Ethernet switch sales surpass $6B in Q3 2015, says analyst firm

Driven by strong results from the largest Ethernet vendors -- Arista, Brocade, Cisco and Juniper -- Layer 2 and Layer 3 Ethernet switch sales surpassed $6 billion in the third quarter of 2015, said Dell'Oro Group in a new report. The research firm said that sales for these vendors reached an "all-time high."

Another key contributor to the results was a strong showing in the North American market where Ethernet switch revenue exceeded $3 billion for the first time with Arista, Cisco, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Juniper accounting for 84 percent of the revenue in that region during the period.

"3Q15 was a record quarter for many vendors as well as for the North American market," said Alan Weckel, VP for Dell'Oro in a release. "This is setting the Ethernet switch market up for a very good 4Q15 and another record year for the market." Release

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