RENO, NV--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2011) - Synergy Research Group announces the publication of the 2Q11 Service Provider and Carrier Ethernet (CE) Switch Market Share report. This report provides quarterly market shares for Service Provider Core Routers, Edge Routers, and Carrier Ethernet Switches.

The second quarter of 2011 saw continued service provider investment in Edge and Core IP networks, driving up sales 9.3% sequentially to $2.96 Billion. Routers and Switches continue to be the cornerstone of IP network investments, providing the foundation to support the accelerating growth of Mobile Internet, Video, Cloud, Collaboration and Data Center.

2Q11 Worldwide Core Router Revenue
Rolling 4 Quarter
Rankings Share Change
Cisco 1 +0.80
Juniper 2 - 0.78
Huawei 3 +0.19
Alcatel-Lucent 4 +0.66

"Based on the second quarter results, it can be said that discussions of Cisco's market share struggles in this arena have been highly exaggerated. Cisco certainly has regained its leadership momentum during this quarter," said Jeremy Duke, Founder & Principal Analyst, Synergy Research Group. "Other notable performers in the quarter were Huawei with strong Core Router sales in China and Alcatel-Lucent with strong Edge Sales across the APAC region."

Cisco showed the strongest momentum in the Core Router market where they gained market share quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year as well as over a four-quarter rolling average. North America, which represents the largest portion of the Core Router market, saw the biggest share movements with Cisco gaining 4.94 market share points versus Juniper losing 6.22 market share points. Further, when calculating market share measurements over a rolling four-quarter average, Cisco gained 3.68 market share points compared to Juniper losing 4.56 market share points. However, Juniper did see market share gains in the Latin American and EMEA regions.

In the Edge Router market both Cisco and Alcatel-Lucent saw good share gains as well. Alcatel-Lucent surpassed Juniper to regain its 2nd place position.

2Q11 Worldwide Edge Router Revenue
Rankings Q-Q Share Change
Cisco 1 +1.36
Alcatel-Lucent 2 +0.47
Juniper 3 -1.15
Huawei 4 -0.02
Ericsson 5 -0.28

Also the Synergy report notes, with Service Providers responding to the exploding growth of Mobile Data and Video traffic as well as their IP architecture investments in CDNs, Cloud, SIP Trunking and Data Centers, Synergy continues to maintain its aggressive forecast for the Service Provider Router market to approach 20% growth in 2011 despite the challenging worldwide economic environment.

About Synergy Research Group

Synergy Research Group ( provides market intelligence, analytics, and strategic consulting services to the networking and telecom industries. For over a decade, Synergy has been a respected leader for quantitative analysis with a focus on emerging technologies, being the first to track IP Telephony and VoIP equipment. Synergy Research Group delivers quarterly data and analytical web-based tools with a comprehensive set of syndicated research services covering UC Applications, Enterprise Voice, Data Center, Mobile Internet Infrastructure, Videoconferencing & TelePresence, Network Security, Cloud Communication & Collaboration, Content Delivery Networks, IPTV, Routers, Ethernet Switching, Service Provider VoIP, SAN, Smart Grid, WLANs, and emerging IP communication technologies.

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