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Europe, the Middle East, and Africa Ethernet Switch Forecast, 2015–2019 (Update)

Europe, the Middle East, and Africa Ethernet Switch Forecast, 2015–2019 (Update)

In terms of regional development, IDC expects the Middle East and Africa (MEA) switch market to grow the fastest in revenue terms, as governments invest in networking infrastructure to support domestic development and attract foreign investors. The Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) market, which includes Russia, will post a decline at the beginning of the forecast period, although growth will accelerate toward the end. Over the forecast period, Western Europe (WE) is expected to achieve a higher CAGR than CEE, but significantly lower than MEA, reflecting strong interest in advanced networking solutions tempered by prudent investment behavior."IDC believes that, over the 2015–2019 forecast period, the EMEA switch market will achieve a value CAGR of around 3.0%. Market drivers such as video, network-based businesses, network-attached devices, cloud computing, and virtualization, as well as upgrades of campus networks and IoT-induced networking, will be instrumental. In the coming years, we will observe ongoing migrations to higher speeds, both in the datacenter and campus." — Senior Research Analyst Peter Kosinar, Communication Networks and Infrastructure, IDC CEMA


IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Recognize New Ethernet Speeds and Related Market Opportunities
Stay Alert to Open Networking
Prepare for Additional Price Competition in the Eurozone Due to Currency Fluctuations
Channels — Keep Sophisticating Partners and Gear Up for the IoT Revolution
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Ethernet Switch Technology Migrations
Ongoing IT and Application Consolidation
The Need to Cope with the Upcoming IoT Avalanche
Inhibitors
Geopolitics
Macroeconomic Instability in the Eurozone Region
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Speed
Product
Layer
Excluded
Market Metrics
Revenue
Shipments
Methodology
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