The networking market in India witnessed growth due to huge investments in 2Q2014 qoq as well as yoy. According to IDC, the Ethernet switch market stood strong at $128.4 million in terms of customer revenue during Q2 2014 growing 19.2 percent qoq and 29.1 percent yoy.
The router market, however, witnessed sharp decline from previous quarter that had a spike due to various reasons, by 17.4 percent. However, the market garnered a total of $68.4 million, a 12.3 percent growth yoy.
Cisco retained its dominance in the switch and router market winning deals primarily in the telecom vertical. 2Q 2014 was also attributed to the various announcements and framing of tenders for the government projects that are due to be executed in the coming quarters.
Further growth is expected in the coming quarters as well. Large to midsized deals were also visible in the government vertical. SMB segment also witnessed deals in various verticals specially the tier II & tier III banks. Manufacturing, utility and banking were the fastest growing verticals in 2Q and are expected to continue with their spending pattern in the coming quarters as well.
The WLAN market in India registered a 7.8 percent growth qoq and 23.9 percent yoy during 2Q 2014, according to IDC, and clocked $38.5 million in terms of customer revenue. Education, Banking and Hospitality were the key segments that contributed to this growth in 2Q 2014 and are expected to continue with the investments.
Continuing the trend from the last few quarters, the enterprises greatly contributed to the Ethernet switch market, whereas the router market was defined by the telecom vertical that has shown the signs of revival in the last quarter.
"The WLAN market in India is growing due to the enterprises, large or small and campuses that are all investing in the wireless infrastructure as a primary option. Q2 was the quarter of telcos, with huge investments to build their backhaul for expansions as well as new network build-outs. SDN is also gaining traction through innovations and aggressive initiatives by the vendors to strengthen their position," Suman Bisht, market analyst - enterprise networking said.
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Updated Date: Oct 09, 2014 15:02:57 IST