Singapore - According to a newly released report by
the Dell'Oro Group, Nortel Networks has captured the top position in the worldwide market for Layer 4-7 Web switches ahead of competitors Cisco and Foundry Networks.
"These numbers further affirm our leadership in powering the
high-performance Internet and speeding the delivery of content to
of Internet users worldwide," said Clarence Chandran, chief operating
officer for Nortel Networks.
Nortel Networks' market shares for both Alteon modular and fixed Web switches represent the top leadership position in their
respective categories. For worldwide Gigabit Ethernet fixed and modular port shipments, Nortel
Networks led all others with market shares of 74.3 and 43.2 percent
In addition, Dell'Oro reported that momentum continues for Nortel
Layer-3 Ethernet switch. Since the general availability of the
Passport 8600 routing switch in
second quarter this year, Nortel Networks nearly doubled its market
the Layer-3 modular Ethernet switching space to 15.8 percent. The
8600 is a key part of Nortel Networks' effort to build a strong
and metro Optical Ethernet foundation for content delivery growth.