This study contains IDC's actual Ethernet switch results for 2008-2013 and presents the latest forecast for 2014-2018 EMEA Ethernet switch port shipments and revenue. Revenue forecasts for the EMEA market are provided according to the technology (Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10GbE, and 40GbE), Open Systems Interconnection [OSI] layer (layers 2, 3, and 4-7) and form factor (modular, fixed-managed, and fixed-unmanaged) of Ethernet switch port shipments. This study also includes a pivot table with EMEA Ethernet switch forecast data.
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 2014-2018 forecast period, the economic environment will imply prudent investments and moderate the strength of key market 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 campuses will result in a moderate value CAGR increase in the overall EMEA Ethernet switch market." - Senior Research Analyst Peter Kosinar, Communications Networks and Infrastructure, IDC CEMA