In an article presented on Market Wire, Infonetics Research reports on the service provider routers and switches market. Not only has the market grown 20.5 percent, North America leads the market in revenue for 2010 over 2009. Cisco now owns 42.5 percent of the market, having increased its worldwide IP router and carrier Ethernet switch revenue 21.6 percent in 2010.
“'Alcatel-Lucent has been steadily taking IP router market share for the past 3 years, to the point that, even though they only play in the edge router segment, they are now #2 worldwide in the total IP edge and core router market. ALU had its best-ever quarter in IP edge routers, with revenue up 56% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2010, pushing them above Juniper, which also posted solid growth,’ notes Michael Howard, co-founder and principal analyst for carrier and data center networks at Infonetics Research."