This IDC study is the follow-up to Canadian Networking Equipment 2013-2017 Forecast (IDC #CA6CIC13, May 2013). The networking equipment market in Canada experienced strong growth in routing and security appliances in 2013, with an overall market growth of 4.8%. The networking equipment market in Canada is forecast to hit 2.6 billion in revenue for 2018, a five-year CAGR of 4.5%.
Kevin Lonergan, analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, says, "As bandwidth becomes an issue at the core, we see an increase in investment for switching, security appliances, and IPT. Cloud, virtualization, mobility, and unified communications continue to push the limits of existing network capabilities, which will lead to continued investment over the forecast period."