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Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Network Equipment, Worldwide, 1Q13 Update

Published: 23 May 2013

ID: G00248248

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


Despite persisting macroeconomic concerns, demand from trends like mobility and virtualization will enable the enterprise network equipment market to grow 5.1% in 2013 and 3.5% through 2017.

Table Of Contents


  • Overall Forecast Analysis
  • Segment Forecast Analysis


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

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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