Overview of the global LAN as a service (LANaaS) market
Market research analysts at Technavio predict that the global LANaaS market will grow impressively during the next four years and will post a CAGR of more than 30% by 2020. This market research analysis identifies the increased adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) as one of the primary growth factors for this market. Rapid urbanization, migration of people to urban areas, and the rise in development of smart cities, have resulted in the exponential increase in the number of smart connected devices. This will rise the demand for M2M and machine-to-human (M2H) communications since they help users easily manage, monitor, and maintain connected devices. IoT uses several technologies such as Wi-Fi, radio frequency identification (RFID), sensors, barcodes, and GPS which mandate the requirement of effective connectivity solutions to ensure the stability of their smart city projects. Since LANaaS-enabled services provide low-cost connectivity solutions for smart connected devices, the coming years will witness a rapid increase in their demand.
The increased adoption of on-demand LAN will be one of the major trends that will gain traction in this market in the next few years. The increasing popularity of LANaaS and wide area network as a service (WANaaS) will result in the adoption of on-demand networking solutions. On-demand services provide flexible networking options with minimal upfront costs. Vendors such as Cisco Systems and AT&T have already developed on-demand networking services to explore new areas in the cloud-based networking market and are also developing next-generation networking solutions such as software-defined networking, to simplify the LAN systems.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
Owing to the presence of a considerable number of market players, the competition among the market vendors is quite intense. The emergence of cloud-based networking and hyper-converged solutions will further intensify the level of competition in the market. Vendors in the market are currently investing in next-generation communication technologies and are mainly focusing on the acquisition of companies that specialize in cloud-based networking solutions. To sustain the competition and retain their market shares, leading market players have the need to invest in key technologies and also compete in the domestic market due to the emergence of start-up firms in different geographical locations.
The leading vendors in the market are -
The other prominent vendors in the market are Aerohive Networks, Aryaka, Brocade Communications System, Centiant International, Iricent, Microland, NetCraftsmen, Nuvem Networks, and Pertino.
Segmentation by end-users and analysis of the LAN as a service market
During 2015, the telecom sector accounted for the major market shares and dominated this market. The need to improve the omni-channel customer experience will compel telecom companies to increase their IT spending. Since LANaaS solutions require low upfront capital investments, they prove to be the ideal choice for telecom service providers to provide high-quality services at minimal cost.
Geographical segmentation and analysis of the LAN as a service market
This market study estimates that in terms of geographical regions, the Americas will be the major revenue contributor to the market throughout the next four years. The adoption of connected solutions by enterprises in several industries such as BFSI, telecom, healthcare, and education and the rise in demand for Internet services for the adoption of BYOD policy and the integration of Internet of Things, will propel the market’s growth prospects in this region.
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