Service provider 100 GE deployments drove up core router market 14 percent in Q1

Service providers' ongoing deployments of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) helped drive up the service provider (SP) core routing segment 14 percent year-over-year during the first quarter -- the fifth consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth. Dell'Oro Group said that all of the major core router vendors saw 100 GE port shipments more than double over the first quarter of 2015.

Four vendors, including Cisco, Juniper Networks, Huawei Technologies, and Nokia (formerly Alcatel-Lucent) were the market share leaders in the SP core router market, accounting for over 97 percent of revenue in the first quarter of 2016

Out of the top four vendor group, Huawei saw the greatest increase as their core router revenue grew about 80 percent year-over-year. Alam Tamboli, senior analyst at Dell'Oro, said "Huawei was able to grow its revenue in recent quarters in large part due to a massive new deployment for a data center interconnect network by China Telecom." Release