ETHERNET SWITCH & ROUTER MARKET IN INDIA Q2 2015
The key vendors in the LAN market were Cisco, Juniper, HP, Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent, contributing over 80% to the revenues during 2Q 2015. Cisco retained its dominance in the Switch & Router market. The key growth verticals for the vendor in Q2 were Telcos, BFSI and Manufacturing, with Telecom remaining to be the most promising vertical (growth-wise) for the next few quarters as well. Juniper’s growing interest and reach in the SMB space is working in their favour. For HP, lot of expectations are set with the Aruba’s acquisition, given high presence of the latter in the large enterprise segment. During Q2 as well, Huawei leveraged on the refresh and otherwise deals from Telco’s enterprise business. Deals from existing clientele were the major contributor to Alcatel-lucent, similar to the the previous quarter. Third Platform has been a buzz word lately, driving enterprises to leverage their workforce, operations and customer experience to achieve optimization. Telcos are in full rush to get maximum customers on board for their 3G/LTE networks, reasoning high competition from both incumbent and new players. These factors along with Government’s frequent announcements in the direction of ‘Digital India’ are likely to give boost to the ICT market during 2015 and further. High proportion of young population, influence of social media, increasing data-based applications, improving mobility, and thriving SMBs sum up to push the market in the upcoming quarters. Significant opportunities around digital infrastructure are likely to emerge for vendors and their channel partners in the near foreseeable future. Network enabled campuses, broadband highways, Wi-Fi hotspots will remain the key to digital infrastructure development and rollouts. Moreover, the proliferation of smart devices and their tech-savvy infrastructure has created opportunities for all kinds of players to leverage increasing future demand.