This IDC Market Forecast highlights the EMEA enterprise networking market forecast for 2018–2022, covering Ethernet switching, WLAN, and router technologies. It provides quantitative projections for market value and unit shipments in EMEA in tabular form, as well as certain subregional and technological details related to these projections. Furthermore, it offers IDC's view of the key technology trends expected to shape the future of the enterprise networking market while providing recommendations for vendor strategies.
"The enterprise networking market is changing; new transformational technologies — AI, IoT, SDN, SD-WAN, intent-based networking, etc. — will keep affecting networks as we know it. Not all technologies will be affected positively. Though it's still too early to talk about obsolete technologies, enterprises and vendors should consider the changing nature of the previously concrete networking segment," said Ksenia Efimova, senior research analyst, IDC Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.