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2006 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch Market Hits New Highs

2006 was a very, very good year for 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch vendors, according to market research firm the Dell'Oro Group.

The market for 10 Gigabit Ethernet is on the rise with per-port pricing dropping on a continuous basis. Enterprise demand for 10 Gigabit Ethernet for both server backbone, wiring closet uplink, and storage applications will continue to grow.
S. J. Schuchart Jr.
NWC Managing Technology Editor

In the final quarter of last year, the market reached two major markers that show the technology is gaining a major foothold in the enterprise. For one, more than 100,000 Ethernet switch ports shipped. Plus, the market reached this benchmark in a year when vendors claimed annual revenues of more than $1 billion from sales of the high-speed Ethernet switches.

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