Gartner: Service provider revenue up

The worldwide service provider router (SPR) market totaled $541 million in revenue in Q3 2003, a 19% increase from Q2 2003, according to Gartner, Inc. This is the second consecutive quarter of positive growth since the beginning of 2002. which gives reason for optimism that the SPR market will enjoy sustained growth in 2004.

Worldwide Service Provider Router Vendor Revenue Estimates for 3Q03

(Millions of Dollars)
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Vendor                   3Q03 Vendor Revenue     3Q03 Market Share (%)
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Cisco                                 298.6                      55.2
Juniper                               143.0                      26.4
Nortel                                 28.6                       5.3
Redback                                21.6                       4.0
Others                                 49.2                       9.1
Total                                 541.0                     100.0
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Source: Gartner Dataquest (November 2003)

Worldwide Service Provider Router Vendors' Shipments Estimates for
3Q03

(Units)
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Vendor                     3Q03 Shipments        3Q03 Market Share (%)
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Cisco                              1,954                         51.4
Juniper                            1,135                         29.9
Redback                              179                          4.7
Nortel                               177                          4.7
Others                               357                          9.1
Total                              3,802                        100.0
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Source: Gartner Dataquest (November 2003)