Weakness in Europe, softness in public sector braking enterprise switch growth

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Boston, MASSACHUSETTS, December 13, 2012—Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts its 3rd quarter (3Q12) Ethernet Switches market share and forecast report.

ANALYST NOTE
"As we noted earlier, the double-digit growth rates in enterprise switches during the first half of the year were unlikely to continue, and that is now coming true," notes Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks and video at Infonetics Research. "Overall weakness in Europe and softness in the public sector vertical in EMEA and North America are acting as a brake on growth."

3Q12 ETHERNET SWITCH MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
Ethernet switch revenue was $4.9 billion worldwide in 3Q12, down 3% both sequentially and year-over-year
Ethernet switch port growth exceeded revenue growth in 3Q12, indicating a return to increased discounting and sales of lower-value products
40G Ethernet port shipments jumped 37% in 3Q12
Market leader Cisco's share of global Ethernet switch revenue held steady in 3Q12 at about 64%
Number-3 player Juniper had a solid quarter, posting its 2nd-highest level of Ethernet switch sales

ETHERNET SWITCH REPORT SYNOPSIS
Infonetics' quarterly Ethernet switches report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts, analysis, and trends for Ethernet switches and PoE, including ports, fixed configuration switches, and chassis switches. Companies tracked include ADTRAN, Alaxala, Alcatel-Lucent, Arista, Avaya, Brocade, Cisco, D-Link, Dell, Enterasys, Extreme, Hitachi Cable, HP, Huawei, IBM, Juniper, Linksys, LG Ericsson, NETGEAR, and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

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