India’s Ethernet, router, WLAN market grow in Q3



India’s Ethernet Switch market increased 5.8 percent sequentially and 2.5 percent annually to $134.5 million in the third quarter, IDC said.

During the same period, the router market stood at $71.95 million USD, a de-growth of 6 percent in the market year-on-year and a growth of 5.3 percent quarter-on-quarter.

The key vendors in the LAN market were Cisco, Juniper, HP, Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent, contributing over 86 percent to the revenues during third quarter 2015.

Cisco retained its dominance in the switch and router market. The key growth verticals for the vendor in third quarter were communication and media, finance and services with communication.

With government initiatives now taking shape and form in various ministries/state governments and Telecom sector getting ready for its next battle in terms of 4G LTE rollouts, network remains the key for these initiatives to be achieved, IDC said in a statement.

Digital initiatives have taken centre stage in most of the organizations and as 3rd platform technologies move from acceptance to adoption stage, network is expected to experience strain and hence will witness opportunities of upgrade as well as refresh in the next few quarters, it added.

Meanwhile, the nation’s WLAN market clocked a 2.9 percent growth quarter-on-quarter and 25.7 percent year-on-year to $54.43 million.

The WLAN market is experiencing constant growth since CY 2014 and is expected to continue further on the same lines, IDC noted.

D-Link led the market with contribution from home, SOHO and education segments Wi-Fi hotspots are now taking the centre. Home and education segments were the overall largest contributors to the WLAN market in Q3 2015.

Arya MM

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