cl-au logo
Story image

IDC - Local networking infrastructure market growing at warp speed

06 Jul 2018

The Australian Enterprise (including data centres) and Service Provider (SP) Ethernet Switch Market grew by 12.4% year on year (YoY) in 2018Q1, according to IDC's APAC Quarterly Ethernet Switch Tracker and ended up generating revenues of US$122.4 million.

The market experienced an increase in shipment of high-speed ports (i.e. 25 Gigabits per second (Gbps), 50Gbps and 100Gbps).

Revenue coming from the enterprise space grew by 15% YoY, while SPs revenue growth was stagnant.

Most of the revenue generated in the SP landscape was from shipments of 25Gbps and 100Gbps speed ports.

Cisco continues to lead the way as they held 66% of the market, followed by HPE Networks (7.5%), Juniper Networks (3.7%), Arista (3.6%) and Dell (2.5%) in 2018Q1.

The Australian Router market for Enterprise and SP's also showed strong YoY revenue growth of 25.5% and ended at US$78.67 million in Q1, according to IDC's APAC Quarterly Router Tracker.

Shipment of High-End routers (>US$ 20,000) in SP and Mid-Range routers ((US$8000-US$20,000) in enterprises contributed to growth.

Cisco continued as the top vendor with a market share of 70.8%, followed by Juniper Networks (14.2%), Nokia (7.8%), Huawei (4.7%) and Ericsson (1.5%).

Although small in comparison to the Ethernet Switch and Router markets, the Australian Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) market in 2018Q1 made its mark by generating US$33.32 million in revenue experiencing growth of 19.1% YoY.

This quarter, 88% of the total units shipped were 802.11ac access points (latest WiFi standard which provides connectivity up to 1 Gbps). In this market as well, Cisco remained on top by holding a market share of 58.3%. They were followed by HPE (15.4%), Riverbed (6.8%), ARRIS Networks (5.14%) and D-Link (2.5%).

“Good YoY growth experienced by the Networking Infrastructure Market in Australia is indicative of the fact that this year may prove to be a promising year for the networking vendors”, says IDC Australia’s A/NZ networking infrastructure market analyst Ahmar Karimullah.

“Australians continue to adopt technology at a good pace thus generating increased data traffic. The development of both, On- and Off- Premises Data centres, adoption of Hybrid Cloud environments, Service Providers’ preparation for 5G Mobile Technology adoption, Cloud controlled Wi-Fi Solutions, are factors driving growth in the computer networking market in Australia.”

Story image
Microsoft commercial cloud revenue up 30%, bigger than Google and IBM combined
For the first time this year, annual commercial cloud revenue exceeded $50 billion.More
Link image
Five security trends shaping the world in 2020
MSPs need to be especially aggressive and proactive in countering the threat of ransomware. Look for weak points in a client’s network. If you don’t find them, hackers will. Passwords are a common entry point.More
Story image
The SASE triangle: How a CASB protects managed apps
Enterprises that fail to adapt to the modern business world when it comes to security are likely to fall prey to data breaches and experience a host of other problems, writes Bitglass product marketing manager Will Houcheime.More
Story image
VISEO and Cludo announce ambitious plans for Salesforce in Australia
According to a statement, the acquisition enhances the ability of both companies to deploy larger-scale digital projects across Australia and the APAC region.More
Link image
Revealed: A competitive assessment of colocation vendors
Interconnection plus colocation is essential to remove the distance between users, cloud services, ecosystem partners and customers for higher performance and lower network latency. Here is an assessment of 9More
Story image
CrowdStrike integrates with ServiceNow program to bolster incident response
As part of the move, users can now integrate device data from the CrowdStrike Falcon platform into their incident response process, allowing for the improvement of both the security and IT operation outcomes.More