India Networking Market Grows 67% In Q3 2018, Cisco Tops Chart

Increased investments across enterprises and communication service providers drove India’s communications networking market in Q3, 2018 to grow at 67.1%, says a recent report by IDC India. The communications network market include Ethernet Switch, Routers and WLAN product and solutions.

Below is a segment wise analysis of the networking market in India.

India Ethernet Switch Market Q3 2018

According to IDC’s latest Asia/Pacific Quarterly Ethernet Switch Tracker, the Q3 2018 Ethernet Switch market in India stood at $160.3 million with an excellent YoY growth of 34.4%. ADC and Layer 3 categories predominantly drove the overall growth with high double-digit individual YoY rise, while Layer 2 also saw a YoY growth, though only marginal.

Government’s push towards digitalization through upgrade of public infrastructure and multiple smart city initiatives; telecom infrastructure modernization drives and banking sector’s continual investment in network infrastructure to improve customer experience, is expected to drive growth in the coming quarters.

Cisco continues to dominate the Ethernet Switch market with a 65.7% share in Q3 2018, followed by HPE and Huawei.


India Router Market Q3 2018

The report says India Router market in Q3 2018 stood at $214.9 million with an exceptional YoY growth of 140.4%. The growth was primarily driven by the service provider segment, where telecom players are continually investing in network upgrades to meet the demands of an ever increasing 4G VoLTE footprint.

With the launch of 5G roadmap and commercialization just a few years away, the service provider segment is expected to continue investments in the coming years.

Cisco accounted to 3/4th of the Router market in Q3 2018. Nokia and Huawei witnessed high double-digit YoY growth on the back of a few big-ticket wins in the Telecom space.


India WLAN Market Q3 2018

The WLAN market in India stood at $54 million in Q3 2018 with a healthy YoY growth of 12.0%. Enterprise and service provider segments continued to drive growth, however, the consumer segment witnessed a YoY decline. Enterprise investment in mobility friendly networks and government investment in improving wireless infrastructure for the masses as well as in smart city projects, were the key drivers for growth in the WLAN market in India.

Cisco retained the top spot in the WLAN market with a 24.8% market share in Q3 2018, followed by TP-Link and HPE.


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