India’s networking revenue dips 26.7% in first quarter

India’s networking market revenue decreased 26.7 percent during the first quarter of 2020 triggered by reduction in investment of on-campus infrastructure, according to the latest IDC report.
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Routing revenue dropped 48.4 percent due to the effects of Covid-19, telecom AGR dues, and huge one-time investments during Q1 2019.

Switching revenue declined 10.8 percent. WLAN revenue dropped 16.8 percent.

India’s Ethernet switch market revenue fell 10.8 percent to $130.3 million. Top investments for switches came from services, telecommunications, finance, and government.

Cisco dominated the Ethernet Switch market with a 57.4 percent share during 1Q20, followed by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Dell Technologies.
India’s Router market revenue dropped 48.4 percent to $69.2 million. Telecoms buying of routers remained stagnant quarter-on-quarter. Enterprise routing segment declined 26.7 percent quarter-on-quarter.

Cisco leads the router market with a 66.4 percent market share in 1Q20 followed by Nokia and Huawei.
India’s WLAN market revenue declined 16.8 percent to $49.7 million. Demand for consumer class routers is expected to stabilize with increasing remote working needs. Enterprise-class AP’s also declined due to lower demand for campus infrastructure needs.

Consumer and enterprise WLAN declined by 20.5 percent and 13.6 percent respectively, IDC said.

Cisco gained the market leader position in Indian WLAN segment with 20.9 percent share, followed by TP-Link and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).