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Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Network Equipment, Worldwide, 3Q14 Update

Published: 01 December 2014

ID: G00270887

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


Enterprise network equipment spending will grow 4.3% in 2014 and 2.6% in 2015. However, spending will decline by 0.6% in 2016, largely due to a drop of 5.9% in Ethernet switches. This declining trend will continue in 2017 and 2018.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Enterprise Ethernet Switch Revenue Growth During 1H14 Will Sustain Through 2H14
  • From 2015 the Data Center Ethernet Switching Market Will See Significant Changes, Highly Impacting End-User Spending and Vendor Gross Margins From 2016 Onward
  • Stronger Uptake of 802.11ac, but Weaker Outlook for the Enterprise WLAN Market


  • Macroeconomic Factors
  • Addressable Market
  • Technology/Market Transitions
  • Regulatory and Compliance

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