Global Enterprise Switch Market Declines as WLAN Grows
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The global networking market is in a period of transition, with vendors big and small being impacted.
Infonetics Research this week released its second quarter 2011 Ethernet Switches and Enterprise Routers market share reports, painting a mixed picture of both market growth and decline.
On a quarterly basis, Infonetics reported that Ethernet switch sales hit $4.4 billion in the second quarter of 2011. That figure represents a 3 percent decline on a year-over-year basis, though it is a 6 percent gain over the first quarter of 2011.
While switch revenues paint a mixed picture, demand for Ethernet ports continues to grow.
According to Infonetics, second quarter 2011 port shipments grew by 11 percent on a year-over-year basis and 6 percent on a quarterly basis.