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Infonetics: Enterprise Router Market Off to a Rough Start, Plunges 14% Sequentially

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 1st quarter 2014 (1Q14) Enterprise Routers market share and forecasts report, which tracks high-end, mid-range, branch office, and low-end/SOHO router revenue and ports.

ANALYST NOTE

“2013 was a good year for enterprise routers, but 2014 is off to a bad start. Among the key factors affecting revenue growth in the first quarter are a mix shift toward lower-end equipment, increasing discount pressure, weakness in North America, and preferences in China shifting to local vendors,” notes Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks and video at Infonetics Research.

ENTERPRISE ROUTER MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • Global enterprise router revenue plunged 14% in 1Q14 from 4Q13, to $859 million
  • 1Q14 saw a revival in low-end routing, but Infonetics expects this to be short-lived
  • Sales of enterprise routers in North America stumbled in 1Q14, down 4% year-over-year, but Infonetics believes the decline is temporary and growth will resume in the coming quarters
  • Vendor performance was a mixed bag in 1Q14: Adtran, Cisco, Juniper, and Yamaha declined year-over-year, while OneAccess, Huawei, and ZTE posted strong year-over-year gains

ENTERPRISE ROUTER REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics’ quarterly enterprise router report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for high-end, mid-range, branch office, and low-end/SOHO router revenue and ports. Vendors tracked: Adtran, Alcatel-Lucent, Brocade, Cisco, HP, Huawei, Juniper, NEC, OneAccess, Yamaha, ZTE, and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

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RECENT AND UPCOMING ENTERPRISE RESEARCH

Download Infonetics’ 2014 market research brochure, publication calendar, events brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at http://www.infonetics.com/login.

INFONETICS WEBINARS

Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to register for upcoming webinars, view recent webinars on demand, or learn about sponsoring a webinar.

  • How to Get the Best Out of DAS, Small Cells, and WiFi (June 5: Attend)
  • Diameter Signaling Control for LTE Networks (June 12: Attend)
  • NFV: An Easier Initial Target Than SDN? (June 19: Attend)
  • WLAN Control Goes to the Cloud (July 22: Attend)
  • The Great 802.11ac Migration: Upgrade Now, or Wait? (View on-demand)
  • Making the Enterprise WAN Cloud-Ready (Sponsor)

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N. America (East, Midwest), L. America: Scott Coyne, [email protected], +1 408-583-3395

EMEA, India, Singapore: George Stojsavljevic, [email protected], +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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