IDC shares Ethernet switch market share report for Q4 2013

The Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) rose 4.8 percent year-over-year to $5.96 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, said IDC.

The router market grew 2.2 percent.

In 2013, the Ethernet switch market increased 3.0 percent, while the router market grew 1.5 percent year over year.

In Q4 2013, Ethernet switch market rose 9.3 percent in North America, 5.1 percent in Asia/Pacific and 3.9 percent in Latin America. Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region declined 1.3 percent in Q4 2013, IDC said.

Rohit Mehra, vice president, Network Infrastructure at IDC, said: “The Ethernet switch market is increasingly diverging into two market segments with different market dynamics – the enterprise campus segment, which includes the network edge that integrates mobility, and the higher growth datacenter segment.”

10Gb Ethernet switch (Layer 2/3) revenue increased 9.3 percent, while 10Gb Ethernet switch port shipments grew 35.5 percent to 5.4 million ports in Q4 2013. 10GbE continues to be the primary driver of the overall Ethernet switch market, with the early stage 40GbE just starting to reach critical mass as a stand-alone segment.

Top Five Ethernet Switch vendors

The worldwide enterprise and service provider Router market rose 2.2 percent in Q4 2013. It rose 7.9 percent in Asia/Pacific, declined 17.6 percent in Latin America, North America increased 3.8 percent and EMEA grew 0.3 percent in Q4 2013.

Cisco’s Ethernet switch (Layer 2/3) market share in Q4 2013 held steady from last year at 61.3 percent.

Cisco’s market share in the fast-growing 10GbE market segment was 64.0 percent in Q4 2013.

In 2013, Cisco’s Ethernet switch revenue increased 2.1 percent.

HP’s Ethernet Switch revenue increased 3.8 percent quarter over quarter and 3.6 percent year over year in Q4 2013.

HP’s market share now stands at 9.3 percent in Q4 2013.

HP’s full year 2013 growth reached 4.4 percent year over year.

Juniper router revenue was up 15.1 percent year over year and 3.7 percent quarter over quarter in Q4 2013. Juniper’s Ethernet switch revenues increased by 39.7 percent year over year and 33.7 percent sequentially this quarter.

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