Cisco dominates India router market despite Nokia and Huawei

Cisco India is dominating the router market despite the presence of telecom equipment makers such as Nokia and Huawei in the first quarter of 2018.
Router market leader in India in Q1 2018
US-based Cisco has 63.7 percent share in the Indian router market.

Finland-based Nokia has 15.1 percent share of the router market in India.

China-based Huawei has 9.6 percent share in the router market.

US-based Juniper Networks has 9.5 percent share of the router market.

IDC said both Nokia and Huawei achieved significant growth due to couple of large router deals wins in the telecom space in Q1 2018.

Technology vendors’ revenue in India Router market increased 8 percent to $99.9 million in 1Q 2018. The service provider deployments grew in Q1 2018, while enterprise deployments dropped marginally.

The service provider segments continued investments in 4G deployments and VoLTE and the regular refreshes to upgrade the network infrastructure. Government initiatives around digital India would drive incremental revenues in the coming quarters, IDC said.

“Initiatives around citizen digital empowerment; innovation accelerator technologies such as IOT, AR/VR, robotics; connectivity enhancements initiatives like 5G/VoLTE rollouts, Wi-Fi campus, hotspots, etc. are expected to increase the spending on networking,” Ranganath Sadasiva, director-Enterprise, IDC India, said.