Enterprise Networking market in India to remain strong and grow: IDC India

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), the Networking market in India witnessed growth due to huge investments in 2Q2014 Q-o-Q as well as Y-oY. According to IDC’s APeJ Quarterly Switch and Router tracker, the Ethernet Switch market  stood strong at $ 128.4 million in terms of customer revenue during Q2 2014 growing 19.2% Q-o-Q and  29.1% Y-o-Y.

The router market, however, witnessed sharp decline from previous  quarter that had a spike due to various reasons, by 17.4%. However, the market garnered a total of $ 68.4 million, a 12.3% growth Y-o-Y. Cisco retained its dominance in the Switch & Router market winning deals primarily in the telecom vertical. 2Q 2014 was also attributed to the various announcements and framing of tenders for the government projects that are due to be executed in the coming quarters. Further growth is expected in the coming quarters as well. Large to midsized deals were also visible in the government vertical. SMB segment also witnessed deals in various verticals specially the tier II & tier III banks. Manufacturing, utility and banking were the fastest growing verticals in 2Q and are expected to continue with their spending pattern in the coming quarters as well.

The WLAN market in India registered a 7.8% growth Q-o-Q and  23.9% Y-o-Y during 2Q 2014, according to IDC’s Quarterly APeJ Wireless LAN tracker and clocked  $ 38.5 million in terms of customer revenue.  Education, Banking and Hospitality were the key segments that contributed to this growth in 2Q 2014 and are expected to continue with the investments. WLAN market is witnessing multiple deals from the growing SMB segment as well.

Suman Bisht, Market Analyst – Enterprise Networking said, “The WLAN market in India is growing due to  the enterprises, large or small and campuses that are all investing in the wireless infrastructure as a primary option. Q2 was the quarter of telcos, with huge investments to build their backhaul for expansions as well as new network build-outs. SDN is also gaining traction through  innovations and aggressive initiatives by the vendors to strengthen their position”.

“With a series of new projects being announced by the government, the direct or indirect beneficiary would be the network to carry all the traffic. Investments from manufacturing, telecom and professional services verticals are expected to revive and drive the investments in the coming quarters. SDN is gaining traction and fast becoming the source of discussions for future growth,”  Gaurav Sharma, Research Manager – Enterprise (India), IDC said.

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