11 Jan 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Prague — In the first three quarters of 2016, vendor revenue on the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) enterprise networking market decreased by 2.4% year on year, according to detailed competitive data reports released by International Data Corporation (IDC). The three sub-markets covered — Ethernet switching, wireless LAN (WLAN), and routing — all exhibit distinctive market dynamics.
“In the first three quarters of 2016, the enterprise networking market in EMEA contracted slightly, but the positive signals from last two quarters support our expectations that annual market results could be close to flat,” says Peter Kosinar, senior research analyst at IDC.
Enterprise Ethernet switching regularly constitutes a clear majority of the market, followed by WLAN and routers. From vendor revenue growth perspective, Ethernet switching declined 5.4% year on year in the first three quarters of 2016, while WLAN and routers are up 6.6% and 1.5%, respectively. Compared to semiannual results, all sub-markets improved in Q316.
These findings are sourced from IDC’s EMEA Ethernet switch, WLAN and router 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 the first three quarters of 2016.
Enterprise Ethernet switching: After a weak beginning, subsequent quarters are exhibiting improved year-on-year performance.
Enterprise routing: Huawei doubled revenue on a flat market
Enterprise WLAN: On the way to recovery?
The EMEA enterprise networking market has been volatile in recent quarters, with guarded positive expectations for Q416 and subsequent quarters. The multi-faceted sub-markets, including Ethernet switching, WLAN, and routing, are each going through intensive technology-driven transitions, which creates 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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