L2-L3 Ethernet switch revenues up 10% in Q2 2005

Worldwide layer 2-3 Ethernet switch revenue increased 10% to $3.7 bln and ports jumped 11% to 66 mln between Q1 and Q2 2005, according to Infonetics Research. Worldwide L2-L3 Ethernet switch revenue is forecast to hit $16.4 bln in 2008. Worldwide layer 4-7 switch revenue is up 33% from Q2 2004 and up 2% from Q1 2005 to $179 mln; unit shipments were down 4%.