Cisco leads the equipment market in 2008

01 January 2010 |


Telecoms and datacoms equipment tracked by Infonetics Research grew 8% in 2008, with worldwide revenue totalling $150 billion, driven in large part by currency appreciation against the US dollar.

The two largest segments of the telecoms/datacoms market by revenue are service provider mobile/wireless infrastructure and enterprise router/switch/wireless LAN equipment.

Cisco leads the overall worldwide telecoms/datacoms network equipment market in 2008, followed by Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson; they dominate the enterprise segment, according to Infonetics Research. The battle for service provider money rages on, with Ericsson maintaining its lead in the carrier network equipment segment in 2008, while Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Siemens continue their neck-and-neck race for second. Samsung, ZTE, and Huawei made the biggest increases in revenue market share in the service provider network equipment market in 2008, according to the research firm.