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Asia/Pacific Quarterly Router Tracker

The Asia/Pacific router market remains largely driven by the router service provider segment, with investments continuing to revolve around mobile networks, metro Ethernet, and broadband expansions. For the nations with LTE deployments completed, short- to medium-term investments have slowed and are now centered on upgrades and expansions alongside growth in traffic demands. There are also new licenses being granted in some countries, and this will help drive greenfield investments. In some countries, network preparations for 5G technology have begun and are expected to be completed in the next couple of years. There will also be spending coming from router service providers trying to improve the user experience on the network, driving investments around backhaul. As such, IDC's Asia/Pacific Quarterly Router Tracker® maintains that the region will continue to see pockets of growth for routing equipment. Carriers and enterprises will increasingly consider virtual options, as network function virtualization (NFV) becomes the norm. Nevertheless, there will still be a segment of the market that will use physical routers.

Technology Coverage

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

Core coverage:

  • Product (high end, midrange, low end, SOHO)
  • Deployment (service provider, enterprise)
  • Connectivity (core, edge)
  • 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. Deliverables for this tracker are listed below. For a complete delivery schedule please contact an IDC sales representative.

  • 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 segmentations being forecast in this tracker include:

Core forecast coverage:

  • Router (by price band and deployment)