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Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Network Equipment, Worldwide, 3Q15 Update

Published: 20 October 2015

ID: G00278461

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


Despite the impact of currency exchange rates in relation to the U.S. dollar's strength, global spending on enterprise network equipment will increase by 4.5% in 2015. Spending will grow 5.0% in 2016 and 2.3% in 2017. Switching will represent 48% of the overall total in 2019, down from 54% in 2015.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Stronger Outlook for Enterprise Network Equipment Spending From 2015
  • Weaker Outlook for the WLAN Market in 2015 and Onward
  • Stronger Outlook for Intrusion Prevention Systems for 2015 and Beyond


  • Cost Structure
  • Life Cycles
  • IT Budgets
  • Addressable Market
  • Technology Transitions
  • Competitive Environment

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