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Revenues in the global service provider switching & routing (SPSR) market in 2016 were up 1.1% from 2015 and the quarter grew 9.1% sequentially.


  • Global spending on edge IP/MPLS equipment declined to $9.15bn in 2016, but still accounted for more than 58% of the total global SPSR market.
  • For 2016, among the top 10 vendors, Huawei, FiberHome, Adva, Ciena, and Alaxala Networks gained share versus 2015, while Cisco, ZTE, Nokia, Juniper, and Brocade lost share.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the SPSR market by product segment.
  • Analyzes the spending by region for SPSR.

Key questions answered

  • What is driving market share growth?
  • Who are the top six vendors in the SPSR market?
  • How do growth rates differ by region?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view

2016 and 4Q16 results

  • SPSR ended 2016 up 1.1% from 2015

Market share changes

  • Huawei and FiberHome gained the most share; Cisco and Nokia lost the most

Vendor highlights

  • Product and market highlights in 4Q16 and 2016

Regional analysis

  • Market grew in 4Q16, with end-of-year spending stronger in EMEA and North America

Product-level analysis

  • Segment overview: technology-level analysis

Market outlook

  • The SPRS market is on track for $18bn by 2020, driven by new applications


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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