HP ProCurve Networking experienced higher year-over-year worldwide growth in network port sales than any other industry vendor, actually growing shipments in a declinging market, according to a recent report by market research firm Dell’Oro Group.

In a market that saw shipments decline for the majority of vendors of Layer 2 through Layer 7 switched ports, HP ProCurve grew at a 20% rate year over year from the fourth calendar quarter of 2007 to the same quarter of 2008. The industry rate for this period declined by 1,6%, according to the report.
HP ProCurve’s Layer 2 and Layer 3 total Gigabit worldwide port shipments grew 35,1%year over year compared to market growth of 8,6%. HP ProCurve’s Power over Ethernet (PoE) worldwide shipments grew 32,4% year over year compared to market growth of 8,6%.
Additional HP ProCurve regional growth details and highlights from the fourth quarter of 2008, comparing year-over-year regional port growth in total switched Layer 2 through Layer 7 shipments, include:
*  In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, HP ProCurve grew at 24.3% in a market that declined 3.6%.
*  In Asia Pacific, HP ProCurve grew at 40.1% versus an Asian market that grew by 1.3% – 31 times the rate of the market and 10 times that of the nearest competitor.
*  In North America, HP ProCurve saw growth at a 6.8% rate against a market that declined 2.7%.