Enterprise Network Equipment Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Enterprise Network Equipment Market is segmented by Type (Switches, Routers, WLAN, Network Security), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Enterprise Network Equipment Market Size
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 7.85 %

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Market Overview

The enterprise network equipment market was valued at USD 9.83 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 15.48 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 7.85% forecast period 2021 to 2026. An enterprise network is an enterprise's communication backbone that helps connect computers and related devices across departments and workgroup networks, facilitating insight and data accessibility. ​It reduces communication protocols, promotes system and device interoperability, and improves internal and external enterprise data management.

  • In an enterprise network, all systems should be able to communicate and provide and retrieve information. Therefore, physical systems and devices should be able to maintain and provide satisfactory performance, reliability, and security. ​Thus, components and technologies such as switches, routers, wireless networks, and access points, network security and management, WAN optimization assist in creating a secure, reliable, and scalable network at a lower cost.
  • Primarily, owing to the increasing need for improving the efficiency of production across organizations, there has been significant growth in the popularity of wireless equipment and strong demand for internet-enabled devices, which accelerate the growth of enterprise networks. According to ITCandor, the market revenue of Enterprise network in June 2019 increased to USD 131 billion compared to 2018, which was USD 129 billion. Further, the revenue for the service provider network increased to USD 55 billion till June 2019, whereas in 2018, it was USD 52 million.​
  • Moreover, enterprises are increasingly favoring the advanced technologies and features such as 100G Ethernet switches and adoption of 802.11 ac standards.​ For instance, the 802.11ac standard brings opportunities to deliver high-performance and end-device capacity over wireless networks. This enables the enterprise network to support the growing variety of wireless end-devices such as smartphones, tablets, new generations of M2M (machine-to-machine devices), and IoT
  • As this trend of BYOD is epitomizing the concept of any device used anywhere and is fuelling the need for invasive wireless networks and mission-critical mobility applications, the market for enterprise network devices is expected to increase proportionately.
  • According to the Consumer Technology Association, worldwide spending on smart city developments is anticipated to reach USD 34.35 billion, by 2020. This significantly drives the market. Further, the rise of China's middle class, a distinctly urban phenomenon, lifted around 500 million people out of poverty in less than 30 years. It is a testament to the power cities uniquely possessing to elevate living standards. China has approx 500 smart city pilot projects, which is the highest in the world, covering big and small cities. This potentially demands the rise of network equipment in the coming period.​
  • The network infrastructure market will be affected by the economic turbulence that has followed in the wake of the Covid-19. The impact may be uneven across various sectors, geographies, and vertical industries across the market as the impact of the pandemic continues to play out. European enterprise network equipment market is expected that Instead of growing 2.4% year on year in 2020, it may now expect the market to decline by 4 to 5%.​
  • Telecom network vendors such as Huawei, Samsung, Ericsson, Nokia, and ZTE are facing supply chain issues in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic. However, equipment installation services will remain in demand despite COVID-19-related challenges, such as rolling out personnel to sites to install new equipment amid the pandemic. Telecom operators still need to deploy small cells, predominantly in urban markets and public venues, that leverage high-band spectrum, and additional macros in the field, primarily on existing sites.​

Scope of the Report

Enterprise networking is traditionally centered on LAN standards with hardware switches, router devices, ethernet cabling, WIFI connections, and integrated firewall software all commonly used to create a Local Area Network. The market study comprises all the regions with respective countries with the potential market study on type such as network security, WLAN, etc.

Network Security
Other Types
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia Pacific
Rest of the World
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Network Security is Growing Due to Data Security Concerns

  • The growth of the market is attributed to the increasing cases of cyber-thefts in banking and defense institutions. The growing complexity and diversity of the cyber-attacks have driven the need among organizations to implement network security equipment to reduce the likelihood of large-scale data thefts. For instance, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, the number of data breach incidents in the United States has continuously increased from 2011 (419 million) to 2019 (1473 million).
  • Many organizations are reaching for more robust cybersecurity strategies apart from implementing traditional firewalls and controlling user access. This creates an excellent opportunity for developers to bring new defense approaches to the table. Incorporating AI to develop intuitive, efficient systems will allow businesses to use smart machine capabilities to detect threats early and use proactive strategies in defending their information.
  • Due to the rapidly increasing growth of digital organizations, IT professionals consider the lack of visibility as one of the biggest challenges being faced in addressing network threats. Most organizations are showing importance to know what is going on with their network at all times, across all applications, users, and devices. Organizations are implementing networking and security teams to work more closely and leverage network infrastructure to extend visibility everywhere and avoid data breaches or cybersecurity threats.
  • Additionally, The growing popularity of IoT and BYOD trends has also resulted in the growth of cyber-crimes, forcing organizations to use network security solutions. The rise in connected devices in the region has made enterprise networks more complex. The evolving network landscape has generated the need among enterprises to reassess their network security infrastructure and adopt robust network solutions.
  • Moreover, according to Cisco, 46% of network devices will be machine-to-machine or IoT by 2020, which are vulnerable to attacks. To fully realize the potential of these connected devices, the industries need to be equipped with WANs that are flexible to meet the network demands anticipated over the future.
Enterprise Network Equipment Market Trends

