Cisco's Networking Share Continues To Slip As Huawei, Arista Climb In $10B Worldwide Switch Router Market

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Switch, Router Market In Q2 2017

Cisco's networking dominance continues to slip as competition heated up during second-quarter 2017, according to data from IT research firm IDC. Worldwide revenue for Ethernet switches and routers combined for a total of $10.35 billion during the quarter.

"Application explosion associated with digital transformation and continued proliferation of cloud buildouts underpinned a strong market performance in 2Q 17," said Rohit Mehra, vice president of Network Infrastructure at IDC, in a statement. "These transformational trends drive port shipments up; however, the promise of emerging higher port speeds continually shifts the dynamics of Ethernet switching investments. Solid growth should continue throughout 2017, even as Ethernet switching and routing purchase behavior trends may take some turns."

CRN breaks down everything you need to know about the switch and router market for second-quarter 2017.

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