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Revenues in the global service provider switching & routing (SPSR) market in 2Q16 were down 2.6% from the year-ago quarter. Annualized spending declined $106m from the previous quarter to $15.5bn, 0.7% less than they were a year ago.


  • Revenues versus 1Q16 grew in all regions; Asia-Pacific, with growth of 15.6%, was the only region to grow versus 2Q15. China grew 40.2% versus 1Q16.
  • Global spending on edge IP/MPLS equipment exceeded $9.3bn in the 2Q16 rolling 4-quarter (4Q) period, accounting for 60% of the total global SPSR market. The core IP/MPLS market grew 15.4% in 2Q16 and was up 6.6% versus the year-ago quarter, pushing annualized revenues past $3bn.
  • FiberHome climbed to eighth place, while Coriant fell. In the individual markets, on a single-quarter basis, Ciena tied Nokia for first place in access switching & routing, and Huawei moved up to second place in core routing and Juniper moved down to third.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides analysis of market share and competitive trends in the SPSR market for 2Q16.
  • Details revenues of top-performing vendors in the global SPSR market, including share position by segment and region.
  • Offers analysis of which vendors improved their market position during the quarter and which vendors lost market share.

Key questions answered

  • How did the SPSR market perform in 2Q16? What are the trends by product segment and region?
  • How did the market share positions of the top vendors change during the quarter, and what caused the change?
  • Which product segments and geographic regions are outperforming or underperforming expectations and why?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view

2Q16 results

  • SPSR market struggled to find growth in 2Q16

Market share changes

  • Huawei, FiberHome, and Ciena gained the most share; Cisco, ZTE, and Juniper lost the most

Vendor highlights

  • Product and market highlights in 2Q16

Regional analysis

  • Market off to a sluggish start in 2016; Asia-Pacific is the lone bright spot

Product-level analysis

  • Segment overview: technology-level analysis


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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