Infonetics: Branch Expansion and Upgrades Expected to Drive Growth in Enterprise Router Market in 2013

  Infonetics: Branch Expansion and Upgrades Expected to Drive Growth in
  Enterprise Router Market in 2013

Business Wire

BOSTON -- March 5, 2013

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 4Q12 and
year-end Enterprise Routers market share and forecast report.

ANALYST NOTE

“Buyers are resorting to low-end routers at their branches rather than the
more typical branch and mid-range routers, which resulted in a revenue decline
for 2012,” notes Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise
networks and video at Infonetics Research. “However, with the rise in cloud
services adoption, we don’t think buyers are on a sustainable path with
low-end routers, and we expect them to shift their spending back to branch and
mid-range routers. Coupled with general economic growth, this should drive
renewed revenue growth in 2013.”

ENTERPRISE ROUTER MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  *The worldwide enterprise router market totaled $3.5 billion in 2012, down
    3% from 2011 — better than 2010 but a long way from the previous market
    high of $4.3 billion set in 2007
  *On the flip side, unit shipments for enterprise routers grew 5% in 2012
  *Low-end routers made up all the revenue growth in 2012 (up 20%), and now
    represent the largest segment in unit contributions
  *Mid-range router sales jumped 8% in 4Q12 from the previous quarter,
    possibly an early indicator of a turning point
  *One piece of good news: ASPs were very steady, falling less than 1% in
    2012, and in some cases growing
  *Infonetics forecasts the global enterprise router market to reach $5.0
    billion by 2017
  *Though there was a wide range of router vendor performances in 2012,
    market share changes were very minor; #1 Cisco gained 0.2% share to 71.5%
    and the top revenue share gainers were Huawei, Yamaha, and NEC

ENTERPRISE ROUTER REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics’ quarterly enterprise router report provides worldwide and regional
market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2017, analysis, and trends
for high-end, mid-range, branch office, and low-end/SOHO routers, including
revenue and ports. Companies tracked include ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco,
HP, Huawei, Juniper, NEC, OneAccess, Yamaha, and  others. To buy the report,
contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

RELATED RESEARCH

  *Infonetics’ latest Enterprise Networking research brief:
    http://bit.ly/ZKvKaX
  *New high of $4 billion for wireless LAN market in 2012
  *Solid year behind, better year ahead for Ethernet switch market
  *Enterprises spending more on network infrastructure, but not enough to
    keep up with traffic
  *Enterprises planning major wireless LAN upgrades
  *$25 billion opportunity for network manufacturers providing services to
    enterprises

UPCOMING MARKET SHARE/FORECAST REPORTS AND SURVEYS

Download Infonetics’ market research brochure, publication calendar, events
brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at
http://www.infonetics.com/login.

  *Total Enterprise & Service Provider Routers Pivot
  *Total Enterprise & Carrier Ethernet Switches Pivot
  *Enterprise Telepresence & Video Conferencing Equipment
  *Data Center & Campus Ethernet Switch Vendor Leadership: N.A. Enterprise
    Survey
  *1G/10G/40G/100G Networking Ports
  *1Q13 Enterprise Routers
  *1Q13 Ethernet Switches
  *1Q13 Wireless LAN Equipment and WiFi Phones

UPCOMING INFONETICS WEBINARS

Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to view or register for
events, or
http://www.infonetics.com/downloads/Infonetics-Webinars-Available-for-Sponsorship.pdf
to learn about sponsoring Infonetics events.

  *Architecting Wireless LANs for a BYOD World (Sponsorships available)
  *Evolving Routers for a Cloud-Based World (Sponsorships available)
  *The Future of Telepresence (Sponsorships available)

TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

N. America (West), Asia, Latin America: Larry Howard, larry@infonetics.com, +1
408-583-3335

N. America (East), Texas, Midwest: Scott Coyne, scott@infonetics.com, +1
408-583-3395

Europe, Middle East, Africa: George Stojsavljevic, george@infonetics.com, +44
755-488-1623

Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp

ABOUT INFONETICS

Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research
and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader
in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world
regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively.
View Infonetics’ About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.

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Contact:

Infonetics Research
Matthias Machowinski, +1-408-583-3363
Directing Analyst, Enterprise Networks and Video
matthias@infonetics.com
Twitter: @infonetics