Week in Research: BYOD drives new enterprise mobility concerns; Internet core router demand down in Q1

BYOD creates enterprise mobility concerns: It's hard not to avoid the growth of wireless devices in the enterprise. According to a new Gartner study, 90 percent of enterprises that have deployed mobile devices and 86 percent of enterprises surveyed said they plan to deploy media tablets this year. While it's clear that more enterprises are embracing the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) mentality, it is creating new security concerns for enterprises. Two of the main issues were "use of privately owned devices" and "deployment of new enterprise mobile platforms." To ensure security and support their BYOD efforts, Gartner suggests that enterprises leveraging mobility should develop a strategy that incorporates mobile data protection (MDP), network access control (NAC), and mobile device management (MDM) tools. Release

Core router sale slow down continues: For the second quarter in a row, sales of core routers declined year-over-year as seen in a new Dell'Oro report. The analyst firm said Internet core router sales declined 7 percent in the first quarter of 2012, following the 13 percent decline in Q4 2011. Leading the charge for router sales was Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), recording its highest market share in about 10 years, while Juniper (NYSE: JNPR) and Huawei took the number two and three positions. Despite the slowdown, Shin Umeda, vice president at Dell'Oro Group, said: "The good news is that we believe that we are on the cusp of a new investment cycle in which network operators will upgrade to 100 gigabit technologies that offer 2.5 to 10 times more capacity than what is generally deployed today." Release

APAC's IPTV growth driven by digital migration: Asia Pacific's IPTV subscriptions will grow 70 percent from 2012 to 2017, with 100 percent growth off a base of 28.5 million subscribers, suggests a new ABI Research study. What's making Asia Pacific one of the industry segment's highest growth markets is its sheer size and growing economy. This year, the region will account for over 60 percent of total net additions. Driving APAC's IPTV growth will be China, India, and other countries with low pay-TV penetration such as Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. "Key markets of the Asia-Pacific region, such as China and India, are carrying out nationwide cable TV digitization. Digitization is expected to increase HD services and adoption in the years to come," said Khin Sandi Lynn, research analyst, core forecasting. Release

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