Australian networking market has a banner Q1


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Friday, 06 July, 2018


Australian networking market has a banner Q1

The Australian networking market had a strong first quarter due to demand for high-speed networking products, according to IDC.

The total enterprise and service provider Ethernet switch market grew 12.4% year on year to US$122.4 million ($165.9 million) during the quarter, driven by shipments of 25 Gbps and 100 Gbps high-speed ports.

Cisco continued to dominate the market with a 66% share, followed by HPE (7.5%), Juniper Networks (3.7%), Arista (3.6%) and Dell (2.5%).

Total enterprise and service provider router sales also grew by 25.5% during the quarter to reach US$78.67 million, driven by shipments of high-end routers. Cisco again captured the largest share of the market at 70.8%, followed by Juniper Networks (14.2%), Nokia (7.8%), Huawei (4.7%) and Ericsson (1.5%).

Finally, the Australian WLAN market grew by 19.1% year-on-year to US$33.2 million, with the market mostly captured by Cisco (58.3%), 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,” IDC Australia ANZ Networking Infrastructure Market Analyst Ahmar Karimullah said.

“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.”

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