Juniper Claws Back Some SP Router & Carrier Ethernet Market Share in Q1

RENO, NV, May 20, 2013

New data from Synergy Research Group shows that in Q1 Juniper achieved 6% year-on-year revenue growth from service provider routers and carrier Ethernet, while the market as a whole dipped by over 6%. This helped it to substantially close the gap on Alcatel-Lucent, though the two remain a long way behind market leader Cisco, who continues to control almost half of the market.

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The market as a whole continues to be soft with quarterly revenues dropping below the $3 billion threshold and rolling four-quarterly revenues down 2.5% over the previous four quarters. Regionally, North America did relatively well in Q1, experiencing only a small revenue decline, and here Juniper did particularly well, growing revenues by 10% from a year ago.

“Juniper had a tough 2012 but it has made an encouraging start to 2013” says Jeremy Duke, Synergy Research Group’s founder and Chief Analyst. “While Juniper still has a way to go before it gets back to the highs it achieved in early 2011, the signs are that both it and Alcatel-Lucent will give Cisco sterner competition this year”.

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