The global enterprise router market may be up 8 percent year over year, but it's down 9 percent between quarters, adding up to sluggish growth hampered by a tough economy.
That's the word according to market research firm Infonetics, whose latest report reveals a global enterprise router market seeking -- and failing -- to get its mojo back. (The market includes everything from high-end routers to SOHO "small-office, home-office" devices.)
"The enterprise router market continues to grow, albeit slowly," Infonetics analyst Matthias Machowinski said. "There is demand for routers, but the quest for lower-priced equipment, competition, economic concerns, and a weak public sector make stronger revenue growth elusive.”
Despite all this, Cisco increased its overall industry lead a bit. It's now at 74.7 percent market share.
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Huawei posted the biggest gains, with unit shipments up 130 percent and revenue up 79 percent year over year.