Cisco’s SP and router revenue drops 8.1% in Q3: IDC

Cisco has lost 8.1 percent share in the global service provider and router revenue during the third quarter of 2020, the latest IDC report said.
Cisco share in switch market Q3 2020Router market leaders

Total enterprise and service provider (SP) router market revenues declined 2 percent in 3Q20 to $3.67 billion.

Service provider segment accounts for 77.2 percent of revenues, growing 0.3 percent. Enterprise segment of the router market fell 8.9 percent.

Cisco’s combined service provider and enterprise router revenue declined 8.1 percent, with enterprise router revenue decreasing 16.6 percent and SP revenues declining 2.4 percent. Cisco’s combined SP and enterprise router market share stands at 35.5 percent.

Huawei’s combined SP and enterprise router revenue declined 1.5 percent year over year, giving the company a market share of 28.3 percent.

Juniper achieved 5.9 percent increase in combined enterprise and SP router sales, bringing its market share in the router market to 11.8 percent.

Ethernet Switch market leaders

The Ethernet switch market revenue increased 1.9 percent to $7.45 billion in the third quarter of 2020

Cisco finished 3Q20 with a decline of 0.8 percent in overall Ethernet switch revenues and market share of 49.9 percent.

Huawei’s Ethernet switch revenue rose 18.6 percent on an annualized basis, giving the company market share of 10.4 percent.

Arista Networks saw Ethernet switch revenues decline 13.5 percent in 3Q20, bringing its share to 6.4 percent of the total market.

HPE’s Ethernet switch revenue declined 2.3 percent, giving the company a market share of 5.1 percent.

Juniper’s Ethernet switch revenue fell 10.3 percent year over year in 3Q20, bringing its market share to 2.7 percent.

Growth in the Ethernet switch market continues to be driven by the highest speed switching platforms. Port shipments for 100Gb switches rose 34.9 percent to 7.5 million. 100Gb revenues grew 20.6 percent to $1.73 billion, making up 23.2 percent of the market’s revenue. 25Gb switches revenues increased 58.6 percent to $746.7 million and port shipments growing 51.2 percent.

10Gb port shipments rose 26.0 percent and revenue was flat at 0.9 percent growth. 10Gb switches make up 26 percent of the market’s total revenue. 1Gb switches grew 1.3 percent in port shipments and fell 10 percent in revenue. 1Gb now accounts for 34.6 percent of the total Ethernet switch market’s revenue.

The non-datacenter portion makes up 56.8 percent of the total Ethernet switch market’s revenues and 87 percent of port shipments. The datacenter portion of the market makes up 43.2 percent of the market revenues but only 13 percent of port shipments, showcasing the premium price for higher-speed Ethernet switching equipment.