Monday, May 24, 2004

WSJ.com - Cisco's Fastest Web Router Is Set to Debut

WSJ.com - Cisco's Fastest Web Router Is Set to Debut "The HFR is Cisco's latest entry in what has become a seesaw battle with Juniper, of Sunnyvale, Calif. Juniper, which builds routers aimed primarily at telecom carriers, briefly surpassed Cisco in market share of the fastest routers in 2001. Cisco Systems regained its dominance with a new product, before Juniper leapfrogged Cisco again in 2002.
Since then, Juniper has made steady gains, capturing 34% of the market for the fastest routers in the first quarter, up from 30% a year earlier, according to market researcher Dell'Oro Group, of Redwood Shores, Calif. Cisco's share declined to 59%, from 63%. Late last year, Juniper won a contract estimated at $150 million, to supply routers for a new federal-government network."

(BusinessWeek said "HFR" stands for "huge fast router"; I suspect that's not quite right...)
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