Enterprises Eye Campus Network
February 20, 2017
are eager to upgrade their Campus networks to NBASE-T Ethernet Switches
and Wave 2 Wireless LAN. Availability of merchant silicon will help
bolster market adoption.
“Despite the limited availability of products, market shipments of NBASE-T
in the second half of 2016 surged,” said Tam Dell’Oro, President of
Dell’Oro Group. “We interpret these results as a reflection that
Enterprise users are hungry for multi-gigabit bandwidth to support the
traffic from their wireless devices. The confluence of widespread
availability of NBASE-T Ethernet switches are now matching the
widespread availability of 802.11ac Wave 2 Wireless LAN products. Both
go hand-in-hand to reduce frustration of mobile users in the Enterprise.
at 2017, we have raised our forecast as we predict NBASE-T port
shipments will proliferate, eclipsing 5 M ports, as merchant
silicon-based switches come to market. This is about one year after
Cisco Systems and Hewlett Packard Enterprise began shipping products
based on their own ASICs. By later this year and into early 2018, we
expect the massive annual shipment levels of 1 Gbps to peak, then begin
to decline, as users migrate their Campus networks,” Dell’Oro continued.