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Cisco Continues to Dominate the Switch, Router Markets

March 01, 2019 / Matt Hamblen

According to Synergy Research Group, the global market for switches and routers hit an all-time high of $12 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018. And for the full year, vendors generated $44 billion in revenues, up 4 percent from 2017.“This large market keeps expanding slowly year after year,” said John Dinsdale, an analyst at SRG, in a statement. “We are not expecting this trend to change any time soon.”SRG’s numbers showed that Cisco still dominates the market with 51 percent share of switches and routers in the fourth quarter of 2018. That was powerfully ahead of Huawei, Nokia, Juniper, Arista Networks, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Others tracked by SRG include Ericsson, Extreme, H3C, and ZTE.Huawei’s market share keeps “nudging upwards” while Arista “has posed a big threat in large, high speed switches,” Dinsdale said.The report found that Huawei took 14 percent of the switch and router market in the fourth quarter. Arista is only active in the switch market and predomina...