WORLDWIDE LAN EQUIPMENT MARKET REVENUES SURPASS $6 BILLION.During the third quarter of 1999, worldwide LAN switch A network device that cross-connects clients, servers and network devices. Also known as a "frame switch," stand-alone LAN switches are common in all Ethernet networks. A four-port switch is also typically built into a wired or wireless router for homes and small business (see wireless and router router
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Constituting or including the very latest information: an up-to-the-minute news bulletin.
Adjective insight into technology adoption, customer acceptance, and supplier performance within the major LAN equipment markets.
"In reviewing the 3Q99 market data, it is apparent that investment in LAN equipment continues to race forward on many fronts. Although some LAN equipment segments are showing a slower rate of growth and some are even contracting, most markets are exhibiting strong or even explosive growth. Within these growth areas, the fortunes of the established suppliers are shifting and there has been successful penetration by focused start-ups," said Mark Leary, vice president of Worldwide LAN research at IDC. Quarterly findings included the following:
Worldwide LAN switch end-user revenue expanded from $3.47 billion in 2Q99 to $3.86 billion in 3Q99.
Worldwide Layer 2 switches accounted for 21.65 million ports and $3.03 billion in revenue in 3Q99.
Worldwide Layer 3 switches represented 1.35 million ports and $825 million in revenue in 3Q99.
Cisco extended its revenue market share for Layer 3 switches from 31% in 1Q99 to 45% in 3Q99.
In 3Q99, worldwide router revenue increased 29.6% from the same period in 1998.
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10/100 Ethernet hubs A device that all lines on an Ethernet segment are plugged into. 10Base-T and 100Base-T Ethernets are star networks and require a hub for operation. The earlier 10Base5 and 10Base2 Ethernets are bus networks, but are often wired into a star configuration using a central hub for improved accounted for 6.3 million ports in 3Q99.
Supported by a team of IDC LAN market analysts located around the world, IDC's Worldwide LAN QView was launched in response to customer demand for timely, detailed, and accurate LAN equipment market results. IDC's Worldwide LAN QView data is segmented by technology, form factor, function, region, price band, and customer, where applicable; delivered eight weeks after the close of a calendar quarter; and made available to clients in easy-to-review electronic format.
Electronic market reports detailing IDC's 3Q99 Worldwide LAN QView results for the LAN switch, router, and hub markets are available for purchase now. The purchase price of these reports will be credited to any organization that subscribes to the Worldwide LAN QView service.
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