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HPE Maintains Its Leadership in Indian WLAN Market with 18.4% Market Share



According to International Data Corporation ‘s (IDC) latest networking tracker findings, India networking market witnessed a 5.5% Year-over-Year (YoY) decline in 2Q19 (CY 2Q19). The networking market comprises of Ethernet Switch, Routers and WLAN segments. While the switches and WLAN segment grew marginally, the router segment caused deep decline. The overall decline can be attributed to the utilization of their IT budgets by most of the Indian enterprises in 1Q19 and post-election effect in India.

Segment Highlights

India Ethernet Switch Market, 2Q19

According to IDC’s Asia/Pacific Quarterly Ethernet Switch Tracker, the Ethernet Switch market in India stood at USD 140.1 million (by vendor revenue) in 2Q19 registering YoY growth of 2.1%. ADC drove the YoY growth, while switches saw a marginal YoY decline in the quarter. Top spending for switching segment in 2Q19 came from services, telecom, finance, and government sectors.

Cisco continues to dominate the Ethernet Switch market with a 51.4% share in 2Q19, followed by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Huawei.

India Router Market, 2Q19

According to IDC’s Asia/Pacific Quarterly Router Tracker, India Router market stood at USD 72.3 million (by vendor revenue) with a steep YoY decline of 24.3% in 2Q19 .The decline of router segment in 2Q19 was due to stabilization after heavy spending in the past few quarters and Service Providers slowing down router investments during the quarter.

Cisco leads the router market with 56.1% market share in 2Q19 followed by Nokia and Huawei.

India WLAN Market, 2Q19 

According to IDC’s Asia/Pacific Quarterly WLAN Tracker, the Indian WLAN market had a YoY growth of 9.1% during 2Q19. The market stood at USD 54.9 million (by Vendor Revenue). Deployments in all segments – consumer, enterprise and service providers witnessed a YoY growth. Service organizations drove the key growth in the enterprise segment during the quarter.

With a market share of 18.4%, Hewlett Packard Enterprise continued to be the market leader in the WLAN segment during 2Q19, followed by Cisco and TP-Link.

Sudharsan Raghunathan, Senior Market Analyst, Enterprise Networking, IDC India says, “The enterprise adoption of high speed ethernet switches like 25GB and 40GB are increasing owing to the exponentially increasing bandwidth requirements. New wireless standards like 802.11 ax (Wi-Fi 6) is also driving this trend, owing to the increase in the number of end points and the ability to deliver high quality content efficiently.”

IDC India Forecast

The Ethernet Switch, Router, and WLAN market are expected to grow in single digits in terms of compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for 2018-2023. Increased adoption of emerging technologies such as cloud, IOT, mobility, etc. would drive incremental revenues. IDC also expects large investments for 5G rollouts in the next couple of years.

Rajeev has witnessed the growth of technology across all verticals since he started his career in journalism. With a vast experience of almost 11 years in the technology market in India, he has worked closely with the industry leaders and has been part of this revolution in IT & communication market in India. He started his career as an entrepreneur in 2009 in the technology world. Currently, he is Director of News Dot Media Pvt. Ltd., Chief Editor for Digital Terminal (Magazine & Online) &  

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Follow These 5 Home Service Platforms to Make Diwali Preparations Easy




The hectic schedules and deadlines usually make it difficult for millennials to indulge in Diwali preparations. As the festive season brings in an added responsibility of refurbishing and cleaning your home. With technology fast becoming an integral part of our lives, there are platforms to set a perfect festive vibe with their services.

Here look at 5 options to make your life easier –


During festivals, your to-do-list is never-ending and the drudgery of basic grocery shopping that involves standing in the long queues for billing can strip you of your valuable time. BigBasket brings a smart, quick and relaxed way of grocery shopping while you indulge in decorations or visiting friends/family. Users can browse through a wide range of food and grocery products, order and get them delivered at a convenient time-slot. Each product is handpicked and undergoes a safety packaging process to ensure the quality delivery of everything. 


Be it an installation of a new home theatre you bought this Diwali or service of your old water purifier service in the kitchen, 247around can take charge and lower your festive stress. The platform offers Pan India services ranging from installations, demonstrations, warranty services, returns validation, maintenance contracts, buyback, and spares management to multiple brands selling across offline and online channels. This ensures a seamless customer experience throughout the service journey. It enables the customers to do self-diagnostics, decipher the issue, and estimate prices much before the engineer arrives at home. Users can book their choice of services through the 247around’s android app, website or call center. Once booked, a team of qualified engineers will arrive at the given address.


There is no better time to look and feel good than now! To kick-start the celebrations across 12 cities including Delhi NCR, Yes Madam, India’s most authentic, affordable, and transparent tech-driven beauty and wellness services platform, has announced several exciting offers and discounts. Being a customer-centric brand, Yes Madam has rolled out highly irresistible festive offers for women to avail quality services in the comfort of their homes without burning holes in their pockets.


Unexpected guests arriving at home? Want to throw a Diwali Card Party? Zomato is here to your rescue. The online food delivery platform lets you discover the restaurants across the city to either eat out or order in from. Operating in all the major cities partnering with pocket-friendly joints to the high-end restaurants, this app is here to smartly sort your hunger games at any hour of the day and even late at night.


Be it pre Diwali cleaning or a post-party mess cleaning, iRobot is here to save you to clean all the dirt within seconds. The all-new Roomba i7+ it has an ability to work on Alexa integrated voice commands and connected to your Home Wi-Fi, as well. Beyond this allows the device to understand your specific command like ‘Alexa ask Roomba to clean the ‘kitchen’. Now how your robotic cleaner knows where is your kitchen in the house? It uses its latest Imprint™ technology to learn your home’s floor plan!

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