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.”

Image credit: ©iStockphoto.com/violetkaipa

Please follow us and share on Twitter and Facebook. You can also subscribe for FREE to our weekly newsletter and quarterly magazine.

Related News

Telstra breached obligations over slow nbn speeds

Telstra has admitted to failing to meet its obligations to check the nbn speeds of 180,000...

NZ's new fibre regulatory regime taking shape

New Zealand's Commerce Commission has released its draft decisions on the planned new fibre...

NBN Co seeks to close urban rural divide

NBN Co has announced a series of initiatives aimed at improving connectivity in regional and...


  • All content Copyright © 2019 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd