments: WLAN Access Points; Enterprise Controllers (wireless and wired); Campus ‘Edge’ Ethernet Switches and Access Management Software.  Separate breakouts of Ethernet Switch and Wireless LAN are included, with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, active connections, and average selling prices.  To purchase this report, please contact Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x233 or email


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