Tops In Switches
Networking vendors eked out a small gain in switch sales through the channel in the fourth quarter, notching growth of less than 1 percent compared with the same period a year ago, according to data from The NPD Group.
Port Washington, N.Y.-based NPD tracks monthly sales data from the largest distributors and resellers in North America.
The total number of switches sold through the channel in the quarter was 514,095, up slightly from 510,822 in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to NPD. Among the top five vendors, only industry heavyweight and market-share leader Cisco registered any growth. The other vendors in NPD's data all saw sales declines through the channel during the quarter.
Here are the five vendors that sold the most switches through the channel in the fourth quarter, according to NPD.