“We have been predicting the demand in the market to remain strong, but what surprised us is the level of shipments and revenues that vendors were able to achieve during the quarter, despite ongoing supply challenges,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Director at Dell’Oro Group.
“5G fixed wireless deployments joined fiber as the primary drivers for spending this quarter,” noted Jeff Heynen, Vice President, Broadband Access and Home Networking at Dell’Oro Group. “Despite supply chain constraints and increased costs, operators continue to focus on expanding broadband connectivity,” explained Heynen.
“Despite global supply chain problems, the underlying demand to upgrade backbone and 5G transport networks remains strong,” said Shin Umeda, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “Service providers are transitioning to new network architectures, and demand for 400 Gbps capable systems and enhanced edge routers offer the networking capabilities required to achieve the transformations,” added Umeda.
“We predict the major Cloud service providers to enter an expansion cycle in 2022,” said Baron Fung, Research Director at Dell’Oro Group. “The Top 10 Cloud service providers are planning to launch new data centers in more than 30 regions next year and will increase their investments on new server architectures and network upgrades.
“Enterprises are upgrading network infrastructures at accelerated rates compared to pre-pandemic times, and our research finds that the SD-WAN market is growing at strong double-digit rates in all regions of the world,” said Shin Umeda, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group.