Top vendors in switch and router market in 2021: IDC

The Ethernet switch market revenue grew 11.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2021 to $8.5 billion and rose 9.7 percent to $30.7 billion in 2021, IDC said.
IDC report on Ethernet Switch and Router market in 2021
The total enterprise and service provider (SP) router market revenue increased 7 percent to $4.6 billion in Q4 2021.

The router market revenue rose 6.5 percent to $15.9 billion in 2021.

Ethernet switch port shipments increased 13 percent in 4Q21 and rose 16.2 percent on an annualized basis in 2021.

Non-datacenter Ethernet switch revenues grew 12.1 percent in 4Q21 with port shipments increasing 14.6 percent. Revenues rose 10.5 percent in non-datacenter switching and port shipments rose 18.5 percent in 2021.

The non-datacenter Ethernet switch portion of the market made up 88.3 percent of port shipments and 57.3 percent of total market revenues in 4Q21 with the balance of revenues and port shipments in the datacenter portion of the market.

In the datacenter segment, Ethernet switch market revenues rose 11.5 percent in the quarter and increased 8.5 percent for the full year, while port shipments grew 1.7 percent for the quarter and 2.0 percent on the year.

Router Market

The enterprise and service provider router market revenue grew 7 percent in 4Q21. The service provider segment, which includes both communications SPs and cloud SPs, accounted for 77.4 percent of revenues, increased 10.1 percent.

The enterprise router market declined 2.6 percent in 4Q21. Service provider router revenues increased 7.9 percent in 2021. Enterprise router revenues grew 2 percent in 2021.

Cisco’s Ethernet switch revenue rose 7.5 percent in 4Q21, and increased 3.4 percent in 2021. Cisco’s Ethernet switch market share was 45.3 percent in 2021.

Cisco’s combined service provider and enterprise router revenue grew 17.9 percent in the quarter and rose 12.0 percent in 2021. Cisco’s combined SP and enterprise router market share stood at 34.6 percent in 2021.

Huawei’s Ethernet switch revenue rose 14.4 percent in 4Q21 and grew 8.3 percent in 2021. Huawei’s Ethernet switch market share reached 10.2 percent in 2021.

Huawei’s combined SP and enterprise router revenue rose 0.5 percent in Q4 and declined 1.2 percent in 2021. Huawei’s combined SP and enterprise router market share was 30.5 percent.

Arista Networks’ Ethernet switch revenue increased 28.2 percent in 4Q21 and 27.7 percent in 2021. Arista Networks’ Ethernet switch share was 7.6 percent in 2021.

H3C’s  switch revenue increased 21.1 percent in 4Q21 and rose 17.9 percent in 2021. H3C’s Ethernet switch market share of 6.1 percent to end 2021. H3C’s combined service provider and enterprise routing revenue rose 22.8 percent in the quarter and 33.7 percent in 2021. H3C’s combined service provider and enterprise routing share was 2.2 percent in 2021.

HPE’s Ethernet switch revenue declined 0.6 percent in the quarter, and grew 16.7 percent in 2021. HPE’s Ethernet switch market share was 6.1 percent in 2021.

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