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Enterprises are a smart lot. As is rightly said, “challenging factors help you see more opportunities and make you smart in taking wiser decisions”, the difficult times of the last fiscal that was flanked with factors like rupee depreciation, delay in 3G, and 4G roll out, made the enterprises take decisions that are way ahead of their times and forward looking. Not just the enterprises, but also the service providers looked at ways and means to reduce their capex and opex and at the same time look at seamless capability to upgrade their existing infrastructure. Cost was one of the most brainstormed topics in the boardrooms of enterprises as well as service providers. They looked at business models that allow sharing of resources across multiple providers to reduce cost of operations.
Fiscal 2012 did not see much difference in terms of value creation in the Indian market, though the adoption trend saw a drastic change. Enterprises looked at deploying futuristic routers. Though 3G rollout was yet to see the light of day and 4G was nowhere in the picture, vendors were asked to provide routers which can support both the technologies. Today, vendors are introducing routers that have the capability to integrate key features such as content processing, VPNs, firewalls and load balancing. Pireless capabilities are also popular, replacing the need for separate wireless access points for small office networks. Security is a big focus area and this is evident from the new products being introduced by all vendors.
The deployment of routers in both categories ensured that the above pa-