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Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Network Equipment, Worldwide

Published: 08 May 2019

ID: G00382363

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


Revisions in Ethernet switches, especially campus switches, raises overall end-user spending by 1% to 4% for the period from 2019 through 2022 — with SD-WAN, wireless LAN and firewall being the most attractive segments for growth.

Table Of Contents
  • Forecast Assumptions
  • Market Impacts
  • Notable Changes

Forecast Data Summary

Forecast Model Summary

Influencing Factors and Assumptions

  • Influencing Factor: Significant Increase in Addressable User/Device for Wireless LAN Equipment
    • Forecast Assumption
  • Influencing Factor: Cloud-Based AI Application Requirements Driving High-Speed Data Center Network Equipment
    • Forecast Assumption
  • Influencing Factor: Technology Transition From Aggregated to Disaggregated Data Center Switches
    • Forecast Assumption
  • Influencing Factor: Role of IDPS Shifts From Prevention to Advanced Threat Detection With Changing Application Requirement
    • Forecast Assumption

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