Japan Enterprise Networks Market Shares, 2015: Enterprise Router/Ethernet Switch/WLAN Market
This study, analyzes vendor shares and trends in the overall market and product categories in 2015 for the Japan enterprise network equipment market that consists of Ethernet switch, router, and WLAN equipment markets. Although growth in product categories varies, the overall market achieved moderate growth in 2015. Among the enterprise network equipment vendors, Cisco Systems not only gained the leading position in the three product categories, but also secured nearly half of the overall market share. Although there are vendors that can compete with Cisco Systems in all product categories, Cisco Systems is outstanding in the total power of its product and business portfolios. In the product categories, datacenter Ethernet switches in the enterprise Ethernet switch market and the enterprise WLAN equipment market showed significant growth. In the enterprise WLAN equipment market, the top 3 vendors achieved revenue growth along with market growth. Even in the enterprise Ethernet switch market, vendors that are riding the wave of growth in the datacenter Ethernet switch market have significantly increased their revenue. "Vendors that missed out this growth opportunity in the datacenter Ethernet switch market must make a bold strategy shift. For example, they must be actively encouraging the network disaggregation trend that separates hardware from network OS, or securing their position as highly reliable bare metal hardware vendors. They are required to make drastic decisions, including withdrawing from the datacenter Ethernet switches market," says Kenichi Kusano, communications group manager, IDC Japan.