Japan Network Equipment 2014-2018 Forecast Update and 1H14 Analysis
This IDC study analyzes the market trends in 2014 and future outlook for the Japan network equipment market that consists of routers, Ethernet switches, and enterprise WLAN equipment. The Japan network equipment market maintained its favorable growth from 2H13 into 1H14 due to growth in the enterprise market driven by strong capital spending by enterprises, in addition to continuous spending on LTE facilities by mobile carriers. IDC predicts that the Japan network equipment market will continue to grow in the future, where the enterprise market will be driven by datacenter Ethernet switch market and enterprise WLAN equipment market, while demand for facility expansion and enhancement, as well as spending on next generation NGN service triggered by increased bandwidth in LTE service will be the key in the carrier market growth.
During this relatively favorable period of economic growth, "enterprise network equipment vendors should actively promote enterprise network "modernization" to their customers, by which enterprise network will be made increasingly effective, user friendly and strong. Encouraging a wide range of users to become familiarzed with the evolution in network technology and its benefits translates into taking enterprise network utilization a step further and providing motivation to spend on network," says Kenichi Kusano, Communications Group Manager, IDC Japan.
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