Infonetics: 40G Ethernet Switch Ports to Pass $1 Billion in 2014

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BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 6, 2014--Market research firm Infonetics Research released vendor market share and analysis from its 4 th quarter (4Q13) and year-end report.


“2013 was a bumpy year for the Ethernet switch market, but in the end, revenue set another record and passed the $20 billion mark. While 10G was once again the key growth driver, we’re finally seeing this segment mature after a decade, and 40G is now taking over as the new high-growth segment,” notes Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks and video at Infonetics Research.

Machowinski adds: “40G alone will easily pass $1 billion in revenue this year as it becomes the technology of choice in the data center.”


Worldwide Ethernet switch revenue continued to grow in 4Q13, up 3% from 3Q13, to $5.4 billion; more important, the market remained positive (+3%) on a year-over-year basis In general, buyers are shifting their purchases toward switches with advanced capabilities such as management features, power-over-Ethernet, and higher speeds, to deal with the increasing demands that applications are placing on network infrastructure 100G ports shipments once again doubled quarter-over-quarter, and Infonetics expects the 100G market to gain critical mass in 2015 North America and China were the top-performing geographies in Ethernet switch sales in 2013 Huawei’s Ethernet switch revenue soared 80% sequentially in 4Q13, propelling the vendor into the #4 spot behind Cisco, HP, and Juniper 802.11ac WEBINAR

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Infonetics’ quarterly Ethernet switch report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for Ethernet switches and PoE, including ports, fixed configuration switches, and chassis switches. Vendors tracked: Adtran, Alaxala, Alcatel-Lucent, Arista, Avaya, Brocade, Cisco, D-Link, Dell, Extreme, Hitachi Metal, HP, Huawei, IBM, Juniper, Netgear, Ruby Tech, TP-Link, ZTE, and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics:


Latest Infonetics Enterprise Networking research brief: 802.11ac ramping fast as wireless LAN market sets another quarterly high Cloud, higher-performance devices lift enterprise router market out of multiyear rut Mergers and buyouts stir enterprise telephony market; UC revenue climbs 31% in 2013 Enterprises turning to M2M services to get a leg up on competition Hybrid cloud is next big thing in the data center Big jump in mobile device use in the workplace escalates wireless LAN deployments RECENT AND UPCOMING RESEARCH

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Research Note: Enterprise Networking: 5 Key Trends for 2014 (Jan.) Research Note: Dell Ushers In the Year of the White Box Switch (Feb.) Ethernet Switches Market Share & Forecasts (Mar.) WLAN Equipment & WiFi Phone Market Share & Forecasts (Mar.) Data Center & Campus Ethernet Switch Vendor Leadership: N.A. Enterprise Survey (Apr.) 1G/10G/40G/100G Networking Ports Market Size & Forecasts (Apr.) WLAN Infrastructure Vendor Scorecard (Apr.) Enterprise Telepresence & Video Conferencing Equipment Market Share & Forecasts (Mar.) INFONETICS WEBINARS

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Using Big Data Analytics to Amplify Security Intelligence (Mar. 20: Attend ) Virtualizing Networks with SDN NVOs and Bare Metal Switches (Mar. 25: Attend ) The Great 802.11ac Migration: Upgrade Now, or Wait? (Mar. 27: Attend ) WLAN Control Goes to the Cloud (May 15: Attend ) Enterprise Shift to the Cloud - Agility to Meet Business Requirements (June 3: Sponsor ) Making the Enterprise WAN Cloud-Ready (2H14: Sponsor ) TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

N. America (West), Asia Pacific: Larry Howard,, +1 408-583-3335

N. America (East, Midwest), L. America: Scott Coyne,, +1 408-583-3395

EMEA, India, Singapore: George Stojsavljevic,, +44 755-488-1623

Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan:


Infonetics Research ( ) is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View Infonetics’ About Us slides at

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CONTACT: Infonetics Research

Matthias Machowinski, +1-408-583-3363

Directing Analyst, Enterprise Networks and Video




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