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Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Network Equipment, Worldwide, 2Q15 Update

Published: 26 August 2015

ID: G00278460

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


Global spending on enterprise network infrastructure will decline by 3.0% in 2015, heavily impacted by currency exchange rates in relation to U.S. dollar value growth in 2015 compared with 2014. Market spending will return to growth in 2016 and 2017, by 2.5% and 1.3%, respectively.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Weaker Outlook for Enterprise Network Equipment Spending From 2015 Onward
  • Better Outlook for Campus Ethernet Switch Port Shipments From 2016 Onward
  • Weaker Outlook for Data Center Ethernet Port Shipments From 2015 Onward
  • Application Acceleration Market Less Affected by Currency Exchange Issues
  • Stronger Outlook for 802.11ac WLAN Growth


  • Macroeconomic Factors
  • Buyer Behavior
  • Addressable Market
  • Technology/Market Transitions

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