Japan Enterprise Networks Forecast, 2020-2024

Japan Enterprise Networks Forecast, 2020-2024

  • September 2020 •
  • 24 pages •
  • Report ID: 5445168 •
  • Format: PDF
This IDC study provides market forecasts from 2020 to 2024 for as well as the outlook on the Japan enterprise network equipment market, which consists of the Ethernet switch, router, and WLAN equipment markets. Following the growth in 2018, the market continued to achieve positive growth in 2019. The enterprise wireless LAN equipment market will continue to grow after 2020 because of the further penetration of "wireless first" trend, in which wireless refers to the primary method of accessing the network by an enterprise. Meanwhile, the growth rate of Ethernet switch and router markets, which are showing signs of maturity, is expected to turn negative. Wireless-first is bringing changes not only to wireless LAN but to the entire enterprise network. Kenichi Kusano, group manager, Communications, IDC Japan, says, "Enterprise Ethernet switch vendors should come up with proposals regarding optimization of wireless-first in a wired LAN environment at the core of their sales and product strategies. Wireless-first trend should not be seen as a threat but as a valuable opportunity to reinvigorate the wired LAN environment."