Growing subscriber’s base in the Indian Telecom industry has created new opportunities for the OEM manufacturers. The increasing demand for Cloud Computing, High-Speed Internet and WLAN has created an indispensable need for commercial and enterprise routers in the Indian Market. To manage this demand more efficient routers are needed across the networks.
According to 6Wresearch, India Router Market annual shipments reached 3.47 million units. D-link sustains its market leadership followed by Tp-link. The total unit shipments for H2 has registered a decline of around 40% over H1.
Table: India Router Market, By Router Type
Source: 6Wresearch India Router Market Annual Tracker
WLAN Routers captured around 89% share of the India Router Market. Network oriented devices such as Smartphones, Tablet, Personal Computer have become an integral part of the communication system acting as a key market driver for the Indian Router Market. Further, growing demand of video applications, increasing bandwidth usage, alongside technological upgrades and replacements are expected to boost the demand of these devices.
Market trends includes dual band, portability, rotational antennas, 3G/4G & eSATA connectivity and Smart Routers. Consistent cost reduction of both wired and wireless routers have further boosted the growth of this market.
Recent implementation of 3G/4G networks in commercial routers have increased the demand of WLAN routers over wired commercial routers. Further, server virtualization, data center consolidation as well as new security requirements have resulted in a huge transformation in enterprise routers during the past few quarters. To meet the increasing demand of the Indian consumers, OEM’s have to implement the ongoing technological changes in the Indian Router Market.