Ethernet-switching revenues rose slightly worldwide in the third quarter, compared with the previous year, according to a report released Tuesday by research firm Dataquest. Total industry revenue rose to $2.9 billion in the quarter, up 1.3 percent from year-ago figures.
Unit shipments for Ethernet ports, meanwhile, climbed to 39.5 million units--a 21.7 percent increase over last year. increased its market share during the quarter, accounting for nearly 73 percent of the industry's revenue versus 63 percent last year. 3Com followed with 3.9 percent of the market share, up slightly from 3.1 percent a year ago.