After Two-Year Slump, Core Routers Set To Make A Comeback
According to Dell’Oro Group, the service-provider core router market declined for the sixth consecutive quarter in 4Q12, even with Cisco, Juniper and Huawei leading the market in 4Q12 revenues. Market revenues fell to their lowest levels since 3Q09 as network operators continued to shave investments in backbone networks, the group says. “For the past two years, we have seen many service providers prioritize investments for mobile and residential broadband networks, and scale back core router purchases” comments Vice President Shin Umeda. “We expect the core router market to rebound in 2013 as network operators rebuild capacity with the latest generation of high-capacity routers.” 

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Supply Chain: Fiber Demand Skyrockets in Age of COVID

Broadband and cable operator are running into supply chain problems as they embark on construction—particularly for fiber.

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