This IDC study contains IDC's actual 2008-2012 data and the latest forecast for 2013-2017 for EMEA Ethernet switch shipments and revenue. Shipment and revenue shares are provided by technology for Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10GbE, and 40GbE; by OSI layer for layers 2, 3, and 4-7; and by form factor for modular, non-modular, and unmanaged Ethernet switch port shipments and revenue.
Country tables are available upon request for 35 countries and regions in Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
"IDC believes that, during the 2013-2017 forecast period, the unstable economic environment will negatively impact investments and will thus weaken the effects of key drivers such as the growth of video, network-based businesses, network-attached devices, cloud computing, and virtualization in the datacenter. Consequently, the ongoing replacement of Fast Ethernet by Gigabit Ethernet and deployments of 10GbE and 40GbE technologies in datacenters and campus will result in a moderate CAGR for revenue from the overall EMEA Ethernet switch market." - Senior Research Analyst Peter Kosinar, Communications Networks and Infrastructure, IDC CEMA
Forecast and Assumptions