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India Networking Market witnesses a 5.5% YoY Growth in Q2 2018: IDC

India’s networking market shows a 5.5% Y-o-Y growth in Q2 2018 with increased investments across the enterprise and service provider deployments. This market includes Ethernet switches, Routers and WLAN segments.

 

India Ethernet Switch Market Q2 2018

According to IDC's latest Asia/Pacific Quarterly Ethernet Switch Tracker, Q2 2018, Ethernet Switch market in India stood at US$137.2 million (By vendor revenue) with a Y-o-Y growth of 1.2%. The growth was majorly driven by Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Layer 3 category while Layer 2 saw a Y-o-Y decline in Q2 2018. Government investment in public infrastructure upgrades and enterprise spending in telecom and banking segments as part of the digitization initiatives is expected to drive growth in the coming quarters.

 

Cisco's has maintained its top position in the Ethernet Switch market at 57.9% in Q2 2018, followed by HPE and Huawei.

 

India Router Market Q1 2018

The same report also highlights that the Router market in India stood at US$95.4 million (By vendor revenue) with Y-o-Y growth of 9.6% in Q2 2018. The service provider deployments observed a double-digit growth in Q2 2018, while the enterprise deployments growth was only marginal. Digitization initiatives by the Government and investment in infrastructure upgrade for 4.5G and 5G by the Service Provider segment would drive incremental revenues in the coming quarters.

 

Cisco continues to lead the router market with 58.0% share in Q2 2018. Nokia and Huawei witnessed a significant YoY growth due to a couple of significant wins in the telecom space in Q2 2018.

 

India WLAN Market Q1 2018

The WLAN market in India stood at US$48.2 million (By vendor revenue) with a healthy Y-o-Y growth of 10.7%, and this growth was majorly driven by enterprise and service providers deployments, while consumer deployments saw only a marginal growth. Increase in spending by professional services sector and government was a key driver for the double-digit Y-o-Y growth of WLAN market in India.

 

Cisco reached the top spot in the WLAN market with a 21.3% market share in Q2 2018, followed by D-Link and TP-Link.

 

Ranganath Sadasiva, Director – Enterprise, IDC India, says, "Increased acceptance of openness in Networking Platforms by organizations is changing the landscape of networking aided by emerging technologies and accelerating digital transformation initiatives."

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