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Shakeup in Carrier Router & Switching Market

The market for carrier routers and switches had over 20 percent growth last year, according to a new report from Infonetics Research. The research firm estimated the market for carrier Ethernet switch and IP routers was worth $12.8 billion in 2010 an increase of 20.5 percent over 2009.

While Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) continues to hold down the top spot, Infonetics said Alcatel-Lucent has bumped ahead of rival Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) to take second place.

Lindsay Newell, Alcatel-Lucent's vice-president of marketing, said the jump in rankings comes after "many years of increasing traction in the market place."

In the service provider market Newell said the biggest growth engine for Alcatel-Lucent has been the company's 7750 Service Router and 7705 Service Aggregation Router. The 7750 Service Router is powered by a 100-gigabit-per-second silicon chipset called the FP2. The 7750 is now also set to support a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100 GbE) module as demand for the next generation of networking speeds begins to ramp up.

Enterprise Network Planet covers Infonetics report including further comments by Alcatel-Lucent as well as Juniper Networks.

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Carrier Router and Switching Market Worth $12.8 billion