Market research agency IDC has revealed the share of top vendors in the India in the WLAN and LAN market during Q4 2016.
India Ethernet switch market revenue rose 21 percent to $131.23 million in Q4 2016.
The India router market revenue fell 4 percent to $69.2 million.
Spending by enterprises due to technology refreshes drove the LAN market. There was a significant increase in uptake of L3 and ADC switches in both the enterprise and service provider segments. Investments in the government, education, telecom, professional services and BFSI were the key drivers for growth.
The router market was driven mainly by investments from the service providers for 4G rollouts and technology refreshes in Q4 2016. Increased uptake of high end router from the service provider segment and the enterprise segment drove the market.
There was an increased uptake of SDN deployments and NFV POCs in 2016.
Cisco with 65.74 percent market share is the leader in the India LAN market in Q4 2016, followed by Huawei and HPE. Avaya posted a significant growth in Q4 2016 majorly due to increased investments in the enterprise space.
India WLAN market
The India WLAN market revenue fell 5.8 percent to $46.2 million due to the impact of demonetization on the consumer segment.
IDC said that the WLAN enterprise segment grew 4 percent from Q3 2016 — mainly driven by access point category in the enterprise segment. The demand for WLAN at outdoor locations increased almost 9 percent.
Education, professional services and telecom were the major contributing verticals, while the government, banking, and transportation had increased investment over Q3 2016.
Wi-Fi hotspots at public spaces and increased adoption of Wi-Fi by education institutes to facilitate infrastructure will continue to see growth in the coming quarters. Technology upgrades to 802.11ac to support higher bandwidth requirement will also follow a growing trend.
D-Link with 29.5 percent market share continues to dominate the WLAN segment, followed by Cisco and TP-link. WLAN market share of Cisco and Netgear fell y-o-y, while TP-link posted y-o-y growth of around 6 percent in Q4 2016.
“The network infrastructure in India will certainly upgrade to support the growing demand which has been triggered by the digitization wave. With the increasing number of connected devices and the technology upgrades happening, the demand for efficient, reliable, smart and secure networks is taking the front foot across the segments,” said Niharika Kumar, senior networking analyst at IDC India.
The LAN market continues to grow in single digit in terms of compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for 2016-2021. Government, Education and BFSI are expected to emerge as promising segments in the future.
The WLAN market is expected to grow in single digit in terms of compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for 2016-2021. Increased deployment at outdoor locations along with technology upgrades to 802.ac will be catering to the growth across segments. The demand for WLAN in the future will be accompanied by the growing emphasis on the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart devices and workplaces.