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Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Network Equipment, Worldwide, 2009-2016, 4Q12 Update

Published: 15 February 2013

ID: G00238997

Analyst(s): Christian Canales , Severine Real, Naresh Singh , Joe Skorupa


Our forecast for 2013 has been lowered from 5% to 4.7% to reflect worsening global economic conditions. World GDP growth for 2013 has been reduced from 2.6% to 2.2%.

Table Of Contents


  • Overall Assumptions
  • Segment-Specific Assumptions
    • Adoption Rate
    • Technology Life Cycle
    • Technology Transitions


  • Overall Forecast Analysis
  • Segment Forecast Analysis

Market Model

  • Forecast Components
    • Unit/Port Shipments
    • Unit/Port ASP
    • Installed-Base Forecast
    • Country Splits by Region
  • Influencing Factors
    • Addressable Market
    • Adoption Rate
    • Shipment History
    • Firm/Site Demographics
    • IT Penetration Assumptions
  • Device (PC, Server) Installed-Base Forecasts
    • Life Cycle
    • Current-Year Estimates
    • Technology Transitions
  • GDP Forecasts
    • Cost Reduction Factor
    • ASP History
    • WAN Service Forecasts
  • Connections
    • Addressable Market > Installed-Base Forecast and Adoption Rate > Installed-Base Forecast
    • Life Cycle > Unit/Port Shipment Forecast
    • Current-Year Estimates > Unit/Port Shipment Forecast
    • GDP Influence > Unit/Port Shipment Forecast
  • Inputs to Country Splits by Region

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