Studies: Switching, routing and undersea cable
• Don't miss Switching and Routing 1H01 Market Share from RHK Inc. According to the look at the North American IP router market, Cisco Systems dominated, but was losing market share to Juniper Networks during the first half of the year. Cisco had a solid 70 percent of the $972 million (Q1) market, while Juniper trailed at 25 percent.
Cisco held a 60 percent share of revenue in the network core market, compared with Juniper's 33 percent. RHK says the 60 percent is 18 points lower than Cisco showed at the end of 2000, and Juniper's 25 percent was 7 points higher. The core network market reached $535 million during the first half of the year.
The study also covers the $437 million edge IP aggregation carrier router market, and notes that the present downturn in carrier spending will last another 12 months to 18 months.
• Tycom's 19,000 route-kilometers of undersea cable holds a slight edge over Alcatel's 18,800, a study says. The two companies dominate the fiber optic undersea systems, with and without partners.
In its report on the state of fiber optic undersea systems, KMI Corp. lists who owns how many route-kilometers of cable. The study also notes that four times more undersea cable kilometers will be activated globally this year and next than in 2000, considered a record year for investment and deployment.
Between August 2000 and July 2001, 21 systems were announced, totaling 135,000 route kilometers of cable with 1.6 million kilometers of fiber, KMI says.