Cisco is poised to benefit from the transition from circuit switch network to IP architecture. Circuit switching is being replaced because it is inefficient. Circuit switching depends on an end-to-end circuit connection that leaves a lot of dead space in the network while a single call is being handled.
Packet switching permits a single line to manage many calls simultaneously. Cisco dominates packet network equipment markets. Frame relay, IP, and ATM are known as packet or cell switching technologies. Cisco dominates in the IP space.
Routers are positioned to achieve market dominance Worldwide in converged networks. Markets at $7.9 billion in 2001 will decline significantly in 2002 and 2003 as a result of a decline in capital spending.
As the Internet proves its intrinsic value and as companies begin to achieve improved productivity as a result of using the Internet, spending will increase at a rapid rate. Markets are expected to reach $10.8 billion by 2007.
Cisco has a dominant position in the Internet equipment market. Cisco brings substantial resources to the router and security markets. Market dominance has enabled Cisco to reduce prices on its products within a short period of time following the introduction of these products. This reduces the margins and therefore, the profitability of its competitors.
Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries.Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services.She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.
Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications.She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing.She is the author of recent studies of the Regional Bell Operating Companies' marketing strategies, Internet equipment, a study of Internet Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, and Application Integration markets.Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.
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