|A recent Dell’Oro Group report stated that the Ethernet Switch – Layer 2+3 market posted the highest growth in two years, as sales grew 7% year-over-year (YoY), driven by a surprising rebound in the Campus Switching market.
Both Multi-gigabit (NBASE-T) and 100 Gigabit Ethernet shipments surpassed one million ports in Q2 2017. Notably, 100 Gigabit Ethernet grew ten-fold YoY, driven by demand from Cloud as well as high-end Enterprises and telco Service Providers.
“This was a strong quarter for all regions and segments within the Ethernet Switch market,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Director at Dell’Oro Group. “A surprising rebound in Campus switching and ongoing strength in the Cloud segment helped drive performance of all the major vendors, albeit with some interesting share shifts in certain regions, namely North America and Europe.”
The report, entitled ‘2Q17 Ethernet Switch – Layer 2+3 Quarterly Report’ addressed why the rebound in Campus switching during the quarter was so surprising and why it may or may not be sustainable.