Q3 results from IDC show that the overall router market in EMEA declined by 2.5% to $931.9 mln in Q3 2004, compared to $956 mln in Q2 2004. The decline was fueled by revenue declines in the midrange and SOHO segments. Revenues in the high-end segment, which is the largest router segment, were up strongly by 10.5% to $335.7 mln in Q3 2004. In Q3 2004, Juniper was again able to take market share away from Cisco in this segment. The second largest segment, small SOHO, which includes wireless routers, continued to be negatively impacted by severe price competition. The mainly residential router segment declined slightly, at 3%, from $273.6 mln in Q2 2004 to $265.4 mln in Q3 2004.
Cisco's revenue continued to be under pressure in Q3 2004, declining by 3.4% in the period Q2 2004