21 Sep 2016
Europe, the Middle East, and Africa Enterprise Networking Market in H1 2016: Deep Dive with IDC Trackers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Prague — In the first half of 2016, vendor revenue on the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) enterprise networking market decreased by 3.8% year on year, according to detailed competitive data reports released by International Data Corporation (IDC). At the same time, performance among the three sub-markets — Ethernet switching, wireless LAN (WLAN), and routing — is evolving differently.
“Although in the first half of 2016, the enterprise networking market in EMEA contracted year on year, the positive signals from the second quarter support our expectations that annual market results could be close to flat,” says Peter Kosinar, senior research analyst at IDC.
Ethernet switching, which constitutes a clear majority of the market, declined by around 6.7% year on year in first half of 2016. Routing was practically flat with 0.14% revenue growth, while WLAN posted year-on-year growth of 6.3% mainly thanks to results in the second quarter.
These findings are included in IDC’s EMEA Ethernet switch, router, and WLAN trackers, which provide quarterly, country-level information on the performance of leading market players, enabling study of competitive dynamics across underlying technologies. The sections below highlight some key findings for EMEA enterprise networking sub-markets in first half of 2016.
Enterprise Ethernet switching: After a weak beginning, the second quarter of 2016 brings cautious optimism for annual market results
Enterprise routing: Huawei doubled revenue on a flat market
Enterprise WLAN: On the way to recovery?
“In 2016, the WLAN market recovered slightly after quite a weak first quarter,” says Elena Szolgayova, a senior research analyst at IDC. “We remain cautious regarding the Brexit aftermath, as the U.K. portion of the Western Europe WLAN market has been far and away the largest in recent years.”
The EMEA enterprise networking market has been volatile in recent quarters, with a guarded positive outlook for the rest of 2016. The multi-faceted sub-markets, including Ethernet switching, WLAN, and routing, are each going through intensive technology-driven transitions, which cEreates opportunity for ambitious market players to challenge current market leaders. The market stakeholders can use IDC’s detailed EMEA Ethernet switch, router, and WLAN trackers as an excellent knowledge base for navigating through the region's dynamic and competitive enterprise networking landscape.
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