This IDC study contains IDC's actual 2007–2010 data and the latest forecast for 2010–2015 for EMEA Ethernet switch shipments and revenue. Shipment and revenue shares are provided by technology for Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and 10GbE, by OSI layer for layers 2, 3, and 4–7, and by form factor for modular, non-modular, and unmanaged Ethernet switch port shipments and revenue.
Country tables are available upon request for 32 countries in Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
"Regarding the 2011–2015 forecast period, we believe that worsening macroeconomic environment will cause the EMEA switch market revenue to stagnate in 2011 and 2012, while moderate pick up can be expected afterwards. This will result in a single-digit CAGR for the overall EMEA Ethernet switch market. We expect the key drivers such as growth of video, network-based businesses, network-attached devices, cloud computing, and virtualization in the datacenter to continue fueling the ongoing replacement of Fast Ethernet by Gigabit Ethernet and 10GbE technologies." – Senior Research Analyst Peter Kosinar, Communications Networks and Infrastructure, IDC CEMA