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Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Network Equipment, Worldwide, 1Q15 Update

Published: 05 June 2015

ID: G00278247

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


Enterprise network equipment spending will grow 3.2% in 2015 and 0.3% in 2016. However, spending will remain flat in 2017, largely due to a drop of 5.3% in Ethernet switches. This declining trend will continue in 2018 and 2019.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Better Outlook for Campus Ethernet Switch Spending in 2015 and 2016
  • No Changes on the Expectation That Spending on Campus Ethernet Switches Will Decline From 2015 Onward
  • Stronger Outlook for the Application Delivery Controller Market
  • Refresh of Next-Generation Firewall Concepts Contribute to Stronger Outlook for Firewall Revenue in 2015
  • Rebound in Enterprise WLAN Market Spending


  • Macroeconomic Factors
  • Addressable Market
  • Technology/Market Transitions

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