Cisco's lead in the Ethernet switch market slipped slightly, declining to 62.7 percent in the first quarter of 2013 from 64.1 percent in the same quarter last year, according to the latest stats from IDC.
Cisco and Juniper Networks are fighting for first place in the 100 Gigabit Ethernet router market, with Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei Technologies and Brocade rounding out the top five vendors in terms of third quarter revenue, according to the latest report from research firm Dell'Oro Group.
Network equipment maker Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) reported an 87 percent drop in profits for the first quarter of 2012, a decline the U.S. company attributed to a lackluster router and hardware
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) blamed tight service provider budgets for causing fourth quarter earnings to drop by nearly 50 percent and said the first quarter would likely be worse. The company