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Top Twelve Internet Equipment Company Strategies And Forecasts 1998-2003

  • ID: 32344
  • January 1996
  • Region: Global
  • 375 pages
  • Wintergreen Research, Inc
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The top twelve Internet equipment companies provide a means for achieving increasingly stable, full function platform and framework network systems. With the convergence of voice and data, Internet equipment systems are being used to send information and voice more efficiently. The Internet supports very inexpensive communication across time and distance boundaries.

Key strategies of the Internet equipment providers relate to the convergence of voice and data traffic. Voice network revenue drives communication markets. This situation will continue for some time to come, giving Internet equipment providers market potential as they address telecommunications markets. Top twelve Internet equipment examines the role of the ISP in future markets.

This report addresses the following questions:

- What are Internet network architecture directions?
- What is driving Internet Equipment markets?
- What are trends in Internet Equipment ?
- Which partner strategies work?
- What strategic alliances work?
- How do companies position?
- How do partnerships work?

The following is a list of companies profiled in the report:

- 3Com
- Alcatel
- Cabletron
- Cisco Systems
- Ericsson
- Fujitsu
- GEC / Fore
- Lucent / Ascend
- NEC
- Newbridge
- Nortel
- Siemens

This report consists of over 375 pages and includes 145 tables and figures.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1 .KEY STRATEGIES OF THE TOP TWELVE INTERNET EQUIPMENT COMPNAIES

Provider Positioning

Implications of the Internet

Service Provider Issues

Internet Protocol (IP) Mission

Critical Functionality

Cisco Strategic Positioning

Cisco LAN, WAN, Legacy

Benefits / Dial Backup

Internetworking Products

Protocol Translation

Data Compression

Gigabit Switch Routers

3Com Positioning

3Com Key Strategies

Frameworks / Embedded

Distributed Intelligence

Nortel / Bay Networks

Nortel / Bay IP managemen

Migration / IP Architecture

Nortel ATM and Frame Relay

Interworking / Positioning

Lucent / Ascend /Strategy /

Alcatel Strategic Positioning

Internet Division / XDSL

GEC / FORE Systems

Positioning / Target Markets

Siemens / Newbridge

Ericsson Strategic Progress

NEC / Fujitsu

2. TOP TWELVE INTERNET EQUIPMENT MARKET FORECASTS

Conditions / Driving Forces

Equipment Providers

Key Strategies / Forecasts

Data Communications

Purchases / Business to B

Internet Users / Traffic

Router and Switch Markets

High Density Switch Routers

Industry Consolidation

Changes in Distribution

Strategic Relationships

Cisco Routers

Nortel Optical / DWDM

3Com Access,Palm Platform

Internet Appliances

Lucent / E-Services

Fore, ATM

Siemens / Newbridge ATM

Alcatel ADSL / SDSL

Carrier Access Internet Division

Cabletron / Core Products

Network Management / VPN

Ericsson

3. INTERNET EQUIPMENT REGIONAL ANALYSIS

Systems / Architecture

Regional Differences

Currency Fluctuations

Competitive Positioning

Cisco, 3Com, Nortel, Bay

Lucent, Ascend, Cabletron

Alcatel, GEC, Fore, Siemens,

Newbridge, NEC, Ericsson

4. TOP TWELVE INTERNET EQUIPMENT COMPANY PRODUCTS

Product Overview

Cisco Products

Cisco Product Line

Catalyst Switch Family

Catalyst 5000 Series

8500 Multiservice, 2,500

Packet- and Circuit-Switched

Integrated Router/Hub

ATM 8400 Series Wide-Area

8600 Wide-Area Switches

Access / SNA/LAN

IOS Software / Management

Cisco Networked Office Stack

IBM/Cisco Small Business

Optimize Performance

Flexible Financing

Networked Office Stack

3Com Product Strategy

Hubs, Routers, Remote Access

Client Access Products / NICs,

Modems / Handheld

Nortel/Bay

Prioritizing, Universal Edge

Service Provider Switches

Enterprise Workgroup

Flexible High-Speed Uplink

Full Autosensing on Every Port

Redundant Cascade Stacking

Wire-Speed Throughput

Top Twelve Internet Equipment Company Table of Contents

Advanced VLAN Support

Nortel/Bay IP Addressing

Load Balancing/Concentrators

WAN Access Video / Voice

The Stratum Module

Lucent / Ascend

Softswitch Consortium

Online Communications

Internet Telephony

Access Layer / Core Layer

Edge Layer / Network

Management and Security

Cabletron Switch, Router,

ATM, Gigabit Ethernet

Multi Media Access Center

LAN, WAN / Network

Management / Interconnection

Alcatel XDSL

3Com and Alcatel

Alcatel / Dialogic

Alcatel/Hewlett-Packard

Fore ATM Switches

Hierarchical Private Network-

Newbridge Networks

NEC WDM Ring, ATM

5. INTERNET EQUIPMENT COMPANY PROFILES

Market Consolidation

Role of Acquisitions

Alcatel Acquisitions

Organization/Internet Division

Alcatel / 3com Cooperate

Linux / Packet Engines

Cabletron Revenue

International, Acquisitions

Cisco Systems

Sales Overview / Acquisitions

Ericsson

Acquisitions Prioritizing

Policy / Ethernet Switch

Nortel / Bay Networks

GEC / Fore Systems

Customers Strategic Alliances

Lucent / Acquisitions

Lucent's Data Networking

Ascend / B-STDX

NEC

Newbridge / Siemens

Redstone/Unisphere Solutions

Nortel / Bay Networks

3Com / Palm Computing

Acquisitions / Channels

Positioning / Edge Server

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