The ASP for 10-gigabit Ethernet switches fell 53% in 2011, according to research firm Dell'Oro,...

|By:, SA News Editor

The ASP for 10-gigabit Ethernet switches fell 53% in 2011, according to research firm Dell'Oro, and that's contributed to a surge in demand. Cisco (CSCO), estimated to have 76% of the 10-gig market, is hoping this demand offsets the weak sales and price competition it's seeing for less powerful switches. Chipmakers BRCM and MRVL are also hoping the 10-gig market gives them a lift. (previously)