Dell'Oro: Router Market Down 15%

Total router market declined 15% in 2002, to $6.1 billion, according to Dell'Oro Group

February 14, 2003

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- According to a newly published report by Dell'Oro Group, sales of routers fell 15% in 2002 to $6.1Bn. Routers are devices that direct data packets across networks such as the Internet. The market decline was driven by reduced sales of high performance routers typically deployed by telecommunications service providers to manage and carry Internet traffic. "The decline in the high-end router market was highly correlated to the drop in spending by service providers. Our analysis indicates that capital spending on wireline infrastructure fell approximately 35% last year," said Shin Umeda, Principal Analyst with Dell'Oro Group. The report also shows the market for routers purchased by enterprises and small and medium businesses fared better, declining 4% in 2002. Dell'Oro Group

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