This IDC study contains IDC's actual 2008–2011 data and presents the latest forecast for 2012–2016 for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) router shipments and revenue. Forecasts are provided in unit shipments and end-user revenue for four categories: high-end, midrange, low-end, small office/home office, and the overall EMEA market. This document includes a pivot table containing EMEA router forecast figures.
"IDC forecasts that an unstable macroeconomic environment will cause EMEA router market revenue to grow only moderately over the 2012–2016 forecast period. This growth will be based on strong momentum in the high-end segment, driven by consumer IPTV and Internet services, mobile core and backhaul evolution, and increased Internet traffic and video usage. These drivers are expected to lead to a 5–7% compound annual growth rate for overall EMEA router market revenue." – Senior Research Analyst Peter Kosinar, Communication Networks and Infrastructure, IDC CEMA