Core Router Market Fuelled By 100 Gb Ethernet Adoption

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According to Dell’Oro Group, the worldwide Service Provider Core Router market grew 7% year-over-year (YoY) in Q1 2019. The market growth was fuelled by telecommunications and cloud operators upgrading networks with 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) technologies.

According to the report, entitled ‘Q1 2019 Router & Carrier Ethernet Switch Quarterly Report’, 100 GE router port shipments hit a record level in Q1 2019.

“Network operators are benefitting from lower prices of 100 GE products to add capacity to their backbone and metro networks—the volume of 100 GE port shipments almost doubled YoY,” said Shin Umeda, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group.

The Service Provider Edge Router market increased 2% YoY, showing some early, yet modest effects 5G backhaul upgrade projects.