TP Link, Netgear, IBall captured 48% share of the Indian router market

The Indian Router market witnessed significant technological changes over the last few quarters due to a rise in demand for internet connectivity coupled with the increasing number of internet subscribers and growth in the BYOD market. According to 6Wresearch, the Indian router market shipments registered 0.67 million units during CY 1Q 2015.

TP-Link led the India SOHO Router market whereas, Cisco captured major share in the commercial router segment. Further, during CY 1Q 2015, in the India SOHO Router market, Netgear ranked second and registered a substantial triple-digit growth over the same quarter previous year.

Some of the key players in the India SOHO and commercial router market are TP-Link, Netgear, IBall, Cisco, and Hewlett Packard.

As many as 53 vendors shipped devices. TP-Link, Netgear, and IBall together captured around 48 percent share of the market.

In the SOHO segment, WLAN routers registered more than 94 percent market share.

"Over the past few quarters, a shift in demand has been observed in the Indian SOHO Router market. The market which was previously dominated by the single band and 150 MBPS WLAN SOHO routers is now witnessing a rising need for 300 MBPS WLAN and dual-band residential routers," said Anuj Mehrotra, research analyst, 6Wresearch - India Electronics Division).

"Recent technological advancements in the data center consolidation and improvement in the data communication security have transformed the enterprise networks which have further fuelled the demand for Enterprise Routers in the India market," he added.

India router market witnessed a surge in demand for dual-band Wi-Fi, 4G connectivity, and sleek design routers in the SOHO segment. The market comprising SOHO and enterprise routers is expected to achieve a higher growth rate over the coming quarters due to the uptake of advanced video surveillance applications and the upcoming installation of free Wi-Fi hotspots in the country.

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