North America is Expected to Have Significant Market Share

  • North America is expected to hold a prominent share in the enterprise network equipment market. Moreover, the region has a strong foothold of network equipment vendors. Some of them include Cisco Systems, Inc., Dell EMC, Juniper Networks, Inc., Extreme Networks, Inc., and Arista Networks, Inc., among others, which contribute to the growth of the market
  • The vendors operating in the region are working on enterprise network equipment technologies to strengthen their product capabilities. An effective long-term work-from-home solution has to deliver a secure, enterprise-like experience that enhances efficiency, creativity, and productivity. Unlike solutions that use repurposed consumer network equipment, in June 2020, Aruba provides enterprise-class telework hardware coupled with plug-and-play installation, identity-based security, and cloud-native management for rapid, simple, and scalable deployment.
  • The emergence of trending technologies such as cloud networking, SaaS-based application, network analytics, DevOps, and virtualization, has encouraged the users and businesses in North America to undertake enterprise network equipment products. Also, the rising demand for cloud adoption, digital content, and new data sovereignty laws will further drive the North America region's network equipment market in the near future.
  • Also, the advances in the automation technology cater to the IT sector's current business needs through smart networks and quick remediation, which continuously check the network and offer a resolution without involving any third-party application.
  • United States Department of Defense has invested a massive amount in modernizing its infrastructure in the past. Defense Systems Information Agency announced its plan to upgrade the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) with 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) transport speeds to a 100 Gbps packet-optical transport system. Such investments are expected to boost the market.
Enterprise Network Equipment Market Analysis

Competitive Landscape

The enterprise network equipment market is moderately competitive and consists of a few market players enjoying a significant market share. In terms of market share, a few major players currently dominate the market. These major players with prominent shares in the market are focusing on expanding their customer base across foreign countries. Network equipment should also meet the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive from the European Union (EU) which makes limited numbers of suppliers meeting such standards for enterprise use. These companies are leveraging strategic collaborative initiatives to increase their market share and increase their profitability. The companies operating in the market are also acquiring start-ups working on enterprise network equipment technologies to strengthen their product capabilities.

  • February 2020- NEC and Cisco announced to provide network equipment with enhanced supply chain management. This is an important advancement in NEC's efforts to strengthen the verification, monitoring, and management of authenticity throughout the network system supply chain by expanding the scope of targeted network equipment through partnerships. Both NEC and Cisco aim to begin rolling out network equipment based on this initiative from fiscal 2020.
  • April 2019 - Juniper Networks announced a cloud-delivered version of its SD-WAN solution. Juniper’s Contrail Service Orchestration gives enterprises a simple way to manage and secure the WAN infrastructure and also branch LAN and Wi-Fi networks typically deployed alongside it.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study 




    1. 4.1 Market Overview (Includes Assessment of Impact of COVID-19)

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Surging Bandwidth Requirements with IoT Prevalance

      2. 4.2.2 Government Initiations in Emerging Economies to Develop Smart Cities

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Maintenance Cost Due to Security Concerns

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers​

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers​

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants​

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitutes​

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    5. 4.5 Industry Value Chain Analysis


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Switches

      2. 5.1.2 Routers

      3. 5.1.3 WLAN

      4. 5.1.4 Network Security

      5. 5.1.5 Other Types

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Rest of Asia Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Rest of the World

        1. Latin America

        2. Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Cisco Systems Inc.

      2. 6.1.2 Aruba (Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP)

      3. 6.1.3 Juniper Networks, Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd

      5. 6.1.5 Dell EMC

      6. 6.1.6 Extreme Networks, Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 Arista Networks, Inc.

      8. 6.1.8 Fortinet, Inc.

      9. 6.1.9 Vmware, Inc.

      10. 6.1.10 NetScout Systems, Inc.

      11. 6.1.11 Palo Alto Networks, Inc. 

      12. 6.1.12 Check Point Software Technologies Ltd 

      13. 6.1.13 F5 Networks, Inc.

      14. 6.1.14 New H3C Technologies Co. Ltd 

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Enterprise Network Equipment Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Enterprise Network Equipment Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.85% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Cisco Systems Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Juniper Networks Inc., Arista Networks Inc. are the major companies operating in Enterprise Network Equipment Market.

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