A press release on Business Wire reported that IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Networks Tracker found that the growth for Ethernet switch and router markets was impressive during the second quarter of 2010. Revenue for Ethernet switching increased by 32.7-percent, while Ethernet routing markets grew by 11-percent. Ethernet switch vendor Cisco increased its market share from 62.8-percent in the second quarter of 2009 to 65.8-percent in the same quarter of 2010.
“‘The second quarter performance was very good, following on the heels of exceptional first quarter results for the Ethernet switch market,’ said Rohit Mehra, director, Enterprise Communications Infrastructure at IDC. ‘As seen in previous years, the second calendar quarter builds on the performance of the first, which is what the market delivered, showing strong year-over-year growth from the slowdown the market witnessed in 2009. The continued adoption of PoE (Power over Ethernet) and gigabit ethernet is also being helped by the underlying networking drivers – the growth of voice and video over IP applications, network-attached devices, virtualization, and cloud computing.'”