Scottsdale, Ariz.-- Nov. 24, 1997--In-Stat released itsQ3 Networking Quarterlies results for routers and remoteaccess servers (RAS).
RAS sales grew 28 percent and port shipments grew 43 percent for the firstthree quarters of 1997 over the same period in 1996. Although unitshipments were flat the first two quarters of 1997, routers rallied inQ3, primarily driven by a double-digit up-tick in branch office routershipments.
The RAS market experienced a lull in Q3 1997, dipping 6 percent. Salesdipped 7 percent, with the strong dip in access concentrators being theprimary driver.
There are several points worth noting in the Q3 1997 accessconcentrator market: 3Com/USR ranked number one in Q3, Cisco continuedto gain share quarter-to-quarter, and Ascend continued to lose marketshare quarter-to-quarter.
The router market has been experiencing flat revenues for theprior five quarters, teetering at about $1.5 billion each quarter,with Q3 coming in slightly lower at $1.47 billion. Unit shipmentssoftened, showing a decrease in Q1 and only a slight increase in Q21997. However, Q3 unit shipments jumped 7 percent quarter-to-quarter. Thefirst three quarters of 1997 show unit growth of 26 percent and a salesgrowth of 7 percent over the same period last year.
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