India’s networking market revenue — Ethernet Switch, Routers and WLAN segments – dipped 30.6 percent year-over-year and grew 13 percent quarter-on-quarter in Q3 2019, according to IDC.
The year-on-year decline was mainly due to strong deployment of router that happened during 2018.
The year-on-year growth in Indian networking market was mainly due to enterprises starting to exhaust their yearly IT budgets and governments beginning to start IT procurement post elections.
Ethernet Switch market revenue fell 7 percent to $149.1 million – driven by 10 percent drop in the L3 switching segment. Ethernet Switch dipped despite spending by services, telecom finance and government.
Cisco dominated the Ethernet Switch market with 57.4 percent share, followed by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Huawei.
India Router market revenue dropped 55 percent to $96.5 million due to strong investments that happened during 2018. However, in comparison with 2Q19, the router segment grew by 33.3 percent.
Cisco leads the router market with 63.1 percent market share in 3Q19 followed by Nokia and Juniper.
The Indian WLAN market revenue declined 6.1 percent to $57 million in Q3 2019. WLAN consumer business dropped 10.6 percent. Revenues of WLAN devices are expected to grow in Q4 2019 with the launch of Wi-Fi 6 and the upcoming festival season.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is the WLAN market leader with 18.3 percent share, followed by Cisco and D-Link.
“The advent of IOT in Indian enterprises has enabled multiple organizations to build use cases around smart processes and improve interoperability. However, increased network speed and lower latencies are crucial for attaining maximum advantage. 5G would act as a catalyst in driving the adoption of IoT,” Sudharsan Raghunathan, senior market analyst, Enterprise Networking, IDC India, said.