The Lippis Report Issue 04: Who Will Be #2 in Enterprise Networking?

June 2nd, 2002

By all accounts, Cisco has won the enterprise networking market by a landslide. With revenues in 2001 totaling $22.2B, 75% (or $16.65B) of which comes directly from the enterprise market, no other company comes close. Nortel´s 2001 estimated enterprise revenue is $4.375B; Avaya and 3Com were at $2.8B each. Next comes Enterasys at $1.07B and the switch companies, Extreme and Foundry, at $491M and $311M, respectively. If you look at the difference in market cap between these vendors, the distance between first and second gets even wider.
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