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Forecast Overview: Enterprise Network Equipment, Worldwide, 2018 Update

Published: 13 August 2018

ID: G00352670

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


Significant disruption of traditional vendors and products underscore the current and near-future dynamics of this market. Technology product managers must take a longer-term view of customer requirements and market trends for future strategic success.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Market Description

  • Impact of Cloud
  • Shifting Vendor Landscapes
  • Impact of Commoditization
  • Growing Virtualization of Network Services

Foundational Assumptions

  • Addressable Market
  • Market Transition
  • Replacement Cycle
  • User Preference
  • Application Requirement
  • Supply Chain

Market Model or Methodology

  • Forecast Components
    • Enterprise LAN Equipment and Enterprise WAN Equipment
    • Vendor Revenue/End-User Spending
    • Unit/Port Shipments
  • Industry Influencing Factors
    • Addressable User/Device
    • Application Requirement
    • IT/Network Budget
    • User Preferences
    • Refresh Cycle
    • Technology/Market Transitions
    • Cost Structure
    • Go-to-Market
    • Competitive Environment
    • Supply Chain
  • Macro Influencing Factors
    • GDP Forecasts
    • Inflation and Foreign Exchange
    • Geopolitical Scenario

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