IDC reports strong LAN market

IDC reports strong LAN market

Reports from analyst International Data Corp (IDC) on the 1999 LAN market are in, and show the market maintained strong growth despite the doom and gloom potential scenario presented by the Y2K bug.

The enterprise network market recorded $843.8 million in end-user worldwide revenues, with the combined growth for routers, NICs, HUBs and switches up 15 per cent in year-on-year revenues. Switch revenues were up 38 per cent worldwide, while router revenues only grew 12 per cent.

Cisco took the lion's share of the 1999 LAN market with $408.8 million in worldwide revenues. Dividing the best of the remaining spoils were Nortel with $86 million and Cabletron with $69.3 million in worldwide revenues for the year.

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