Sunday, August 14, 2011

Cisco adds carrier routing, switch share in Q2


I know some of my Anon detractors will be thrilled with this news: I'm going on vacation for two weeks! So this will likely be the last post in "The Cisco Connection" until August 29. Enjoy the rest of the summer!
I leave you with this -- the first in what is sure to be a slew of Q2 market numbers from the major market number crunchers. This one reviews the carrier routing and switch market, which is experiencing healthy growth despite product ramping and transition issues faced by Cisco and Juniper, respectively.
The worldwide carrier routing and switching market grew 14.3% in the second quarter, with core routing up 12.4% and edge routing and switching up almost 15% from last year, according to ACG Research. The drivers were video - content networking, secure content publishing and distributed caching - BRAS replacement, mobile Internet and cloud.
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