EMEA data networking equipment market accounts for US$6.4 billion during 2003

The EMEA data networking equipment market accounted for US$6.4 billion during 2003, according to the report "EMEA Business Networking Trends: LAN Switch, Router, Security and WLAN Growth" released by In-Stat/ MDR.

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By  Anna Karhammar Published  January 7, 2004

The EMEA data networking equipment market accounted for US$6.4 billion during 2003, according to the report "EMEA Business Networking Trends: LAN Switch, Router, Security and WLAN Growth" released by In-Stat/ MDR. The report goes on to highlight an expected stagnation in revenues throughout a five-year forecast period, where EMEA is thought to illustrate the likely situation for worldwide performance on the data networking side. "In 2004, worldwide data networking revenues are expected to jump to US$25 billion from annual revenues of US$22 billion in 2003. However, annual worldwide revenues are expected to remain relatively flat from 2004 through 2007," says Gemma Paulo, a Senior Analyst with In-Stat/MDR. Within more mature market segments — such as LAN switches and business routers — EMEA made up at least 30 per cent of 2003 worldwide revenues. On the other hand, the more emerging technologies such as Wi-Fi and security accounted for significantly less in 2003 within EMEA. This scenario is predicted to change by 2007, where EMEA’s share of annual WLAN revenues could increase to 24 per cent while its security revenues increase to 34 per cent of the worldwide pie. While annual unit shipments to EMEA are expected to grow in each data networking category, the rapid price erosion for LAN data networking equipment is expected to continue driving down revenues. The biggest players within EMEA were also identified in the report, and include Cisco, 3Com, HP, Avaya and Enterasys.

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