Enterprise router market revenue grew 6 percent in 2013, said Infonetics Research. Prominent players include Cisco, HP, Juniper, Adtran and Huawei.
In Q4 2013, the global enterprise router market rose 14 percent to $1 billion from Q4 2012
Growth drivers include demand for routers among enterprises and small- and medium-sized businesses.
Infonetics Research said the demand for enterprise router among public sectors was a mixed bag and the U.S. federal government remains weak.
The report said North America was the top performing region in 2013, delivering 16 percent annual revenue growth.
EMEA was flat due to the economic crisis, but the past few quarters have been encouraging and indicate a turnaround.
Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks and video at Infonetics Research, said: “The move toward cloud services and private cloud architectures is putting new strains on enterprise WANs and forcing companies to make new investments, lifting the router market out of its multiyear rut.”
Also read: outer market grew 2.2 percent, says IDC
IDC on the other hand said the worldwide enterprise and service provider Router market rose 2.2 percent in Q4 2013. It rose 7.9 percent in Asia/Pacific, declined 17.6 percent in Latin America, North America increased 3.8 percent and EMEA grew 0.3 percent in Q4 2013.