The Dell’Oro Group expects the worldwide service provider router market will resume strong growth in 2011 as global economic conditions improve and new product and new infrastructure investment cycles begin to ramp.
Dell’Oro predicts that after a steep market decline this year, the router market is forecast to grow minimally in 2010, and then bounce back with double-digit growth rates from 2011 through 2013. The firm said that the service provider router market would surpass $10 billion by 2013.
"By 2011, we expect service providers that have weathered the economic downturn to resume spending on large network projects and invest in their router infrastructures," Shin Umeda, VP of routers research at Dell’Oro Group, said in a statement. "There will be a number of technological advancements in the areas of router capacity and service delivery capabilities that will be the basis for a new industry investment cycle that should last several years."