The only report of its kind, the IHS 2016 Service Provider Router and Switch Vendor Scorecard evaluates the top service provider router and switch vendors on criteria using concrete data and metrics, including direct feedback from buyers, vendor market share, market share momentum, financials, brand recognition, reputation for innovation, and other benchmarks. This approach eliminates subjectivity and ensures vendors are assessed accurately and fairly.
The 6 vendors profiled in this report—Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, Juniper, Nokia, and ZTE—were selected because they are the top revenue producers in 2016 and hold over 90% of worldwide revenue market share for service provider routers and switches. The purpose of this report is to analyze the relative strengths among these vendors.
Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
Michael Howard co-founded market research firm Infonetics Research in 1990, and today is recognized worldwide as one of the industry’s leading experts in emerging markets, network operator trends, and user buying patterns.