Cisco's Networking Share Slips As Huawei, Arista Gain Steam In $9B Worldwide Switch Router Market

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Switch, Router Market In Q1 2017

Cisco's networking dominance slipped as competitors Arista Networks and Huawei gaimed share, according to first-quarter 2017 market data from IT research firm IDC. Worldwide revenue for Ethernet switches and routers hit $9 billion during the first quarter, according to IDC.

"The Ethernet switch market, across the enterprise and data center segments, is characterized by two competing forces: faster speeds and increased standardization," said Rohit Mehra, vice president, network infrastructure at IDC, in a statement. "Both forces drive port shipments up, but price erosion from standardization and product maturity means that improved price-performance becomes more important across regions."

Here is everything you need to know about the switch and router market for first-quarter 2017.

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