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Asia/Pacific Quarterly Ethernet Switch Tracker

The Asia/Pacific Ethernet switch market continues to see a lot of caution from both vendors and customers, as market sentiment remains weak due to macroeconomic factors and global uncertainty on the political front, although market sentiment is improving in several countries. IDC's Asia/Pacific Quarterly Ethernet Switch Tracker® maintains that this market will continue to see growth in the coming years, with key technology trends surrounding datacenter, cloud, virtualization, IP surveillance, and 802.11ac wireless deployment driving end-user investments. Consolidation in the market continues to change the market landscape, with the most recent ones including the sale of Brocade's IP portfolio to ARRIS, Avaya's IP portfolio to Extreme, and OneAccess to EKINOPS. Conversations around SDN persist; however, with the uncertain economy, smaller budgets, and concerns around evolving standards and challenges in migration to and managing such a network, deployment of SDN in live environments is slow to materialize.

Technology Coverage

This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas. Measurement for this tracker is in factory revenue, end-user revenue, and ports/units.

Core Coverage:

  • Product (fixed managed, fixed unmanaged, and modular)
  • Speed (100Mb, 1,000Mb, 10Gb, 25Gb, 40Gb, 50Gb, and 100Gb)
  • Layer (L2, L3, and ADC)
  • Vendors

Geographic Scope

  • APEJ (14 countries): Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, PRC, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the rest of Asia/Pacific

Data Deliverables

This tracker is delivered on a quarterly basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative. Deliverables for this tracker are:

  • Final release historical data
  • Qualitative report
  • Forecast data
  • Company size and vertical segmentation

Forecast Coverage

Forecasts for this tracker are updated quarterly and include two years of historical data and five years of annual market projections. Forecasts are available at the regional and country levels. Examples of the forecasts included in this tracker are as follows:

Core Forecast Coverage:

  • Ethernet switch (by layer, product, speed, and deployment)