EMEA router market up 4.5% in Q4 2004

In Q4 2004 the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) router market started to grow again after two quarters of decline. In Q4 2004 the router market grew by 4.

In Q4 2004 the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) router market started to grow again after two quarters of decline. In Q4 2004 the router market grew by 4.5% to $974.0 mln, compared to $931.9 mln in Q3 2004. Revenue in the high-end segment, the largest router segment, was up 9.1% to $366.2 mln in Q4 2004. The second largest router segment, small SOHO, which includes wireless routers, increased slightly with 3.0% from $265.4 mln in Q3 2004 to $272.8 mln in Q4 2004. Cisco's market share and revenues declined in the Q3 2004 - Q4 2004 period. During this period, Cisco's revenue declined by 1.7% to $538.6 mln, compared to $548.1mln in Q3 2004, and the company's total router market share declined from 58.8% in Q3 2004 to 55.3% in Q4 2004.