Global router, switch, revenues flat overall – report

Created June 20, 2022
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According to a recently published report by market watcher Dell’Oro Group, the worldwide Service Provider (SP) Router and Switch market trended flat in 1Q 2022. The North American market, followed by the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region, led the market with double-digit revenue growth, however EMEA demand remained flat and in Asia-Pac it declined, offsetting the growth in the Americas.

“Strong demand for SP Routers in North America and the CALA region was driven by the ramping adoption of 400 Gbps technologies by Cloud SPs and capacity expansions by Telecom SPs,” said Ivaylo Peev, senior analyst at Dell’Oro Group. “As SPs continued increasing investments by working on a large number of use cases across a broad area of network segments.

“Following on the previous year’s developments, major projects in North America were concentrated in network expansions for Internet and cloud backbones, mobile transport, and broadband aggregation. We found that in the CALA region, the strong 1Q 2022 growth reflected investments by Telco SPs in Brazil and Mexico, where the expansion of mobile backhaul infrastructure is increasing,” added Peev.

While China’s SP Router market grew slightly, key US and Europe-based vendors exited the Russia and Belarus markets, suspending all sales and services in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. These measures, says Dell’Oro, caused a negative short-term impact on revenue and weakened vendor performance in the EMEA region. It also noted that growth in the SP Core Router segment was offset by soft SP Edge Router segment performance and a decline in the SP Aggregation Switch segment. Cisco remained the top-ranked vendor by market share, followed by Huawei, Nokia, and Juniper Networks.

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.